U.K.’s Doncaster Sheffield Airport Ceases Operations

While the travel demand is on the rise in the U.K., Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced it will begin winding down its operations due to lack of tangible proposals. The struggling airport will continue to work closely with the passengers to minimize the disruption. Doncaster Sheffield mainly provides flight operations…

Wizz Air Expands Network to Saudi Arabia in Agreement with…

Wizz Air, a Hungarian airline and a top-three low-cost carrier in Europe as measured by the number of passengers carried, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia to launch 20 new routes from Central and Eastern Europe to Saudi Arabia. The carrier has…

London’s Luton Airport Announces Expansion

Luton Rising, the owner of London’s Luton Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom, has begun a new consultation on its long-term proposals to expand the airport. Luton Rising is owned by Luton Council, the local governmental authority for the area. Luton is expected to expand by…

Cardiff Airport Requires Bailout Amid Plight

Covid-19 is a perfect storm for the aviation industry, putting the airlines and airports at risk. The United Kingdom's Cardiff Airport — the only international airport in Wales — has made itself clear that it would not have survived Covid-19 without the government’s 85 million pounds ($113.3 million) bailout. Spencer…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Days 1 and 2

The Dubai Airshow this week is bringing the aviation community back together in a way not seen since before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold of the world in early 2020. Industry leaders in aircraft manufacturing, airline and aircraft servicers, commercial airlines, and business aviation companies are all making appearances as…

Wizz Air Reportedly Bids for EasyJet Takeover

The U.K. aviation industry faces further uncertainty with the Guardian reporting that EasyJet was the target of an “unsolicited preliminary takeover approach” from another airline. Bloomberg and multiple other sources including the Guardian have identified Hungarian-based carrier Wizz Air as the potential aggressor, though the airline’s spokesperson offered no comment.…

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…

European Ultra Low-Cost Flying Part One: Pisa-Palermo-Pisa with Wizz Air

One of the things I looked forward the most to once I moved to Europe was insanely cheap travel – in other words, flying the continents' ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs). I always thought that was a myth and that fares were rarely low, but once restrictions started to be lifted…

Wizz Air Announces Large Hiring Spree in Bid to Expand…

Despite an initial underestimation in the number of employees it would need and eventually being forced to drop the Norwegian market, Wizz Air recently announced it would be ramping up its pilot recruitment program. As Europe's fastest-growing airline, the airline aims to hire up to 4,600 new pilots by the…