Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier (LCC) Wizz Air is considering whether it should set up a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC) in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) (Brexit).
Etihad Airways and Lufthansa signed a multi-faceted commercial partnership agreement Wednesday that will see the two companies cooperate via codeshares and across catering and MRO services. The agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi Feb. 1 by Etihad Aviation Group president and CEO James Hogan and Lufthansa Group chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr.
Companies work on volcanic ash detection technology
Technology firm Elbit Systems and Norway’s Nicarnica Aviation have performed ground trials on a new system, aimed at detecting volcanic ash up to 100 km ahead of an aircraft.
Delta back online after IT failure
Delta Air Lines experienced its second systems outage in six months Jan. 29, triggering a ground stop and cancellation of approximately 280 flights, with additional cancellations possible for Jan. 30, the Atlanta-based airline said.
This winter, Irish low-cost carrier (LCC) Ryanair will expand by 10% at Barcelona, 12% in Madrid and 54% at Milan Malpensa, as it continues an aggressive growth strategy.
New Turkish CEO will not cancel aircraft orders
Turkish Airlines is on a cost-savings drive and has grounded 25 narrowbodies after events last year hit demand for travel to Turkey, but the carrier’s new CEO, Bilal Eksi, says he has no plans to cancel any new aircraft orders.
Sweden's BRA takes off on first biofuel flight
Swedish regional carrier BRA has operated a flight from Stockholm Bromma Airport to Umeå in northern Sweden with an ATR-72-600 using a fuel blend comprised 45% of used cooking oil.
Linda Blachly is Senior Associate Editor for Air Transport World and Aviation Week. She joined the company in July 2010 and is responsible for producing features for Air Transport World’s monthly magazine and engaging content for the aviationweek.com. She is based in the Washington DC office.