Portugal to re-nationalises TAP Air Portugal

Portugal’s government has agreed to pay €55 million ($62 million) to increase its stake in TAP Air Portugal, the national airline, to prevent the carrier from going bankrupt. The government will own a 72.5% stake in the airline, up from the 50% stake it’s held since partially privatizing the airline in 2015. The Portuguese government…

Qantas to pay tribute to Boeing 747 with farewell flights

Qantas employees were notified that the company will operate three farewell flights. There will be 3x one hour flights: Sydney (Monday 13th July) -1015 Brisbane (Wednesday 15th July) – 1015 Canberra (Friday July 17th) – 1200 Economy ticket will cost $400. Business ticket will cost $747. The Boeing 747-400 (reg. VH-OEJ) will depart Syndney for…

UAE seeks to verify credentials of Pakistani pilots in its airlines

The United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines, as global concern mounts after the South Asian government grounded 262 pilots for holding “dubious” qualifications. In a letter to Pakistani aviation authorities, the Director General of the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority Saif Mohammed Al…

Aeromexico files for bankruptcy protection in United States

Aeromexico has become the third Latin American carrier to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The flag-carrier said it would use the respite to financially restructure, while continuing to serve passengers. “Our industry faces unprecedented challenges due to significant declines in demand for air transportation,” said Andrés Conesa, chief executive of…