Routes
Trulli
A British Airways Airbus A380 taxis in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

British Airways Expands European Network as Leisure Heads to Heathrow

British Airways has announced that it will be launching four new short-haul routes to Eastern Europe. The summer routes will begin in July, and all operate from the airline's London Heathrow home. The first of the flag carrier's new flights is on July 1 to Wroclaw. The other three services to Gdansk, Poland; Riga, Latvia and Cluj-Napoca, Romania start the following day. All routes will run throughout the summer season until September 26. British Airways will operate the services using…

Boeing Closes First 737 MAX Deal in 2020, Cements New…

Today, a press release by Boeing set off some alarms in the aviation industry: for the first time, an official statement from the company referred to the troubled 737 MAX as the Boeing 737-8 instead of the well known MAX 8 moniker the variant had carried since its inception. The…

LOT Polish Airlines to Purchase Condor

The owner of the national airline of Poland, LOT, has announced it has purchased former Thomas Cook-owned carrier, Condor. The German leisure carrier has been without an owner since the collapse of Thomas Cook earlier last year. The combined carriers will operate 140 aircraft, serving 20 million passengers between bases…

Ryanair Sun to be Rebranded as Buzz

Ryanair Holdings Group, the parent company of Irish ultra-low-cost carrier Ryanair, is to rebrand its Polish-based subsidiary Ryanair Sun as Buzz. The carrier, which has operated using a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) since April 2018, took over from Ryanair’s scheduled Polish operations in September of the same year after…

Poland Moving Forward with New Eastern European Mega-Hub

Poland is planning a new mega-airport to help aviation traffic grow and become the hub for Central and Eastern Europe. Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law legislation laying out the rules for organizing and carrying out the development and construction of the new airport, news which national carrier LOT…

LOT, Air Lease Corporation Take Delivery of First Boeing 737…

Polish carrier LOT has received its first Boeing 737 MAX under a leasing agreement with Air Lease Corporation. LOT will become the second European carrier after Norwegian to operate Boeing's overhauled 737 jet. The 737 MAX 8 aircraft with the registration SP-LVA left Boeing’s factory in Everett, Wash. ferrying to…