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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 landing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

European Aviation Industry Faces Further Scrutiny and Costs Over Emissions

The discussion on the aviation industry’s impact on climate change continued in Europe this month with the conclusion on Sunday of a two-week United Nations climate conference (COP 25) in Madrid and the European Commission (EC) releasing a "European Green Deal" last week. Airline executives were watching both events closely as the industry seeks to finalise rules on which programs would be a focus for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). CORSIA…

Flybe Chief Executive Ponders Future Route Cuts Due to Environmental…

Two days after announcing a rebranding to Virgin Connect in 2020 and the offer of “more choice for customers through improved connectivity between UK regional airports, "the chief executive officer of Europe’s largest regional carrier, Flybe, has stated that the airline may cease flying on some routes in the future.…

Multiple Flights Cancelled Due To Heat In Phoenix

With temperatures approaching record highs this week in Phoenix, Arizona, American Airlines has had to cancel more than 40 flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor simply because the planes cannot take off. Over the past couple of days, temperatures at the airport have been hovering around 120 degrees…