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…

American Airlines, British Airways Redevelop JFK’s Terminal 8

On Tuesday, American Airlines announced further plans to significantly enhance Terminal 8 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The carrier — partnered with British Airways on the project — will redevelop and expand to the existing terminal, not only bringing a world-class experience to its customers but will…

Virgin Atlantic Signs Codeshare With LATAM

Transatlantic flights are certainly always in season and are considered the backbone business for long-haul airlines, as passengers are always looking for a quick, direct flight or a connecting flight to their favorite destination. Thus, several airlines have consistently made the effort to increase their transatlantic flight operations. The United…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

British Airways Parent Company Scraps Plans For Buyout

International Airlines Group (IAG)  — the parent company of British Airways — is reportedly canceling plans to take over Spanish carrier Air Europa. Reuters reported that the deal to purchase Air Europa would have required IAG to make concessions to satisfy European regulators. The regulator had commenced an inquiry into…

British Airways Schedules More A380 Destinations

Coming just on the heels of British Airways resuming Airbus A380 service to LAX, according to theaeronetwork, the airline has announced the resumption of four A380 destinations in the U.S. that are slated to begin this coming spring and summer: Boston, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Chicago. Dallas Ft. Worth…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…