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February 26th, 2022 5:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

American Airlines Has Partnered With a Black-Owned Small Business to Deliver Sugary Treats to the Skies

Tamara Turner, a single mother, launched her business, Silver Spoon Desserts, in 2017 by baking cakes in her home. She had no idea that her cakes would be served to consumers in the skies just a few years later. Turner teamed up with American Airlines to offer her Bundt cakes to passengers flying between 900 and 1,499 miles, boosting her company in ways she never imagined, according to a video... Read More

February 26th, 2022 5:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Will Begin Flights Between Kadapa and Five Locations on March 27

IndiGo said on Thursday that flights between Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, and five towns in southern India will begin on March 27. "The airline will launch new exclusive flights between Kadapa and Chennai, Kadapa and Vijayawada, Kadapa and Bangalore, Kadapa and Vishakhapatnam, and Kadapa and Hyderabad," the airline said in a statement.  According to the company, Kadapa would be the 73rd city in India to be served by IndiGo flights. While... Read More

February 26th, 2022 5:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Affects Airline Industry

The impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the global aviation sector grew on Friday, with two more European countries banning Russian airlines and the European Union announcing restrictions on aeroplane component exports.  After London and Moscow blacklisted one another's airlines in a tit-for-tat response for the Ukraine incursion, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways began routing flights around Russian airspace. Poland and the Czech Republic have also announced that Russian... Read More

February 26th, 2022 4:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

Manchester United Cancelled Russian Airline Aeroflot as a Sponsor

Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Manchester United on Friday has announced its withdrawal of sponsorship rights from Russian Airline Aeroflot. After President Vladimir Putin's command to invade Ukraine, Russia's Aeroflot was banned from flying to the United Kingdom on Thursday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority announced that Aeroflot's foreign carrier permit has been suspended. “In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot's sponsorship rights. We share the concerns of... Read More

February 25th, 2022 10:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

Tata Is in Discussion With Aircraft Manufacturers Over an Order for Air India-Sources

Boeing Co and Airbus SE executives met with Tata Group executives in recent weeks to negotiate plane orders for Air India, according to two people familiar with the matter. In a $2.4 billion equity-and-debt deal last month, Tata reclaimed ownership of state-run carrier Air India after nearly 70 years. While Air India has lucrative landing slots, the group confronts a difficult task in modernising the airline's old aircraft and improving... Read More

February 25th, 2022 8:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airlines Reports Its First Profit Since COVID’s Outset

Singapore Airlines Group reported a net profit of S$85 million ($62.8 million) for the third quarter ended December 31st, marking the company's first profit since the COVID pandemic began. The airline credits its success to increased cargo revenues and passenger numbers as a result of Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme. First profitable quarter since December 2019 Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) has reported its first profit since December 2019, thanks... Read More

February 25th, 2022 7:31 PM 0 COMMENTS

Avianca Plans to Increase Summer Capacity by 20% This Year

In comparison to its existing schedule, Colombia's flag airline Avianca plans to raise its capacity by 20% this summer. The airline will expand its service with the addition of 13 new routes (some are new, and some are reopening following a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Let's look into it more. New and restored routes As the airline sector began to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak last year,... Read More

February 25th, 2022 5:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

UK Bans Russian Airline Aeroflot From Its Airspace, Says PM Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the embargo on Aeroflot from British airspace, citing the sanctions as a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. “Putin will never be able to wipe the blood of Ukraine from his hands," Johnson told Parliament. The British government announced it will put an asset freeze on some significant Russian banks, including state-owned VTB, Russia's second-largest bank, and prohibit major Russian corporations from raising funds in... Read More

February 24th, 2022 10:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

Austrian Airlines Anticipates Exceeding Their Pre-COVID Schedule this summer

Austrian Airlines is planned to offer over 1,300 flights per week to about 110 key European and long-haul destinations, owing to an expansion in capacity to accommodate pent-up demand in major tourism markets. As travel restrictions loosen across Europe, the spring and summer seasons will witness an increase in frequency and the debut of new routes in an effort to accommodate pent-up demand. The country's flag airline has revived all... Read More

February 24th, 2022 6:33 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air New Zealand Remains Upbeat Despite a Significant Half-Year Loss

Air New Zealand reported a statutory loss of US$254.6 million for the six months ended December 31, but the company is confident that brighter days are on the way. For the six months ended December 31, 2021, Air New Zealand reported a statutory loss before taxes of US $254.6 million (NZ $376 million). In comparison, the same time last year saw a statutory loss before taxes of US $71.1 million.... Read More

February 24th, 2022 6:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

FAA Is Concerned That 5G Will Cause Issues for Most Boeing 737s

On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) advising Boeing 737 operators that 5G C-band wireless internet operations might interfere with radio altimeters. Except for the 200 and 200-c series, the warning extends to all Boeing 737 aircraft. The 5G Crisis Continues This is the latest chapter in the 5G crisis, which airlines claim might jeopardise the safe operation of flights near airports. Telecommunications towers... Read More

February 24th, 2022 5:20 PM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo Announces New Flight Ticket Offers and Discounts for App Bookings

IndiGo, a budget airline, has announced additional discounts and offers for its passengers, including a complimentary meal and seat selection if booked using its mobile app beginning February 21. The promotion will run through the end of March, and you may get it by entering the code in the promo code section. In order to strengthen the country's COVID immunisation campaign and encourage travellers to travel again, IndiGo is now... Read More

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