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A British Airways Airbus A380 taxis in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

U.K. International Travel Plan Under Threat

The coronavirus infection curve has been flattened in the U.K. amid a successful vaccination rollout effort. The aviation industry has expected Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of Britain, would announce the reopening of the international travel on May 17. However, the government hasn’t lifted its travel restrictions. Currently, citizens must have a reasonable excuse before leaving the country, as foreign holidays are not permitted. Prime Minister Johnson said the government was “hopeful” the international travel could reopen, but he has…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

British Airways’ Parent Company Posts $9 Billion Loss

International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced an operating loss of 7.426 billion Euros ($9 billion) for the full 2020 financial year, a massive drop in comparison to the 3.285 billion Euro operating profit the conglomerate posted in the 2019 financial year. “Our results reflect the serious impact that Covid-19 has…

British Airways Signs New Agreements to Strengthen Liquidity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines have arranged several agreements with their national governments to save the business. However, none of them expected this crisis to last so long, and some carriers are asking their national institutions for new funds to survive the months to come. That is the case…

New U.K. Restrictions Force Airlines to Reschedule and Cancel Flights

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Monday that his country was entering a new lockdown this week. Forced by the dramatic health situation due to the new COVID-19 strain, the British government ordered its citizens to stay at home unless very exceptional circumstances required. This situation will last, at…

Ryanair Announce Schedule Cuts and Further Downgrades Annual Forecast

Ryanair has advised financial markets that schedules will be cut and forecasts lowered due to stricter countrywide lockdowns and travel restrictions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and a number of European countries. The Irish airline now forecasts total passenger numbers for the first quarter of 2021 to total just over…

Airline Alliances Through Equity Stakes: Is the Business Model Dead?

In 2014, Etihad Airways introduced its own global alliance with the aim of linking several of its major airline investments to drive an improved global network and enhanced scheduling. Equipped with equity stakes in struggling airlines such as Air Berlin in Germany and Jet Airways in India, Etihad hoped that…

Two 777s Experience Birdstrikes In a Week

Bird strikes are not uncommon events in aviation, but it is certainly a peculiar occurrence that two of them have occurred in just a few days apart involving the same aircraft type, the Boeing 777. British Airways Flight Strikes Birds in Lagos On Dec. 30, a British Airways Boeing 777-300ER…

How British Airways Is Moving Closer To Sustainability

Technological and scientific research for effectively operating sustainable aircraft is becoming increasingly prevalent in the airline industry. As a result, many airlines have in recent months and years unveiled a variety of different proposals and projects aimed at achieving carbon neutrality.  British Airways has become one of the revolutionary players…

Delta to Launch Quarantine Free Flights to Rome

Delta Air Lines is hoping to launch flights to Italy where passengers can skip the quarantine from December. The plan, an arrangement between the airline, Rome Fiumicino Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, will use three stages of testing to enable customers to access Italy without having to isolate on arrival.…