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Austrian Airlines Announces Fifth Service Resumption Delay

Austrian Airlines announced on Friday that it will resume operating flights on June 7, nearly three months after grounding its fleet in mid-March delaying its resumption of service five times. The move comes in response to the Austrian government's announcement that its borders with Germany and some Schengen area countries will reopen on June 15. Austrian Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Otto, believes avoiding empty flights by extending service suspension is crucial. “When the demand is right and the travel…

Travel Suspended Between U.S. and 26 European Nations

In an Oval Office address to the nation on March 11, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the suspension of travel between the U.S. and Europe for 30 days in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. The new travel restrictions will go into effect on Friday at…

More EU Nations Seek to Expand Aviation Taxes

The newfound attention aviation is facing around carbon emissions continues to grow. Recently, airlines have been branded as significant polluters of the world with more and more people looking for ways to penalize the activity of flyers and airlines. This has become so prevalent in some countries that they have…

New EU Regulation Takes Aim at Middle East Carriers

Airlines in the United States have for years been crying over alleged subsidies that Middle Eastern carriers receive. The U.S. carriers will tell anyone who will listen that the so-called ME3, which includes Qatar Airways, Etihad, and Emirates are all receiving government subsidies that allow the airlines to operate at…

UK CAA Prepares for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit as Uncertainty Continues for…

At 2300 GMT on Friday, March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. With this deadline only five months away and the strong possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, uncertainty remains for all parties of what life will be like from March 30. For the aviation…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…

Airlines Prepare for New EU Regulations on Data Protection

Airlines have a little over two months left to implement practices to comply with new regulations which will come into effect from May 25 across the European Economic Area (EEA) safeguarding the rights of European Union (EU) member citizens to more stringent control with regard to the data obtained by…

AirHelp: A Way to Navigate E.U. Flight Compensation Regulations

While many travelers in the United States are left at the mercy of airlines when it comes to irregular operations, the European Union has a series of passenger protections that entitle passengers on certain flights to compensation based on varying factors. European Commission Regulation 261 The regulation, known as the…

UK Votes to Leave The European Union, Aviation Sector Reacts

Following the announcement that the British people have voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union, the UK aviation sector has been reacting accordingly. The vote, followed years of pressure from the British people for the UK government to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership, saw just over…