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Ryanair Announces Zagreb and Zadar Bases

Ryanair has announced significant expansion in Croatia, including the opening of two new bases, to line up with an expected increase in travel demand over the course of the Summer of 2021. The airline will open bases in both Zagreb and Zadar, aiming to capture leisure travelers looking for a holiday as COVID restrictions are lifted.  The opening of bases at both airports will see a number of new routes introduced in the cities, along with two aircraft based at…

TUI and Ryanair to Operate Over 75% of Pre-Pandemic Flights…

The U.K. government’s roadmap out of the CoVid-19 pandemic has made international travel for leisure purposes illegal until at least May 17 but there is growing concerned this could be extended further. An aviation task force comprising several government departments, industry bodies, transport operators and travel agencies will be reporting…

Ryanair, Optimistic for Summer, Adds UK Flights

Ryanair has announced that it is expanding its U.K. flight network in summer 2021 with optimism for foreign travel to return in force for the peak season. The announcement comes almost a year after the U.K. first imposed restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The low-cost airline is adding…

Aviation Industry Lobby U.K. Government For ‘Pathway to Re-opening’

Aviation industry executives and advocacy groups in the U.K. are vigorously lobbying the U.K. government ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'Roadmap to Recovery’ speech on 22 February. Mr. Johnson’s scheduled announcement on Monday is expected to include details on how the U.K. will plan to emerge from a series…

Ryanair Focuses on Leisure Routes In Winter 2021 Flight Schedule

The COVID-19 crisis marked a significant decline in business travel and corporate conferences as companies and corporations began a shift toward video meetings and adapting to virtual training and networking. As a result, airlines were forced to alter schedules away from routes often frequented by business travelers and modify onboard…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 32: An Industry Reeling

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Cayman Airways Set to Resume 737 MAX Flights

On Tuesday, Cayman Airways announced the un-grounding of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) rescinded the airspace restriction for the jet. The CAACI joins the United States, Canada, the European Union, Brazil and the United Kingdom in re-certifying the plane.…

Ryanair Expects More Than $1 Billion in Losses

The impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented in the air transport industry as in many economic sectors around the world. Many airlines are facing serious economic difficulties this year due to the important decrease in demand. Many big legacy carriers are asking national governments to help them with big loans…

New U.K. Restrictions Force Airlines to Reschedule and Cancel Flights

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced last Monday that his country was entering a new lockdown this week. Forced by the dramatic health situation due to the new COVID-19 strain, the British government ordered its citizens to stay at home unless very exceptional circumstances required. This situation will last, at…

Ryanair Announce Schedule Cuts and Further Downgrades Annual Forecast

Ryanair has advised financial markets that schedules will be cut and forecasts lowered due to stricter countrywide lockdowns and travel restrictions in the United Kingdom, Ireland and a number of European countries. The Irish airline now forecasts total passenger numbers for the first quarter of 2021 to total just over…