Royal duel: which of A380 or B747 fly more passengers nowadays?

When the coronavirus crisis hit the aviation industry with low demand, the widebodies were the first aircraft to go into storage. As the situation stabilized and started to improve, both the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380 took to the skies again. Which one of the two giants returned faster to service?...


World Tourism Organization offers tool to track tourism recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched an online tool called the "Tourism Recovery Tracker" to help track global tourism recovery in real-time....


Aerospace supplier Latecoere to cut French workforce by a third

Latécoère Group, a French supplier of aerostructures, presented its strategic plan to alleviate the effect of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis currently affecting the aerospace industry. The company aims to "adapt its workforce to the volume of activity and forecasts of a slow recovery in air traffic" by cutting close to a third of its French workforce....


From shopping to masks: did passenger experience change forever?

The restrictions imposed by health authorities around the world have durably changed the expectations of passengers when it comes to air travel. Whether safety measures remain or not in the post-COVID era, providing a safe journey will definitely become a prerequisite to building back the trust of travelers....


Emirates refunded customers more than $1 billion since March 2020

Emirates has processed more than 1.4 million refund requests and returned more than $1.36 billion since March 2020....


France details new investment plan for hydrogen aircraft by 2035

The French government presented the details of a €100 billion recovery program for the country’s economy. Among the planned investments, the authorities envision a hydrogen-powered “green plane” in the next fifteen years....


Parallels between post-9/11 shock and current pandemic

While the current pandemic-induced crisis is not over yet, it is no like other in the history of the aviation industry, However, can we draw parallels with the post-9/11 crisis?...


Lufthansa tightens mask exemptions, requires negative Covid test

Lufthansa Group is tightening the exemptions from mask requirements onboard their flights to include a medical certificate and a negative Covid-19 test....


Lufthansa Group signs EASA Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19

The Lufthansa Group airlines signed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Charter for COVID-19, committing to implement health safety standards for the protection of staff and passengers among the group’s international network and between its hubs in Europe....


easyJet to close three British bases

The British low-cost carrier easyJet will close its bases in London-Stansted, London-Southend, and Newcastle from September 2020. Several routes will be closed and as many as 670 jobs are on the line....