Emirates offers flights for passengers to 29 cities and resumes transits through its Dubai hub

Following the UAE Federal Government’s announcement to lift restrictions on transit passengers services, from 15th June Emirates will offer passenger services to 16 more cities on its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. With travel restrictions remaining in place in most countries, customers are reminded to check entry and exit requirements before their journeys. Flights to the following…

Virgin Atlantic to resume some U.S. flights

Virgin Atlantic said on Thursday it would restart some flights that have been grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic on July 20 and aimed to restore further services in August. The airline said that services to Orlando and Hong Kong from London Heathrow would resume on July 20, with flights to New York JFK, Los Angeles,…

Trump administration bans Chinese airlines from flying to U.S.

The Trump administration is banning Chinese passenger airlines from flying scheduled service to the U.S. starting later this month A move aimed at ramping up pressure on China, which hasn’t allowed U.S. carriers to resume flights there, and threatens to further isolate the world’s two largest aviation markets from one another. The order, published Wednesday,…

London City Airport to resume flight operations by end of June

London City Airport has announced plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. Domestic services are expected to begin first, with international flights following in early July, though these will depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into the UK. Staff have been working since the March 25 operations suspension to get…

Virgin Australia bidders narrowed down to two

Local media is reporting that Deloitte have narrowed Virgin Australia’s potential buyers down to two – Bain Capital and Cyrus Capital Partners. The original shortlist also included US based budget airline investor Indigo Partners and Australian company BGH Capital. Bain Capital has $US105 billion ($A155 billion) in assets under management and has former Jetstar chief…

Report: “Animal Farm” culture at Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia released a report from former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick today. ABC Australia reports the “A Review of Culture at Airservices Australia” report was commissioned to study the internal culture at the government owned organisation. “Specifically relating to bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, psychological welfare and inclusion.” The report found a “Lord of the…

EasyJet plans to cut up to 30% of staff

EasyJet is to cut up to 30% of its workforce as it struggles to cope with the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Up to 4,500 of its 15,000-member workforce could lose their jobs and the airline will start a consultation process with employees in the coming days. EasyJet expects…

BREAKING Boeing is resuming production of its 737MAX

Boeing resumed 737 MAX production in Renton. “Today, teams in Renton started to warm up the factory’s central production line,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal in a message to employees Wednesday afternoon. The MAX has been grounded since soon after the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines MAX in March 2019, following the…