Opinion: FLYR’s Bankruptcy Should Send A Signal To Low-Cost Startups…

Norwegian ultra-low-cost startup carrier FLYR announced it had plans to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday following failed efforts to raise the cash needed to continue operations.  The carrier had been operating for roughly a year and a half, offering services out of a base in Oslo to both business and…

Boeing Delivers Last Ever 747 to Atlas Air

On Jan. 31, 2023, Boeing delivered the last Boeing 747 ever built to its owner, Atlas Air. The delivery marks an end to the iconic jet's 54-year production run at Boeing's Everett factory, with a total of 1,574 units built. It also marks a real end to an era in…

Norwegian Low-Cost Airline Flyr Declares Bankruptcy

After only 19 months of operations, Norwegian low-cost airline Flyr has been forced to suspend all its operations and plans to file for bankruptcy. “Flyr was unsuccessful with the new financial plan and the board concluded on Tuesday evening that there are no alternatives for further operation. The company will…

Cathay Pacific Reduces Flights to Japan

Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Express, its low-cost carrier, have more than their fair share as 150 flights to Japan are being forced to cancel between Feb. 3 and March 2. Japan carried out the new travel restrictions and limited the number of flights from Hong Kong since January. It…

Somalia’s Aviation Takes Off: ‘Class A’ Airspace Restored After Three…

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the airspace over Somalia and the surrounding region will be reclassified as Class A effective from 26th January 2023. The reclassification follows the operational restoration of air traffic control services, which had been disrupted for 30 years. The reclassification of the airspace…

Ryanair Begins Scimitar Retrofit For its Boeing 737 Fleet

On 23 January 2023, Ryanair installed Split Scimitar Winglets on the first of more than 400 new-generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft in its fleet in order to reduce its carbon footprint. The Split Scimitar Winglets, jointly developed with Boeing, can reduce aerodynamic drag by up to 2%. This retrofit comes after…

End of an Era: Alaska Retires the Dash 8 Q400

Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air has retired its Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 fleet, with the last passenger flight operating on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. A 22-Year Legacy The Dash 8 Q400 flew its first revenue flight for Horizon on Jan. 26, 2001, exactly 22 years before its final commercial flight…

Amazon Air Launches Service in India, Leases Two Aircraft to…

Amazon has launched Amazon Air services in India. A first for the country, as to date no e-commerce company has had its own dedicated fleet operating in the country. Two Boeing 737-800 freighter aircraft will be used. Amazon has leased the two 737s from the cargo airline, Quikjet Cargo Airlines…

ZeroAvia Completes First Hydrogen-Powered Flight

 ZeroAvia's modified 19-seat Dornier 228 twin-engine aircraft took to the sky in testbed configuration for the first flight as part of the HyFlyer II project. The airplane was retrofitted with a full-size prototype hydrogen-electric powertrain on the aircraft's left wing. The flight took place from the company's R&D facility at…