The European airport association ACI Europe has blamed a spate of airline failures in September for “softening” growth in air traffic.
A Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS aircraft was hit by a lightning strike over Cypress airspace on Tuesday night according to news reports.
Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch direct flights to the Greek island of Mykonos starting May 30th.
Gazpromneft-Aero has concluded a long-term agreement for two years with airBaltic, the Latvian national airline, for refueling new scheduled flights from Riga to Moscow (Vnukovo International Airport).
A lava eruption at Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues after officials elevated the volcano’s “ash alert” status to its highest level.
Boeing has just announced an order from BOC Aviation worth $8.8 billion. According to the news, BOC is to get 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) aircraft making it the largest order ever or the airline.
In the latest news on the Iceland volcano emergency, the area around the Bardarbunga volcano is being evacuated and all tourism activity inside the national park surrounding the volcano have been suspended.
Among the airlines now flying from different destinations to Heraklion we count Belavia, ICAR, TAROM, low cost carrier Germanwings, and Swiss International Air Lines.
An infographic by Schumacher Cargo shows some shocking cargo loads, from human remains, to breast milk, and everything else you can possibly imagine.
EasyJet expanded mobile check-in and boarding passes to flights departing from 38 airports across Europe.
Boeing has just landed a Ryanair contract that is the largest ever from a European carrier. Boeing is to supply some 175 aircraft to the budget carrier, the purchase price totals were not disclosed.
It’s flights and hotels that consume most of our funds when traveling. And it’s usually the plane tickets that we book first – because they set the beginning and end dates, as well as the intermediary stops during our itinerary. This is especially for traveling far away, but even on short routes, it’s often the air travel services that are most expensive. So, fining your way to save on flights, will obviously make your entire trip cost a lot less!
Low-cost airline Wizz Air, one of the top players in the low-fare market of Central and Eastern Europe, has announced the addition of a new route to its flight map, the Budapest-Malta route. Flights between the Hungarian Capital and the island of Malta will debut on May 17th, 2013, and the route will initially be operated twice a week.
Flying is officially safer now than it’s ever been before, with the ‘fatal accident rate’ falling to just one death for every 2.5 million flights, the lowest rate in the history of air travel.
It’s no secret mobile adaptations for business and pleasure are gaining more and more momentum. Now news from SITA, via their Airport IT Trends Survey, tells of airports turning to intelligent tech, mobile apps, social media, and especially geo-location apps to improve passenger experiences.