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A VietJet A321neo arrives in Hamburg from a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Bringing Europe Closer: VietJet Reveals Initial Airbus A330 Routes

Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet has announced Moscow as its first European destination. From July, the airline has announced that the Russian capital will be connected to three Vietnamese cities. From next year, 10-hour flights will connect Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and Nha Trang, Vietnam with Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport twice per week. Speaking at the launching ceremony on Dec. 2, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Dang Minh Khoi said the nonstop flights indicate the increasing importance of Vietnam-Russia economic relations, undoubtedly…

Ryanair Announces Strategic Partnership to Boost European Destinations

Ryanair has announced a partnership with Junta de Andalucía to promote tourism to Spain’s southernmost region. The joint communications campaign aims to strengthen Spain’s position as an attractive tourist destination and to stimulate visitors from across Europe. The airline specifically highlights the following European countries as targets for the campaign:…

Cardiff Airport Requires Bailout Amid Plight

Covid-19 is a perfect storm for the aviation industry, putting the airlines and airports at risk. The United Kingdom's Cardiff Airport — the only international airport in Wales — has made itself clear that it would not have survived Covid-19 without the government’s 85 million pounds ($113.3 million) bailout. Spencer…

Ukraine Will Launch A State-Owned Carrier In 2022

The crisis has gripped the industry of commercial aviation since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. As a result, governments in various countries triggered numerous interventions in order to prevent many airlines from becoming insolvent and maintain worldwide connectivity in place. The severity of the crisis also…

India to Resume International Flights from December 15

After a coronavirus-induced suspension, India will restart scheduled foreign flights on December 15, the Aviation Ministry said on Friday. In a statement, the Civil Aviation Ministry said the issue of resuming scheduled commercial international passenger services had been looked into in cooperation with the Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs,…

Air Transat Announces Expanded Summer 2022 Schedule

Air Transat — the notable Canadian leisure airline — recently announced an expanded schedule for next year’s lucrative summer season. The Montreal-based carrier which specializes in flights and tour packages to leisure destinations will be seeking to serve 44 destinations with over 250 flights per week at the height of…

British Airways Forms New Codeshare With Kenya Airways

Connectivity is considered to be the very heart of an airline's success because what more could passengers ask for besides convenient and seamless connections to wherever they wish to go. Whilst it might currently seem impossible for any airline to fly to every available destination from its hub, but connections…

Air Canada Announces Atlantic and South American Network Expansion

Air Canada has announced their Summer 2022 schedule in a further sign of positive growth and confidence as the airline industry recovers from the impacts of the pandemic. The airline’s plans for Europe, Africa, and The Middle East include year-round and seasonal services. Barcelona, Venice, Nice, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Reykjavik…

Alaska, Iberia Establish New Oneworld Codeshare Agreement

The ongoing, lengthy Covid-19 pandemic has posed a significant obstacle for the airline industry, as at the peak of the of its effects, several major carriers faced major disruptions in their flight operations. Many airlines faced a major decline in passenger load factors, leading to a large reduction in flight…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…