Ryanair to resume some routes today

Ryanair has announced it’s restarting flights early. The low-cost airline was due to resume flights on July 1 but has confirmed some routes will now restart on June 21 – the same day Spain lifts its border restrictions to welcome back tourists. A flight to Alicante in Spain is scheduled to leave East Midlands Airport…

Emirates will likely phases out two other A380s

As Emirates retired its first A380 from its fleet, the airline will likely remove two other A380s. “You’ll start seeing A380s coming out of our fleet for various reasons, and we’ve always said this,” said Emirates Airline President Tim Clark last year. “We are in the process of [starting A380 retirements],” he said at the…

South African Airways has returned 17 aircraft to lessors

South African Airways has returned 17 aircraft to lessors so far. This is because the lessors have elected to initiate the termination of the leases, the state-owned airline’s business rescue practitioners confirmed on Friday. The aircraft returned include four A319s; three A340-300s; three A340-600s; five A330-200s and two B737s. The airline is now left with…