SkyAlps

SkyAlps is an Italian regional airline (IATA code: BQ). According to Planespotters.net, it has 11 Dash 8-Q400s. Seven aircraft are operational, all with a Maltese registration. The remaining four aircraft, which have Slovakian registrations, are parked in Slovakia ahead of delivery. SkyAlps’ Q400s are a good choice of aircraft for different reasons, including speed, range […]

Norwegian OSL-SKP

Norwegian has undergone considerable changes in the past few years. Among many other things, it withdrew all its Boeing 787s, leaving a narrowbody-only fleet. It ended long-haul flying, focusing instead on its core short-haul Nordics markets. It closed many different AOCs and units, including Norwegian Air Argentina. Most recently, it acquired the regional Norwegian carrier […]

LGW-ADD

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its third UK route on 21 November with the launch of Addis Ababa to London LGW. It is served 3-weekly using the A350-900, the carrier’s aircraft of choice to Europe. It marks the first time since 2008 that the 5,880-kilometre airport pair has been served. Copenhagen, London LGW and Madrid added this year […]

YYT-LGW

Located in Newfoundland and Labrador in Atlantic Canada, St. John’s welcomed about 1.1 million passengers in 2022. Using Cirium schedules data shows that St John’s is the country’s 15th busiest airport based on departing seats in 2023. Capacity has risen by approximately 8% year-on-year. While the recovery versus 2019 continues, it will be helped by […]

PEK-MUC

Air China is one of 25 passenger airlines with non-stop flights between China and Europe this August, based on Cirium schedules information data. It has 125 weekly departures and 29.1% of the total, although they remain down by a quarter versus 2019. However, partly because it continues to overfly Russia rather than undertaking more costly […]

Norse SFo - LGW

Norse Atlantic’s first commercial flight was on 14 June 2022 from Oslo to New York JFK. Between then and May 2023, the long-haul operator transported approximately 512,000 scheduled passengers. Consisting of two units – the original Norwegian entity (IATA code N0) and the UK subsidiary (Z0) – they have 10 Boeing 787s. Five others are […]

Air India LGW

The UK is India’s largest second-largest long-haul market by passenger traffic, behind the US. In 2019, approximately 3.5 million point-to-point passengers flew to/from the UK. While that reduced to around 3.1 million last year, it still had more than 8,000 passengers daily. Invariably, many travelled indirectly, especially through the Middle East to secondary destinations. They […]