El Al Agrees to Return Pilot Wages as Demand Reaches…

Israeli flag carrier El Al has announced it reached an agreement with its pilots to restore salaries to pre-COVID-19 levels in an effort to cancel fewer flights. The airline agreed that such salaries will be in effect by the start of 2023 and would remain until the contract expires in…

Manchester Airports Group Sees Recovery in Passenger Traffic

Manchester Airports Groups (MAG), the parent company of London Stansted Airport, Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport in the U.K., revealed that it had lost £320 million ($385 million) for the financial year of 2021-22. The combined losses for the group for the last two years have reached £755 million.…

Interview: Adept Test Pilot’s Perspective on Aviation’s Future

"They were called test pilots. And no one knew their names," - The Right Stuff So begins the story of Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff, and the story of modern aviation. For every new engine, every new system, and every new aircraft, it is this unique breed of pilot who…

Cayman Airways to Add New LAX Service

As the world rebounds from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Cayman Islands-based Cayman Airways has announced the intentions to fly nonstop from the Cayman capital of Grand Cayman to LAX located on the west coast of the United States. This is a notable accomplishment as the route will be…

Emirates Provides Certainty to European Passengers in Uncertain Times

Emirates Airlines has provided certainty to its customers ahead of the European summer holidays. The Dubai-based carrier issued a statement on Thursday advising that the airline “has been co-ordinating with its ground handling partners at airports around the world, ensuring they are up-to-date with operational requirements and are prepared to…

Demo Flight Gone Horribly Wrong: The 2012 Mount Salak Sukhoi…

In Indonesia, a Sukhoi SSJ100 crashed after disobeying an instrument warning. All 37 occupants and eight crew members were killed when a Russian-built Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed into Mount Salak in Indonesia on May 9, 2012, when it was conducting a demonstration tour of Asia. In 2001, Sukhoi determined the…

Ryanair Set to Reopen Belfast Base

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, announced this week that it will return to Belfast International Airport (BFS), Northern Ireland. According to the company, it will offer twelve routes from the airport from March 2023. In total, it plans to operate around 115 flights a week to and from the airport.…

Virgin Atlantic Announces Service Between London Heathrow and Tampa

On Wednesday Virgin Atlantic announced that it will continue its transatlantic expansion with a new nonstop service from its London Heathrow (LHR) hub to Tampa, Florida (TPA). Service to The Sunshine State will begin on November 3, 2022, just in time to capture the winter demand.  The carrier will initially…

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to Saudi Arabia

Turkish national flag carrier Turkish Airlines announced that it will be reinstating regularly scheduled passenger flights to several destinations in Saudi Arabia following the country’s decision to lift strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. According to a statement issued by the airline on July 4, 2022, Turkish Airlines will resume flights from…