Civil Aviation

Thomas Cook to launch Palma based Spanish airline

Thomas Cook has announced that it plans to launch a Palma based Spanish airline. Called Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics, the new airline will operate from the bucket and spade carriers most popular destination of Palma De Mallorca (PMI/LEPA). It will initially operate using 3 Airbus A320 aircraft that previously operated for [read more]


Switzerland’s SkyWork Airlines on Brink of Collapse

Switzerland’s SkyWork Airlines is the latest European airline to find its future in serious jeopardy after the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) said it may not renew its air operator’s certificate (AOC) at the end of October. The FOCA has serious doubts about the Swiss airlines unstable financial situation and whether or not [read more]

Flybe Dash 8 G-JEDP

Flybe shares crash after profit warning

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has seen its shares drop overnight by nearly 20% after investors bail out of what appears to be another European airline hitting turbulence.  The drop in shares comes after the airline warned that escalating maintenance and IT costs would mean its half-year profit would be [read more]


Operations Finally begin at St Helena!

After 18 months of being plagued with problems, commercial flights have finally begun at the newly built St Helena airport, a remote island in the South Atlantic. St Helena is one of the most remote civilisations in the world located more than 1200 miles off the coast of Africa. This [read more]

Alitalia - Fight or Flight?

Alitalia – Fight or Flight?

Alitalia – Italy’s long-troubled national carrier has been operating under bankruptcy protection since the start of May 2017, after the Gulf airline Etihad Airways refused to help bankroll the failing airline any further. This came just days after its employees rejected a radical rescue plan. The rescue plan would have [read more]

Lufthansa set to sign air belin deal

Lufthansa to buy majority of bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa (LH/DLH) is set to buy the majority of bankrupt Air Berlin’s fleet and network including Fly Niki & Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter. Air Belin filed for insolvency in August but has remained operating thanks to a 150m euro loan from the German Government. Talks have been ongoing with Lufthansa and Easyjet being [read more]