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Edvinas Andrijevskis
Wizzair to open 2 new bases despite the current situation.

Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizzair has announced that the airline will open 2 new bases with addition of numerous new routes in July, 2020.Wizzair has been seen as one of the strongest and most optimi...


Clement Charpentreau
Italian government expects coronavirus to save Alitalia

The Italian government will take control of Alitalia from June 2020. It expects the coronavirus crisis currently affecting the air transport industry to work in favor of the ailing carrier....


Clement Charpentreau
Italy to renationalize Alitalia after virus scares off buyers

As the potentiality to find a buyer in the context of the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic is almost null, the Italian government seems ready to re-nationalize Alitalia, according to local media reports....


AeroTime Team
Emirates cuts flights to United States, Italy, adds pax screening

Emirates is implementing a new round of flight suspensions, namely to Italy and the United States, due to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent travel restrictions. The airline is also increasing its measures to fight the outbreak and would use thermal screening for all passengers on U.S.-bound flights from Dubai. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Flights to Italy come to a halt as lockdown is enforced

On March 9, 2020, the Italian government placed the whole country on lockdown to better counter the coronavirus Covid-19 epidemic. Airlines were forced to interrupt their routes or reduce their frequencies towards the airports of the country....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines license suspended, competitors pounce on routes

Since its inception, Ernest Airlines found a niche to operate in, offering low-cost tickets between Italy and Albania, Ukraine. However, despite a strong position in the market and plans to double in fleet size, the airline meet 2020 with very negative news, potentially being the first carrier to go down under in the year:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines ships three Airbus A320 to storage

More than a week after Italy's civil aviation authorities issued public threats to Ernest Airlines that it will revoke its AOC, the airline has stored three Airbus A320 jets, possibly hinting that the airline is closing down....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Ernest Airlines to suspend operations in January 2020?

While 2019 is not over yet, an airline is potentially set to go down under in 2020. Ernest Airlines, a low-cost carrier based in Italy, is facing a suspension of its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) due to the failure of providing the necessary documents to ENAC, the Italian civil aviation authority:...


Ruta Burbaite
Italy’s Bologna airport has new Lamborghini for planes to follow

No, this is not the super fleet of the Dubai police force, but it comes close. Italian luxury sports car manufacturer Lamborghini has delivered a new Huracán to Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna. A “new” one, as it is the sixth car that the brand has been ‘generous’ enough to gift its local airport for use of leading aircraft on the runways....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Staying alive: Alitalia given $443 million government loan

The troubled Italian airline, Alitalia, has been granted an emergency loan by the Italian government in order to continue flying. Yet what are the prospects for the carrier to move forward?...