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An Air Belgium A340 on approach into London's Heathrow Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Air Belgium Plans Cargo Hub in Liège

Belgian airline Air Belgium will be starting cargo operations in 2021 from Liège Airport.  In a press release issued on Saturday, the airline announced intentions to acquire four cargo aircraft and have six cargo aircraft by the end of 2021. Air Belgium, a scheduled and charter carrier, will receive their first two cargo aircraft in March.  It is unknown which aircraft the airline plans to operate.  However, rumors point to the airline acquiring Airbus A330Fs from Qatar Airways, according to…

Birds of a Feather: The Aircraft Lost to COVID-19 in…

To not mince words about the commercial aviation industry when talking about the last year, but 2020 sucked. The global force for moving passengers was grounded with the rapid spread of COVID-19 as borders closed, demand fell and airlines looked to make the most of the disaster at hand. Months…

Due to Weak Recovery, Lufthansa Further Reduces Fleet and Staff

The summer has passed and the prospects for the aviation industry's recovery are once again exhausted. The high season ends and, except for some signs of recovery in demand that was seen in July and August, the market again shows the impact of COVID-19 on European aviation. For that reason,…

TAP Air Portugal Starts A340-300 Phase-Out

This week TAP Air Portugal, Portugal's flag carrier, started the phase-out of their four A340-300s. CS-TOA, CS-TOB, CS-TOC and CS-TOD have been flying for the airline since 1994, when the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar was retired from the Portuguese carrier's fleet. In recent years, the A340s were being used by TAP…

Singapore Airlines Resumes Nonstop Flight to Los Angeles with New…

Singapore Airlines has relaunched its non-stop service between Los Angeles and Singapore Friday night with the new Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range) jet making the journey more convenient and faster than ever. 141 lucky passengers were onboard the inaugural flight (SQ37) to Changi Airport and Singapore Airlines held a festive celebration…