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New look plane ITA Airways

Italy’s ‘new’, government-owned airline, ITA Airways (IATA code AZ, same as its predecessor Alitalia), officially launched operations on Friday 15 October. The airline plans to operate with 52 Airbus aircraft this winter (seven A330-200s, 27 A320s and 18 A319s). The airline’s future fleet plans appear to be 100% focussed on Airbus aircraft, including the A220-series. […]

October 18, 2021 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Asian Aviation in Decline

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has arguably the world’s most diverse network, as it serves destinations in more countries than any other airline. According to Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information the airline offered scheduled passenger flights from over 110 countries in both 2020 and 2021. Thanks to the airline also publishing monthly traffic statistics which […]

September 8, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

UK - USA

Last week JetBlue became the latest airline to venture into what was, pre-pandemic, the apparently highly lucrative air travel market between the UK and the US. Travel restrictions were recently eased for US citizens wanting to visit the UK. Sadly, there remain major restrictions for UK citizens wishing to travel to the US. Despite this, […]

August 17, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America, Top Story

Aeroflot A350 at SVO

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport has become the latest European airport to be the busiest for passengers. In June the Russian airport, which is the main base for flag-carrier Aeroflot, welcomed 2.94 million travellers, beating Istanbul IST into second place. The Turkish mega-hub handled 2.80 million passengers. Moscow Domodedovo, which had led the way in May with […]

August 2, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Top Story

A332 at FRA gate

Germany’s Luthansa Group already has a wholly-owned, lower-cost subsidiary, Eurowings (IATA code EW). It even used the airline prior to the pandemic to launch long-haul services from Frankfurt. Cirium Data and Analytics shows that in late October 2019, Eurowings was offering flights from Frankfurt to Barbados, Las Vegas, Mauritius and Windhoek in Namibia. So why […]