Lufthansa Offer to Purchase Stake in ITA Airways Sparks European…

Lufthansa recently announced a bid to acquire a minority stake in the Italian airline ITA Airways with an option to purchase the remaining shares in the future. A press release on Wednesday from the German carrier stated: ‘Today, the company submitted an offer to the Italian Ministry of Economy and…

Opinion: Embrace the Absurdities of Flying Portrayed in Hollywood Films

The relationship between aircraft and film stretches back about 100 years to the early days of aviation. Film cameras initially captured aircraft performing stunts and planned crashes to excite cinema audiences and this evolved into aviation providing the backdrop for feature films. Indeed the first Best Picture Academy Award in…

IATA Responds to Reintroduction of COVID-19 Testing

Chinese authorities are now allowing citizens to travel internationally again after almost three years of strict bans due to the pandemic. However, as a result, airlines are again facing the prospect of managing passenger testing in several countries. Since the lifting of the Chinese government’s COVID-19 elimination policy last month,…

Jetstar Flight Makes 8-Hour Flight Back to Destination Due to…

A Jetstar flight from Melbourne, Australia to Denpasar, Indonesia was forced to turn back to Melbourne after being en route for four hours. The aircraft had just left the coast of Australia when it was discovered that the airline would be exceeding capacity restrictions under the terms of the air…

Finnair Expands Operations to Asia for Summer 2023

Finnair recently announced plans to increase the frequency to destinations in Asia for summer 2023. The Oneworld member airline will resume service between Helsinki and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International airport on March 26. In addition to the airline’s daily operation to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the summer months, Finnair will…

Kenya Airways Begins Nonstop Flights between Mombasa and Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates' International Airport now has a new African destination in its network of 200 plus international destinations on Friday, with the recent launch of Kenya Airways’ inaugural service from the coastal city of Mombasa, Kenya. Kenya Airways will now be operating four weekly flights between Mombasa and…

Porter Airlines Announces Early 2023 U.S. and Canadian Network Expansion

This week, Porter Airlines — a Canadian regional carrier — announced a series of new destinations and routes to the short-haul carrier’s network. Edmonton, Canada and Calgary, Canada will be added to the airline’s destinations, and the Canadian capital of Ottawa, Canada will have four routes added. On Feb. 14, Porter’s…

Turkish Airlines Posts Fifth Consecutive Quarter of Net Profits

Turkish Airlines released its financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2022. Turkey’s national carrier reported positive figures, making it the fifth consecutive quarter with a net profit. As reported by the company itself in a press release, Turkish Airlines made a net profit of 1.5 billion dollars…

Aviation History: Academy Awards Museum at Intersection of Past LA…

Dec.7 marked ICAO's International Civil Aviation Day giving pause for reflection on how the aviation industry has shaped our lives for over one hundred years. Aviation has long been a passion but prior to being involved with the industry directly, I had an involvement in cinema. Interest in the film…