Schiphol Airport Asks Airlines to Cancel Flights Due to Staff…

One of Europe’s busiest airports is set to have further disruption this weekend after an unannounced baggage handlers strike caused chaos last weekend. According to Reuters Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is seeking to prevent repeat scenes at the airport similar to those experienced on 23 April by asking airlines to manage…

Maersk Enters the Air Cargo Sector

Maersk — a Danish shipping company — is known for its massive ships navigating the seas and its operational focus on being a shipping firm. The company also deals with inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation. They are now shifting their attention…

Ryanair Posts Record High Passenger Numbers for March

Ryanair has posted positive gains in traffic figures for the month of March with the airline recording 11.2 million passengers carried. This is the highest number of passengers the airline has ever carried in March with the previous high being in 2019 when the Irish airline registered 10.9 million passengers.…

More Countries Welcome Vaccinated International Air Travelers Without Restrictions

There are continuing positive signs that the international air travel market is on its way towards pre-pandemic levels albeit at differing rates in different regions. This week the U.K. announced the lifting of all travel restrictions and countries such as Canada and New Zealand are easing quarantine and testing requirements…

Russian Airline Aeroflot Violates Canadian Airspace

Canada issued a warning after Russian airline Aeroflot violated a restriction on using Canadian airspace on Sunday.  The infringement occurred on the same day that Canada and Europe announced they would block their airspace to Russian airlines in retaliation to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, putting pressure on the U.S. to…

Toulouse Aviation Summit Calls on All Countries to Decarbonize Aviation…

The so-called "Toulouse Declaration" promoted by the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union on Feb. 4 was the first initiative between the public and private aviation sectors to achieve zero CO2 emissions by 2050. This agreement involved many European airports and airport associations agreeing on the need…

Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022

Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network. “As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry," Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair's president and chief executive…

SAS A321LR Completes First Long-Range Flight

SAS’ brand-new Airbus A321LR completed its first-ever long-haul flight on Dec. 22, flying from Copenhagen to Washington. The journey takes place ahead of the type's March 2022 launch on US routes.  The SE-DMR registered A321LR aircraft of Scandinavian Airlines took off from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) in Denmark at 13:20 local…

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…