How Aeroflot Is Surviving After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine —…

Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. Despite overwhelming support for Ukraine from the rest of the world, there is still no end in sight to the conflict between the two countries. Nearly every global industry has seen changes to their operations, supply chains or both, but civil aviation…

Malaysia Airlines Evaluating Options for Fleet Modernization

Malaysia Airlines is moving a step closer to modernizing its 21 Airbus A330s — replacing them with more fuel-efficient aircraft. The new flights are expected to lower carbon emissions. The airline owns 15 Airbus A330-300s and six Airbus A330-220s among its fleet of 87 aircraft. “We are in a late…

Aeroflot Resumes Flights to China

Aeroflot restarted its once-weekly service to China between Moscow and Guangzhou on June 6, 2022. The service resumption follows the flight resumptions to India and Turkey in May. Since early March 2022, many western countries have banned Russian carriers from their airspace following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Moscow-based airline…

China Sends Commercial Jets to Evacuate Citizens from Ukraine

Since Friday, March 4, China began to evacuate its citizens from active war zones in Ukraine via commercial flights. As of the moment this report has been posted, a total of 7 flights has been executed from Romania and Poland to pick up Chinese nationals and their families to go…

Iberia Firms Up U.S. Expansion Plans, Adds Dallas and Washington…

This summer, Iberia will offer more than 120 flight frequencies to the United States, firming its plans to add flights to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and Washington-Dulles. In addition, the Madrid-based carrier intends to resume flights to San Francisco, servicing a total of nine U.S. destinations this summer. This announcement builds…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

Air Mauritius Resumes Flights To Johannesburg

Air Mauritius recently announced the resumption of its commercial flights from Johannesburg to Mauritius. The airline will now serve five weekly flights scheduled for January 2022, operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flights will be operated by both the Airbus A350-900 and the A330-900neo. Air Mauritius flight resumption…

Airbus Launches New Subsidiary

On Monday, Airbus — the prominent, European aircraft manufacturer — announced the launch of Airbus Atlantic, which will become their new wholly-owned subsidiary. The combination of Airbus' two major production sites located in Nantes, France and Montoir-de-Bretagne, France with Stelia Aerospace — their seat design and manufacturing subsidiary — will…

Bringing Europe Closer: VietJet Reveals Initial Airbus A330 Routes

Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet has announced Moscow as its first European destination. From July, the airline has announced that the Russian capital will be connected to three Vietnamese cities. From next year, 10-hour flights will connect Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang, Vietnam with Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport twice…