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Virunga National Park pilot Alphonse Musafiri Gasacyoya dies in a plane crash

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In the morning of 18 November, pilot Alphonse Musafiri Gasacyoya died in a plane crash that occurred shortly after take-off from the Virunga National...

Preparing for a vaccine: American Cargo operations conducting trial flights from Miami to South America

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Commercial airlines to play an essential role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines in the US and around the world The American Airlines Cargo team is preparing...

AirBridgeCargo Airlines steps into COVID-19 vaccine transportation phase

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AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, has accomplished its first COVID-19 vaccine transportation from Beijing (China). The delivery of CanSino's Covid-19 vaccine has been...

And the winner of the 2020 “are you stupid or dumb?” award goes to …

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A video posted on social media stunned and shocked the online world. Disgruntled that his airline doesn't serve hot meals, passenger and "comedian" Marcus...

United Airlines to operate charter flights from Brussels to position Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines

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According to the Wall Street Journal, United Airlines has begun operating charter flights to help distribute Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine once it will be approved...

Qantas to operate a one-off direct flight between Australia and France

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On 13 December 2020, Australian airline Qantas will operate a one-off direct flight between Sydney and Paris Charles de Gaulle with a stopover in...

Virgin Atlantic launches pre-departure Covid-19 testing trial on Heathrow-Barbados flights

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From 9 December, Virgin Atlantic customers flying to Barbados or onwards to Antigua and Grenada on selected flights will receive a free, rapid, point...

Greenpeace asks the European Commission to ban short-haul flights

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On 24 November 2020, the European unit of Greenpeace issued a position paper on the impact of aviation on the climate. A new study published...

A picture is worth a thousand words (part eleven): aircraft stored at Prague Airport, Czech Republic

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The end of November is quickly approaching and the coronavirus pandemic is still battering around the globe. The travel industry is therefore forced to...

IATA Annual General Meeting calls for reopening borders with testing and without quarantine

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 76th Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously resolved to urgently call on governments to re-open borders to travel. IATA is proposing systematic testing of...

KLM will need more financial support, CEO Pieter Elbers admits

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Chief Executive Officer Pieter Elbers says the struggling airline will require more financial support, but it's too early to speculate...

Here’s what it’s like to quarantine in Australia during COVID-19

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An Australian TikToker who packed up his New York City apartment (United States) to fly back to Australia for the Winter documented his mandatory...

The Cargo community at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is getting ready for the delivery of future Covid-19 vaccines

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Acting together within the ACFA (Air Cargo France Association), the entire Cargo community at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, Europe’s leading airport for air freight...

Qantas boss: “Vaccination will be mandatory on international flights”

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Airlines will only allow passengers on international flights who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the future, according to Alan Joyce, the CEO of...

Brussels Airlines introduces rapid Covid-19 tests on some flights

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At Brussels Airlines, there was a first test flight with rapid coronavirus tests on Friday 20 November. Passengers and crew on flight SN3157 leaving Brussels...

Covid-19 crisis continues to massively burden the aviation sector: Flughafen Wien group handles 71.2% fewer passengers

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Revenue down 56.9%, EBITDA decline of 80.1% but still positive at € 62.3 million, net Q1-3 earnings of minus € 41.3 million Drop in...

First United Airlines flight offering free transatlantic COVID-19 testing took off

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First of its kind, the testing programme guarantees customers over two years old and crew test negative before departure On 16 November, United customers travelling...

Jetman Dubai pilot Vincent Reffet dies in accident

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On 17 November, Frenchman Vincent Reffet (36) died during training in Dubai. In 2014, the stuntman beat the world-record by base-jumping off the 828-meters-high...

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld launch transatlantic COVID-19 testing trial

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American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London...

Severely burned Romanian doctor taken to Queen Astrid Military Hospital, Belgium

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Last Saturday, 14 November, a deadly fire broke out at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Piatra Neamt, Romania. Ten COVID-19 patients,...

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