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…

Severe Pilot Shortage Cited For Dramatic Loss of U.S. Regional…

A recent report from the Regional Airline Association (RAA) noted that 76 percent of U.S. airports lost air services when comparing figures from October 2022 with the same month in 2019. Of those 324 airports, the average loss equated to 31 percent of flights that were operated three years prior.…

Auckland Airport Revises Forecast Upward Amid Growing Demand

In response to a speedy recovery, New Zealand’s Auckland Airport has revised its forecast for the financial year 2023. Auckland Airport, the largest international gateway to the country, has seen a strong demand in domestic and international travel, in particular on North and South America, South Pacific and Trans-Tasman routes.…

KLM Promotes Fleet Renewal to Reverse Proposed Capacity Cuts at…

KLM is proposing a fleet renewal program as the main solution to reducing noise pollution and CO2 emissions at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. The announcement comes after the Netherlands parliament proposed cutting the number of annual flight movements at the airline’s hub from 500,000 to 440,000 by the end of 2023.…

International Passenger Demand Triples in June – IATA

The International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has released the passenger data for June showing an unsurprising rise in passenger demand. Using the industry metric of Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) to indicate total passenger traffic IATA’s figures indicate a 76.2% increase over 2021. As a comparison passenger traffic was at approximately…

Panamá Pacífico International Airport Resumes Operations

On Thursday, Panamá Pacífico International Airport (BLB) resumed commercial operations, following the completion of the renovation works on its passenger terminal. The facility had been closed in March 2020, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Tocumen S.A. moved forward with expansion and modernization works, with the aim…

Ryanair Set to Reopen Belfast Base

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, announced this week that it will return to Belfast International Airport (BFS), Northern Ireland. According to the company, it will offer twelve routes from the airport from March 2023. In total, it plans to operate around 115 flights a week to and from the airport.…

Iberojet Inaugurates Flights Between Barcelona and Cancún

At 10:08 p.m. local time on Sunday, the inaugural Iberojet flight arrived in Cancún from Barcelona. The first operation was carried out in an Airbus A330-300 belonging to Wamos, another Spanish company. Iberojet will fly twice a week between Barcelona and Cancún during the summer season. With this schedule, the airline…

Opinion: End of Testing Does Not Mean an End to…

With the U.S. government removing pre-departure testing for flights into the country, airlines and tour operators on both sides of the Atlantic are expecting a bumper summer. This comes as great news to businesses and travelers alike as international travel has seen increased demand as countries lift testing and quarantine…