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These ten airlines already went bankrupt in 2019

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Though times for passengers, airlines and its employees as already in September alone the wings of four airlines have been clipped. Unfortunately, airline bankruptcies and...

[Analysis] Intense competition means weak airlines like Jet Airways will be weeded out

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On 17 April, Indian airline Jet Airways suspended all domestic and international flights after failing to find fresh funding. Professor Loizos Heracleous, an expert...

[Editorial] Should the Boeing 737 MAX be grounded?

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The recent crashes of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (Lion Air in Indonesia in October 2018 and Ethiopian Airlines in March 2019) have...

[Analysis] Europe’s big five take more than half of region’s air travel market as small airlines struggle

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Europe’s top five airlines crossed the 50% threshold in their combined share of the region’s passenger traffic in 2018 as low prices and overcapacity...

[Analysis] European airlines outlook 2019: Flight paths diverge as smaller carriers face a credit squeeze

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Volatile jet fuel prices, reinvigorated US competition, overcapacity and slowing passenger growth will pile pressure on the credit quality of European airlines in 2019,...

[Analysis] Europe’s small airlines struggle to survive: Primera Air falls victim to saturated markets

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Europe’s niche airlines have had a grim summer. Primera Air, VLM, Small Planet, Azur and SkyWork Airlines have all ceased operations. Expect more casualties...

“As red cap for Swissport Belgium, the airport no longer holds any secrets”

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A job at the center of the action at the airport? For Melanie Kuijpens, red cap at Swissport Belgium, every day is an adventure....

Brussels Airport inaugurates two new spotting platforms

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Along with hundreds of plane spotters and officials from the neighbouring municipalities of Steenokkerzeel and Zaventem, Brussels Airport has inaugurated two spanking new plane...

The end of the mystery around the disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in 1937

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It is a mystery that researchers and aviation buffs have been trying to solve for decades: what happened to this American woman who was...

The Brussels Air & Space Museum is restoring a Fairchild C-119 “Flying Boxcar”

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Aviation24.be and RateOne.be were invited to visit a nice restoration project initiated by AELR, the association of friends of the Air & Space Museum,...

Why airlines are eager to connect Europe with mainland China

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2018 is the EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY), an agreement that was reached by the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the Chinese...

13 great aircraft liveries you can spot at Brussels Airport

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Airlines take great pride in their aircraft liveries. It is a vital part of their marketing strategy and improves the visibility of their brand at...

Are the three big Middle East carriers distorting the international aviation market ?

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More and more organisations, airlines and experts in trade, economics and aviation have shown concern over the massive expansion of the three Middle East...

The last commercial flights of Brussels Airlines’ last Avro RJ100 aircraft [Trip Report – PICS]

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After 24 years in service with Sabena's subsidiary DAT and later with SN Brussels Airlines and finally with Brussels Airlines, the Avro RJ100 registered...

Photo Special: Belgocontrol opens its doors to the general public

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On Sunday 1 October 2017, Belgocontrol participated in the annual Open Company Day and opened its doors to the general public. Visitors had the unique...

[Pictures] Exclusive visit of Sabena Boeing 747-300 OO-SGC, currently stored at Pinal Airpark, Arizona

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Old lady Sabena (Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne) has left a remarkable history behind, the defunct airline was an internationally renowned...

[Analysis] Ryanair massively cancelling flights for the coming six weeks

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Last week Ryanair announced that it would cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October), this means that...

Who’s behind that flight deck door ? 10 pilots you must follow on Instagram

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Did you ever wonder, when traveling, who’s behind that flight deck door? Or what’s it like inside? Sometimes you’re able to catch a glimpse...

“Go stand in the economy class queue, this line is for business class traveller”

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Sudha Murthy is an Indian philanthropist and writer in Kannada and English. Murthy began her professional career as a computer scientist and engineer. She...

10 flight attendants you must follow on Instagram

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Being a flight attendant is not only about exploring the world and lying on a beach. It is also about having the correct technical...