Alan Dron

Europe & Middle East Correspondent, Air Transport World

London, UK


Based in London, Alan is Europe & Middle East correspondent at Air Transport World.

A daily newspaper journalist in the UK and Middle East for 15 years, he then joined the UK's most successful corporate publishing company before setting up his own company in 2004. He has worked with ATW since 2014.


Armenia’s National Airline Fly Arna Reveals Initial Plans

By Alan Dron Jan 14, 2022
New Armenian flag-carrier Fly Arna will begin its operational life with two Airbus A320s and look to Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East for its initial routes, the company’s backers said Jan. 14.
Airlines & Lessors

Czech Carrier Smartwings Passenger Flows On The Rise

By Alan Dron Jan 14, 2022
The Czech Republic’s largest airline, Smartwings, carried more than 2.7 million customers in 2021, a considerable increase on 2020’s doldrums, but still significantly less than its pre-pandemic traffic flows.
Airlines & Lessors

Italian Regulator Suspends Regional Carrier’s Permits

By Alan Dron Jan 13, 2022
Italian regional airline EGO Airways has had its AOC and Air Transport License suspended by the country’s aviation regulator, ENAC. 
Airlines & Lessors