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Eastern Air Lines Lands in Europe

Eastern Airlines has announced its first transatlantic route, which will fly from Chicago to Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bold move comes as the U.S carrier continues to chase profitable business opportunities outside of core markets that are well-served by traditional legacy carriers. Starting on May 28, Eastern will between Chicago's O’Hare International Airport and Butmir International Airport in the city of Sajarevo. Flights will run once a week and will take place throughout the summer season until September…

TAP Air Portugal Expanding Route Network in Europe, Africa

More than one year after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global aviation industry, many airlines are finally on a path to recovery. In particular, Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has announced plans to gradually restore its network to pre-pandemic levels. The carrier will increase its flight schedule to nearly 900 flights…

TUI and Ryanair to Operate Over 75% of Pre-Pandemic Flights…

The U.K. government’s roadmap out of the CoVid-19 pandemic has made international travel for leisure purposes illegal until at least May 17 but there is growing concerned this could be extended further. An aviation task force comprising several government departments, industry bodies, transport operators and travel agencies will be reporting…

UK Airlines Respond to New Travel Legislation

The industry association representing U.K. airlines has commented on new travel legislation first announced by the U.K. government on Tuesday. The move comes as the BBC reports the Government is to add a £5000 fine to coronavirus laws. The penalty would affect Britons traveling abroad for leisure. Tim Alderslade, the Chief Executive…

Ryanair Focuses on Leisure Routes In Winter 2021 Flight Schedule

The COVID-19 crisis marked a significant decline in business travel and corporate conferences as companies and corporations began a shift toward video meetings and adapting to virtual training and networking. As a result, airlines were forced to alter schedules away from routes often frequented by business travelers and modify onboard…

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…

Eastern CEO Details Strategy After Purchasing Additional 777s

Eastern Airlines made headlines in June when it became the only U.S. non-legacy commercial airline to add a passenger Boeing 777 to its fleet. As N771KW, the airline’s first 777, completes its final conformity checks this week, Eastern is already committed to expanding the fleet type with the recent acquisition…

Finnair to Lay Off 10% of Workforce

As part of its plan to mitigate the effects of COVID-19, which has left much of the world immobile, Finnair announced it will be laying off 10% of its employees, accounting for more than 700 people. The decision comes after months of negotiations between the airline and employee unions regarding…

737 MAX May Be Back in European Skies by December

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has reportedly given approval for the return of the Boeing 737 MAX to the region’s skies. The agency had reported on Sept. 11 that test flights of the aircraft had been completed in Vancouver, Canada due to Covid restrictions. Data from those test…

Finnair Changing Course To Survive COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines are figuring out different ways to stay afloat and continue reduced but steady operations, through grounding aircraft, changing schedules frequently, and limiting onboard services. However, one carrier  — Finnair — is looking to completely change the way it operates to allow it to thrive…