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…

Russian Airline Aeroflot Violates Canadian Airspace

Canada issued a warning after Russian airline Aeroflot violated a restriction on using Canadian airspace on Sunday.  The infringement occurred on the same day that Canada and Europe announced they would block their airspace to Russian airlines in retaliation to Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, putting pressure on the U.S. to…

Ukrainian Government Confirms Destruction of AN-225, the World’s Largest Aircraft

After a morning in which many crossed versions circulated regarding the final fate of the Antonov AN-225, the Ukrainian government, through a publication made at 3:45 p.m. UTC on its official Twitter account, confirmed the destruction of the aircraft. "The world’s largest aircraft 'Mriya' (The Dream) was destroyed by Russian…

Ukraine: The Ongoing Conflict’s Effects on the Aviation Industry

The situation on the border between Ukraine and Russia has always been very tense. To better comprehend the reasons for this war, it is necessary to understand the events of recent years. The first problems in Ukraine began with the series of violent demonstrations called "Euromaidan" on the night of…

Russian Antonov An-26 Crash Site Located

It has been a bad week for air travel. On Tuesday, a Kamchatka Aviation Enterprise Antonov An-26 went missing after attempting a landing in bad weather at Palana Airport in Russia. According to Reuters, all 22 passengers and six crew members are confirmed dead, including Palana's mayor, Olga Mokhierva. Aircraft debris…

Latin American Airlines Fly to Russia for The First Time

2020 was a tough year for airlines globally, especially for Latin American airlines, which compared to their peers in Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America, they have not received help from their governments, so the largest had You have to file for Chapter 11 to reorganize and survive the crisis.…

Venezuela’s Conviasa Sets Plan to Reach China, Iran, Russia

Sunday, Feb. 7 marked a year since the United States banned Conviasa from entering the United States. On that occasion, the United States Department of the Treasury informed the airline that the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) included 40 Conviasa airplanes on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons…

Emirates to Deploy A380s in Response to Increased Travel Demand…

Emirates will be operating its Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London's Heathrow Airport from Nov. 27 in addition to six times per week to Manchester beginning Dec. 2. The Dubai-based carrier will also deploy additional A380 services to Moscow, increasing the frequency from the current twice weekly,…

Russia Resumes International Flights To Select Destinations

After approximately four months of international isolation, on Aug. 1 some airports in Russia were able to welcome international departure to a small number of foreign destinations. Earlier in the month, Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor had sent a memo to the Transport Ministry and the Federal Air Transport Agency containing…