Pijus Jauniskis

From cinemas to morgues: airports seek new purpose

Before the COVID-19 crisis, the airport industry’s contributing GDP to the world economy was estimated at around $825 billion. With passenger traffic falling by about 80% compared to 2019, some airports turned into morgues and cinemas to endure the crisis....


AeroTime Team

MH370: Malaysian government never ruled out pilot’s fault version

Malaysia’s former prime minister confirmed that the investigators of Malaysia Airlines Flight H370 disappearance have looked into the possibility that the flight captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah might have deliberately steered the airliner off course....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Malaysian Ministry denies new MH370 search attempt

The Malaysian Ministry of Transport has denied agreeing to a new search mission for the missing wreckage of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. There have been two official search missions to find the airplane, missing since 2014. The latest effort, carried out by a private company, ended in 2018....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines tighten collaboration

Qatar Airways is expanding its presence in Malaysia: the newest codeshare agreement with the flag carrier of the country, Malaysia Airlines, will expand the route network of both carriers, as the Doha-based airline looks to explore new horizons....


Rytis Beresnevicius

FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 safety rating

After commencing an audit of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) in April 2019, the FAA presented its findings to the Malaysian authorities in July 2019. In the latest developments, Malaysia's IASA rating has been downgraded to Category 2, restricting flight rights to the US of airlines registered in the country....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Malaysia and Singapore Airlines agree on partnership agreement

Two Asia-Pacific airlines have shaken their hands on an extensive partnership, including flying on a joint business agreement. Yet both Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines represent different airlines alliances, making a fairly huge conflict of interest....


Ruta Burbaite

Operation Matterhorn: Thomas Cook customers flown home on A380

Following the announcement of Thomas Cook’s bankruptcy on September 23, 2019, more than 600,000 holidaymakers found themselves without return flights home. The collapse of the tour operator left British authorities with a major task of repatriating more than 150,000 of its citizens. In response, the Civil Aviation Authority launched the UK's largest repatriation operation back to Britain in peacetime, known as "Operation Matterhorn...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Japan Airlines to potentially purchase Malaysia Airlines stake

Malaysia Airlines, which has been running under constant losses, seems to have acquired another potential buyer, Japan Airlines:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Low-cost carrier boom in Asia (Part II)

As mainline carriers consolidate the market share in Asia-Pacific, somebody has to fill the void left in the market. This is where the carriers like IndiGo or AirAsia Group come in:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Asia’s air travel is booming but it shows troubling signs

Asia-Pacific has become the star of the show, as both Airbus and Boeing predicts that the demand for more capacity at the region will flourish in the next 20 years. While the region is already growing at an unprecedented pace, it's showing very troubling signs: ...