Airline Trends News
Breaking Travel News investigates: Through the Looking-Glass: A perspective on 2022
Breaking Travel News hears from former Etihad Airways chief executive and current chairman of Metrocore Aviation Group, Peter Baumgartner, on the future of the industry
OceanSky to launch North Pole trips in 2024
OceanSky has launched tickets for a unique journey, a chance to land on the North Pole in the first hybrid airship in history. Expeditions will start in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.
Half of pilots grounded by Covid-19 travel slump
More than half of the airline pilots in the world are currently not flying for a living, according to the first worldwide survey of the profession since the Covid-19 crisis.
Commercial aviation fatalities increase in 2020
New research has revealed more people died in commercial plane crashes last year than in 2019. This comes despite the number of flights plummeting due to the pandemic.
Breaking Travel News investigates: It is the worst of times, it is the best of times
Breaking Travel News hears from Peter Baumgartner, aviation analyst and current chairman of Metrocore Aviation Group, about the likely lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
Breaking Travel News investigates: If you do not self-regulate, others will make the rules for you
Aviation analyst Peter Baumgartner has called on global airlines to seize the historic opportunity offered by the Covid-19 shutdown to transform their operations – before regulators step in to do it for them
US government agrees $25bn in payroll support for airlines
United States-based airlines have secured as much as US$25 billion in payroll support from the federal government. The funds are part of a US$2 trillion relief package signed by Congress in response to the unprecedented economic damage caused the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of planes diverted by Middle East unrest
More than a thousand fights a week from destinations throughout the Middle East and around the world, as well as tens of thousands of passengers on nearly 40 airlines, are affected.
Fall in fatal air crashes recorded in 2019
Some 86 accidents involving large passenger aircraft were recorded in 2019, according to new analysis from aviation consultants To70. Of these, eight were fatal, with the loss of 257 lives – a fall of nearly 50 per cent.
Passenger Terminal Expo to return to London this month
The Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference will return to the ExCel Centre in London later this month, welcoming over 300 exhibitors to the one-of-a-kind show.
Which? warns airline passengers over ‘no-show’ clauses
Which? are warning airlines that they are at risk of breaking consumer law by imposing rip-off ‘no show’ clauses. Some carriers use the clauses to cash in when a passenger misses the first leg of their journey, the consumer advocates argue.
World Routes to welcome aviation industry to Barcelona
World Routes will this weekend bring together senior decision makers from airports, destinations and airlines to negotiate new air services. Around 2,600 delegates from 130 countries will meet during four days at Barcelona’s Fira Gran Via.