Ryanair Asks Italian Government for Cancellation of Boarding Charges

In 2004, a municipal surtax on passenger boarding fees was established by the Italian government. The purpose of this tax — one euro for each passenger boarded — is 20% for the benefit of the municipality in which the airport is located and 80% to find the necessary resources to…

Inside United’s New $10 Million Arizona Flight School

United officially opened its new Phoenix, Ariz.-area flight school, dubbed the United Aviate Academy (UAA), this week amid an ongoing pilot shortage. The airline becomes the only U.S. carrier to wholly own and operate its own flight school. At 340,000 square feet and valued at $10 million, the newly-leased facility…

‘Pilots Hire Pilots Here:’ Avelo COO Discusses New Hire Pay…

The U.S. airline industry is currently bracing for the ongoing shortage of pilots, as several carriers race to find their own solutions and incentives to prevent the issue from disrupting daily flight operations and route networks. On Thursday, in its attempt to attract new crewmembers and expand its team,  Avelo…

Opinion: The U.S. Should Reconsider How it Handles Unruly Passenger…

As a country, the U.S. needs to seriously re-evaluate how it deals with the rise in unruly passenger cases onboard flights nationwide. An astonishing 5,981 cases of unruly behavior onboard commercial aircraft were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2021. Despite this high number, 350 enforcement actions were…

Here’s Why Airline Loyalty Programs are Profit Machines

Airline loyalty programs have been cash cows for decades. They are an extremely effective marketing tool that drives customer loyalty by offering an incentive for customers to stay loyal. This incentive usually comes in the form of free flights though has recently evolved to offer discounts and benefits across the…

Emirates Takes Delivery of Final A380

Emirates took delivery of MSN272 on Thursday, 21 years after betting on the model as its launch customer during the 2000 Farnborough Air Show, when the aircraft was still being presented as A3XX, thus marking the end of the production line of the largest passenger aircraft in history. A total…

Aer Lingus, JetBlue Expand Codeshare Partnership

Aer Lingus and JetBlue have announced an expansion of their codeshare partnership with an emphasis on the U.S. airline’s Northeast focus cities. The bilateral codeshare agreement will see the Irish flag carrier add JetBlue’s "B6" airline code designator on four Aer Lingus routes. The applicable routes are flights from Dublin…

Air North Announces Toronto to Yukon Route

Air North — more commonly known as Yukon's Airline — will be bringing its services to Canada's biggest city, Toronto, with flights to Whitehorse, Canada, the capital of the Yukon Territory, beginning next summer. The new route will operate twice a week onboard the carrier's largest aircraft, a Boeing 737-500,…

Belavia Clamps Down on Yemeni, Syrian, Iraqi Passengers After Threats…

Coming off a summer of heavy sanctions, Belarusian flag carrier Belavia is back under the European Union’s microscope after noting that the airline is allowing passengers from war-ravaged areas of the Middle East to travel on its aircraft and escalating a dangerous situation on the Polish border. The consistent flight…