Singapore Airlines Reports Dramatic Surge in Passenger Numbers

Together with low-cost subsidiary Scoot the airlines of SIA Group carried 5.1 million passengers in Q1 2022-23. This number is a 158.2% increase over the previous quarter when Singapore was restricting travel to the country. Since April the island state has opened fully to vaccinated travelers and as a result,…

Beijing Reopens Its Doors to International Flights

On July 27, Lufthansa resumed its first Beijing flight, LH722, service from Frankfurt. The flight has been suspended for 907 days due to the pandemic. Lufthansa previously served the one-way flight from Beijing to Frankfurt, with the plane entering China in Shenyang, and then repositioning to Beijing. The resumed direct…

Boeing Forecasts Positive Cash Flow by 2022 End

U.S.-based Boeing released its second-quarter earnings report on Wednesday morning, reporting revenue of $16.7 billion, down 2 percent from its second-quarter earnings one year prior and $0.89 billion lower than analysts' expectations. Boeing recorded GAAP earnings per share of $0.32 and a loss per share of $0.37 (non-GAAP), thus exceeding…

Grottaglie Spaceport in Southern Italy to be Dubbed ‘Cryptaliae Spaceport’

The Grottaglie airport in Apulia (Southern Italy), has already a strategic role within the aerospace world. It is part of the international program for the on-site production of the Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" fuselages, but is currently interested in its further development as a strategic infrastructure for Europe for the growth…

COMAC’s C919 Finishes Testing Stages, Nears Certification

According to a social media post by The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China(COMAC) on July 23, the COMAC C919 has completed all flight test tasks and is in the final certification phase. The completion marks a significant milestone for the program and could mean certification in the coming months. For reference,…

Australia’s Regional Express Moves to Electrify Turboprop Aircraft

Australian airline Regional Express announced on July 21, 2022, it will be forming a partnership with Dovetail Electric Aviation in an effort to lead the way in converting turboprop aircraft to full electric propulsion. Collaborating together, and operating under the Dovetail brand, the two will work to develop and certify…

Virgin Atlantic and Kenya Airways Announce Interline Agreement

Kenya Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced an interline agreement, aiming to provide convenient connections for customers between Africa and Europe. The interline agreement will allow passengers to connect travel with a single ticket between points of the networks of both carriers. Under the agreement, Kenya Airways will extend its…

Air Serbia Announces U.S. Route Network Expansion

Air Serbia — the Serbian national airline —with a hub in Belgrade, Serbia has announced plans to increase service to the United States, one aspect of which will include a new destination on its route map. In a press release from the airline which was posted to their website, they announced…

El Al Reintroduces Boeing 777 Commercial Passenger Flights to Meet…

El Al — the Israeli flag carrier — has announced it will bring back its Boeing 777s, as demand for travel continues to rise. The airline had said earlier in the year that it would refit the fleet, with the airline’s new cabin product, in order for them to be ready…