Emirates Provides Certainty to European Passengers in Uncertain Times

Emirates Airlines has provided certainty to its customers ahead of the European summer holidays. The Dubai-based carrier issued a statement on Thursday advising that the airline “has been co-ordinating with its ground handling partners at airports around the world, ensuring they are up-to-date with operational requirements and are prepared to…

A380 Superjumbo Makes Return as Travel Demand Skyrockets

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the aviation industry in March of 2020, many carriers scrambled to send as many aircraft as they could to storage sites around the world in an effort to cut costs. Airlines looked first to the aircraft that they felt provided little value to them in…

Dominican Republic and Guatemala Sign Open Skies Agreement

The Domincan Republic and Guatemale have entered into an Open Skies Agreement. The new agreement will allow airlines to combine different flight numbers in aircraft operations, as well as Sixth Freedom traffic rights for passengers on routes operated by designated airlines for both countries and beyond. Finally, up to seven…

London’s Heathrow Airport Undergoes Recovery Phase For Summer Travel Demand

The U.K. aviation industry has observed a strong recovery after scrapping travel restrictions in March. London’s Heathrow Airport — the busiest airport in the country — recorded 5.3 million passengers had traveled in May, the busiest month since March 2020, the figure has reached 79% of 2019 levels. The airport…

IAG Finalizes Agreement For Up To 150 Boeing 737 Aircraft

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced on Thursday that they have reached an agreement with Boeing to order 25 737-8200 and 25 737-10 aircraft. The announcement also advises that the parent group of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL have the option for a further 100 aircraft in…

Ryanair Posts Record High Passenger Numbers for March

Ryanair has posted positive gains in traffic figures for the month of March with the airline recording 11.2 million passengers carried. This is the highest number of passengers the airline has ever carried in March with the previous high being in 2019 when the Irish airline registered 10.9 million passengers.…

Analysis of the U.K. Aviation Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was monumental for the aviation industry across the globe. It only took a matter of a few weeks for a proclamation to be accurate with airlines across the globe shredding their operational flying programs. While most aircraft were mothballed in anticipation, airline executive boards…

South Africa’s Aviation Authority Grounds Comair’s Flight Operations Indefinitely

Comair Limited — a British Airways franchisee — which also operates Kulula Airlines in South Africa had its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) suspended indefinitely. The carrier failed to adequately demonstrate to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) that its risk and safety management systems are up to scratch. What…

British Airways Announces Sustainability Customer Service Initiatives

British Airways has announced a number of customer experience enhancements across its network both in the air and on the ground. Tom Stevens, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience, said, “We’re committed to ensuring we deliver a premium proposition for our customers throughout their journey with us and…