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A Porter Airlines Q400 taking off. (Photo: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada (Monday evening departure) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Porter Airlines Looking For Pastures New With Embraer E195-E2 Order

In an unexpected move that has revitalized the hopes of fledgling Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft with an option for 50 further units has been announced by the Toronto City Airport-based airline and the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The Embraer E195-E2, nicknamed “The Profit Maker,” is the first jet that will become part of Porter’s fleet, now entirely made up of 29 De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft. Porter had initially ordered 30 Bombardier CS100s…

Finnair Set to Launch Long-Haul Services From Stockholm Arlanda

Although in recent times bilateral agreements have become largely less restrictive, there have been relatively few attempts on behalf of legacy carriers to take advantage of market opportunities outside their traditional home market. That is why the latest announcement coming from Finnair is a breath of fresh air in the…

Saudi Arabia Plans To Develop New Megacarrier

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been embarking on a modernization process that is aimed at upgrading all the infrastructure in the country to attract tourism and trade flows and develop local businesses. The country has recently introduced a new visa-free system to facilitate the influx of foreign visitors and…

British Airways Considers Abandoning London Gatwick

British flag carrier British Airways is considering permanently shutting down its operations at London Gatwick airport in order to consolidate all its operations at London Heathrow and therefore maintain the pool of slots it holds at the airport even after temporary waivers are lifted. As the airline industry struggles to…

Update: Qatar Denies Fifth Freedom Mexico City Routes

As international traffic is starting to show signs of a yet-sluggish recovery, airlines are doing their best to take advantage of opportunities available in the marketplace after the COVID-19 pandemic has produced a shake-up like never seen before in the airline industry. One of these companies is Qatar Airways, the…

British Airways Considers Abandoning London Gatwick

British flag carrier British Airways is considering permanently shutting down its operations at London Gatwick airport in order to consolidate all its operations at London Heathrow and therefore maintain the pool of slots it holds at the airport even after temporary waivers are lifted. As the airline industry struggles to…

Ryanair Flight Redirected By Belarusian Government To Arrest Dissident

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair found itself in the middle of an international political incident when one of its flights was forced to divert to a foreign capital and one of its passengers was apprehended by law enforcement after. Flight FR4978 on May 23, scheduled to fly from Athens, Greece to…

Wizz Air Announces New Base At Rome’s Fiumicino Airport

There seems to be no slowing down Hungarian ultra-low-cost carriers Wizz Air’s expansion in Europe to consolidate its position in the marketplace as commercial air transport restarts after the pandemic-driven crisis. Last week, the carrier announced its fifth base in Italy. It will add four new Airbus A321neo aircraft to…

Air Canada Posts Heavy Q1 Losses, Calls For Eased Travel…

While airlines in the U.S. are starting to see some light at the end of this very long tunnel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, in Canada times are still much tougher. Air Canada announced its results for the first quarter posting an operating loss of 1.049 billion Canadian dollars ($865…

Stockholm Bromma Airport Set To Permanently Shut Down

The Covid-19 pandemic that has devastated air travel demand around the world is about to see yet another victim. The Swedish government has announced its intention to permanently shut down Stockholm Bromma Airport — operating under the code BMA — one of the two airports serving Sweden’s capital metropolitan area…