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Ryanair To Close London Southend Base

European low-cost carrier Ryanair announced it will be closing its base at Southend airport near London, where it currently bases two aircraft. The Irish born carrier will open a base in Newcastle, on the other hand, taking off in 2022. As of November 1st, Ryanair will no longer fly from Southend Airport, which is operated by Esken group. In a statement, David Shearer, Esken Executive Chairman, said, "Ryanair has stated its intention to close its base at London Southend Airport…

Argentina Raises International Passenger Entry Limits, Yet to Announce New…

As of July 9, Argentina will be adjusting the number of allowed passenger arrivals up from the 600 allowed today. The new figure will come into effect after July 9, though no figures as to how many arrivals will be permitted have been released. The decision to increase the number…

European Airlines Increase Flying Capacity

Europe is preparing for a busy summer season as vaccination campaigns continue to take place and more people become inoculated against COVID-19. According to FlightGlobal, the number of aircraft parked for more than a week on the continent has more than halved between May and June as airlines prepare to…

Diving Into the Global Airline Industry Rebound

Global consulting firm McKinsey last week hosted a webinar on global air travel rebound in which it highlighted a series of drivers for sector recovery and point out the challenges airlines will face as they work to get out of the Covid-19 crisis. The firm’s analysis suggests that a main…

Delta Mandates Vaccinations for New Employees

Delta Air Lines announced it will be requiring all new hires joining the airline in the U.S  to be vaccinated as it aims to achieve employee immunity as soon as possible to operate safely. In an interview with CNN, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said that all new hires will require…

Malaysia Airlines to Retire Airbus A380s

The Airbus A380 sure is an aircraft that came late for the era it was launched in. While the Airbus super-jumbo provides more seating capacity than any other commercial aircraft out there, it is also no longer a favorite for airlines given its high operating costs and the availability of…

Eastern Air Lines Lands in Europe

Eastern Airlines has announced its first transatlantic route, which will fly from Chicago to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bold move comes as the U.S carrier continues to chase profitable business opportunities outside of core markets that are well-served by traditional legacy carriers. Starting on May 28, Eastern will…

With COVID Cases Rising, South American Aviation Expects Turbulence

While other parts of the world are already seeing rays light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic, South America is in the middle of a second wave of coronavirus cases with countries toughening mobility restrictions to aim to reduce its spread. Last week,…

American Airlines to Fly Its 737 MAX to South America

American Airlines has its recently reintroduced Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft scheduled to fly between the U.S and South America. From March 5, the Forth Worth-based carrier will fly the single-aisle Boeing between Miami and Manaus in northeastern Brazil. The news was reported by Aviacionline, based on Cirium data. From…

Uncertainty Still Looms Over Travel Rebound

It has now been over a year since the Coronavirus swept across the globe and began to change many aspects of the way we live, including largely pausing non-essential travel. Whilst a year ago it would have been hard to believe that passenger numbers would remain low for so long,…