KLM Receives Blame from Unions for Strikes, Chaos at Schiphol…

With Dutch schools closing for the May holiday on Friday, Schiphol Airport was gearing up for its biggest weekend since Covid-19 broke out in March 2020. The Dutch airport had already advised travelers in the run-up to the weekend that they could expect large crowds and long lines throughout the…

Delta, Air France-KLM Express Interest in Alitalia’s Successor

According to ReutersDelta Air Lines and Air France-KLM are reportedly working with a third-party investor to secure a majority stake in Alitalia’s successor ITA Airways. Reuters reported that according to an unnamed Italian government official the parties had presented an expression of interest to the Italian government in the form…

European Carriers Suspend Asia Flights Amid Ukraine Crisis

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues escalating, more countries are closing their airspace to Russian carriers and Russia-registered aircrafts. In return, Russia closed its airspace to those countries to retaliate. As most of the routes between Europe and Asia pass through Russia, the result of those sanctions forced…

Hong Kong Enacts Entry Ban for Two More Carriers

For two years, Hong Kong’s strict travel restrictions have made flying into the city challenging and costly. The city instituted a zero-covid policy — banning flights from several countries and subjecting arrivals to compulsory hotel quarantines of two weeks. As thousands of new infections are now being reported daily in…

Air France, KLM Face Possible Disruptions Amid Peru’s Fuel Shortage

On Feb. 4, the French and Dutch embassies in Peru issued a statement addressed to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs showing their concern about the air operations’ continuity between Peru and Europe. This message was issued after the La Pampilla refinery — operated by the Spanish company Repsol —…

Austin Welcomes New Airlines, Prepares for Record-Breaking Capacity

Austin landed another high-profile route this week when Virgin Atlantic announced its plans to connect the Texas capital with London Heathrow. The new year-round service will commence on May 25 and operate four times weekly. This marks the first new U.S. route for Virgin Atlantic since 2015. The airline currently…

Air France-KLM Group Secures Massive Airbus Orders

Ever since the Airbus A350F freighter derivative received its approval, it has certainly proved to be quite the successful rain-maker for Airbus as the aircraft manufacturer has been receiving orders consistently in these recent two months. Just days after Singapore Airlines became the first airline to sign for seven A350F,…

Boeing 747 Legacy Carried On Through Tourist Attractions

More than 50 Years after the first Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line in 1968, the iconic jet is still being produced at Boeing's factory in Everett, WA. But not for much longer. Production will end in 2022 and it looks like the last one will be line number…

Airbus Posts a Solid Month of Orders As Boeing Struggles

The global decrease in air travel in 2020 created a glut of aircraft, many of which were sent to storage to ride out the pandemic with the hope that demand returns. This meant that aircraft manufacturers, which had enjoyed orders hand over fist in the years preceding 2020, were in…