Opinion: Lowering Minimums and Raising Retirement Age Won’t Solve Pilot…

As travelers return to the skies, following the suppression of demand from the Covid-19 pandemic, airlines are facing a familiar challenge, a pilot shortage. Before the pandemic, airlines were already facing a wave of pilot retirements in the coming years. More stringent requirements for certification have slowed down the number…

Gatwick Airport Expands Connectivity to Canada Over Summer

London’s Gatwick airport is to increase connectivity with Canada over the summer season with airlines offering 50 flights to six destinations. Services from the U.K.’s second-largest airport will be operated by WestJet and Air Transat with extra capacity being added to existing operations. Quebec City this week joined Vancouver, Calgary,…

Royal Air Maroc, Emirates Anounce Codeshare Partnership

Royal Air Maroc and Emirates Airlines have signed a codeshare partnership that aims to boost flights between Dubai, Casablanca, and other destinations. The agreement announced on May 10 in Dubai will be valid from the end of the month, and will cover a total of 209 combined destinations, "providing more…

Contour Airlines Adds Service to Two EAS Cities Vacated By…

The U.S. Essential Air Service has seen some strain recently as three airlines — the most recent carrier being Cape Air — requested to terminate at least two of their contracts before they were due to expire. As a result, the government has been forced to look for other operators to…

Azul Reports 25 Percent Revenue Increase in Q1 2022

On Monday, Azul presented its Q1 2022 report, which it showed a significant increase in revenue when compared with the same period in 2019. This comparison reflects the outstanding performance of the company, as 2019 is the last year of growth before the pandemic hit the industry. When compared with…

Flight Cancellations and Passport Delays Set to Disrupt Summer Travel

The lifting of coronavirus travel restrictions in North America and across Europe has created a sharp increase in the demand for air travel. Though the lifting of restrictions had been foreseen as a positive for an aviation industry hit hard by the pandemic the reality has been something else entirely.…

South African Airways Restructures Leadership Team

Last week, South African Airways announced changes to its leadership structure. The carrier's interim CEO Thomas Kgokolo — who has led the airline for a year now — has stepped down from the position, with the role subsequently being assumed on a more permanent basis. John Lamola will replace Kgokolo, who…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…

Schiphol Airport Asks Airlines to Cancel Flights Due to Staff…

One of Europe’s busiest airports is set to have further disruption this weekend after an unannounced baggage handlers strike caused chaos last weekend. According to Reuters Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is seeking to prevent repeat scenes at the airport similar to those experienced on 23 April by asking airlines to manage…