Air Italy A330

Qatar Airways backed Air Italy ceases operations

Italian airline Air Italy has today ceased operations and entered liquidation following a meeting of shareholders earlier today. The airline is 49% owned by Qatar Airways with the other 51% being owned by Alisarda, a holding company formed from another former Italian airline. Air Italy was formerly known as Meridiana [read more]

Easyjet A320 neo at Bristol Airport (Image: Aviation Media Agency)

Council rejects Bristol Airport expansion

North Somerset Council has voted 18-7 to reject Bristol Airports plans for expansion. The result goes against planning officers recommendations which was to approve the plans which involved a new car park and improved infrastructure to help the airport handle up to 12 million passengers a year. The rejection is [read more]

High over the North Sea on a Ryanair 737-800

Ryanair cuts Carbon Emissions to 69g

Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has cut its carbon emissions for January down to 69g per passenger, per km. Substantially lower than many of its competitors. The airline has achieved this primarily by maintaining high load factors and having one of the youngest fleets in the industry. The figures make [read more]