Qatar Airways to return to London Gatwick Airport

Qatar Airways has announced the resumption of three weekly flights from London Gatwick. The flights will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering 22 seats in business class and 232 seats in economy. The airline has also scheduled four daily flights from London Heathrow, three daily flights from Manchester and three weekly flights from…

China Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter

China Airlines becomes 20th operator of 777 Freighter amid higher demand for dedicated cargo jets. China Airlines unveiled the first of six Boeing 777 Freighters, officially becoming the 20th operator of the world’s largest and longest range twin-aisle freighter. The 777 Freighter joins the airline amid growing demand for dedicated freighters as operators grapple with…

Russia’s MC-21 passenger aircraft completed first flight with domestic-made engine

Russia’s MC-21 medium-range passenger aircraft has made its first flight with a domestically made engine, state industrial conglomerate Rostec announced Tuesday. “Through the efforts of scientists, designers, engineers and workers, a next-generation airliner is being created that returns our country to the top league of world aviation,” Rostec head Sergei Chemezov said in a statement.…

Bookings at Lufthansa have tripled for next Summer

Bookings at Lufthansa have tripled for next Summer boosted by the imminent approval of a COVID-19 vaccine. Chief Executive Carsten Spohr told a German magazine Wirtschaftswoche that the concrete prospect of an effective vaccine against the coronavirus had boosted confidence among passengers. “The fact that people have also already reserved flights for the Easter period…

London Heathrow to shut Terminal 4 till end of 2021

Heathrow airport announced that it will keep Terminal 4 closed until the end of next year. Passenger numbers at the airport fell by 88% in November as travel restrictions and England’s second COVID-19 lockdown took their toll. Based on current forecasts and a continued decline in passengers, Heathrow has decided that Terminal 4 will remain…