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United Announces Updated European Flight Schedule

Chicago-based United Airlines has announced its updated travel restrictions after the recent U.S. travel ban due to COVID-19. In a statement released earlier today, the carrier announced that it would first be capping all fares to the U.S. on flights from countries affected by the travel ban. Additionally, the carrier will continue to operate its full schedule from Europe to the U.S. until March 20. However, flights from Houston and Denver to London will not be operated. The latter two…

Juneyao’s European Expansion Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Juneyao Airlines has announced that it will be indefinitely postponing the launch of new European routes due to the coronavirus outbreak. In November, the airline announced that it would be expanding in Europe with new links from Shanghai to Manchester, Dublin and Reykjavik through Helsinki, where it already flies to.…

Europe Issues Type Certification to Airbus BelugaXL

Airbus announced on Wednesday that its BelugaXL airlifter was issued a type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The certification for the oversize aircraft follows a rigorous battery of flight-testing with the aircraft flying over 700 hours during the course of more than 200 flight tests. Airbus currently…

Flights To and From Italy Canceled Due to National Strike

A significant number of flights to and from Italy were canceled today as the result of a national strike called by public and private sector workers over demands for higher pay and improved pensions and working conditions. Alitalia is reported to have canceled over 250 flights, including some on Thursday…

Iberia Offering American Travelers Free Stopovers in Madrid

Iberia customers in the United States are now able to stopover for free in Madrid while traveling to or from any of the airline's 108 European, African and Middle Eastern destinations through their hub in the city. The "Stopover Hola Madrid" program allows American passengers to stay up to six…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

Brussels Airlines Shows off New Airbus A330 Cabin as It…

Brussels Airlines is moving forward on its plans to be the boutique carrier of Europe through a complete revamp of its offerings. The airline doesn’t typically get much attention as one of the smaller members of the Lufthansa Group; however, the airline is using its small size to its advantage…

European Commission Approves $420 Million Loan to Condor

German carrier Condor has been approved a €380 million Euros ($420 million) loan by the European Commission to be used for the carrier’s restructuring and pathway for economic viability, following the demise of its parent company Thomas Cook. The loan, provided by German state-owned bank KfW, is subject to the…

European Airline Chiefs Meet to Discuss Environmental Impacts of Aviation

Chief executives of some of Europe’s largest carriers met this week for the annual Airlines 4 Europe (A4E) summit and air traffic control (ATC) delays and environmental taxation were the main topics for discussion. A4E was formed in 2016 and is now the largest European airline association with a membership…

TAP Air Portugal Expands to San Francisco with New A330neo

TAP Air Portugal flew its inaugural flight from its hub in Lisbon to San Francisco Monday with the brand new Airbus A330-900neo jet. The new service to San Francisco (SFO) marks the flag carrier’s second regular trans-Atlantic A330neo flight to the U.S. after Chicago O’Hare and is the first non-stop…