Air transport: the latest information as of March 3, 2023

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Viva Air : Chaos at Latin American airports due to suspension of Viva Air operations. The Colombian airline has announced the “temporary” suspension of its operations, causing chaos in Colombia. Some airports in other countries have left hundreds of passengers stranded across Latin America.

Strikes of March 7 in France : While the unions aim to “bring France to a halt” from March 7, the airlines are called upon to cancel flights. The French Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday asked airlines to acancel part of their flights on March 7 and 8 following a national strike notice, relayed by several air traffic controllers’ unions.

Finnair will celebrate next November its 100th anniversary. To mark this centenary, the Moomins, famous Finnish characters in the form of hippopotamuses, are represented on two long-haul aircraft of the company, and this, throughout the year 2023. Finnair displays on its 2 Airbus A350 the two heroes: Moomintroll and Snorkmaiden which will fly to several long-haul destinations in the company’s network such as Dallas, Tokyo or Bangkok.

Top 10 global airlines : The purchase of Air Europa by IAG, the parent company of Iberia which also includes British Airways, Vueling, Aer Lingus and Level, will cause a big change in the Spanish aeronautical sector. However, this takeover will not make it possible to enter the circle of the top 10 air carriers, including Ryanair!

ITA Airways : ITA Airways, participates in the ninth edition of travel hashtagthe travel conference which begins its 2023 program by returning to the capital of the United Kingdom. The event which takes place at the Melia White House, in the heart of London, and which is entirely dedicated to promoting tourism in Italy .

RAM Awards : Resaneo was awarded the trophy for the best online agency 2023 during the RAM Awards ceremony. A great moment worthily celebrated by part of the team.

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a directive to prevent fuel tank explosions on Boeing 777s. This directive follows the engine failure and fire of United Airlines Flight 328 in February 2021.

In Portugal, a Dassault Falcon 900B business jet implicated in a drug trafficking case has been seized and turned into one of the country’s presidential planes.

Qatar : As the investigation into the corruption scandal between Qatar and the European Parliament continues, an EU official has been discovered to have taken free flights on Qatar Airways.

Air China becomes the fourth airline in China to resume flights with the Boeing 737 MAX, as more airlines reintroduce the type to their fleets in the country.

Virgin Galactic posted a loss of $500 million for 2022, but remains on track to launch commercial services in the second quarter of 2023.

Norse Atlantic will fly direct to seven major US cities after launching the project with flights to New York last year, by the end of summer 2023.

KOrean Air : From May 22, 2023, Korean Air plans to increase its capacity on the Paris-Seoul route to meet growing passenger demand. This increase will result in the daily entry into service of the legendary Boeing 747-8 on flights operated on this route.

Lufthansa : yesterday unveiled its new “Allegris” offer, including exclusive information on a new First Class product and additional details on its new Business Class. However, although this communication is recent, it is important to note that Lufthansa’s new Business product was announced more than five years ago and is still not available on a single aircraft.

WizzAir, informed the Civil Aviation Authority of Moldova that it was suspending flights to the country from March 14.

EGYPTAIR became the first airline based in Africa to receive and operate the Airbus A321neo.

Singapore Airlines will cease flights to Vancouver, the carrier’s only Canadian route.

Emirates explored codeshare options with Air India, as the Indian airline continues to reposition its brand to appeal to a more upscale segment.

Oman opened its airspace to israeli airlines saving hours of travel time between Israel and destinations in Asia.

The first Airbus A350sAir-India will be equipped with cabins originally intended for Aeroflot to avoid disruptions due to supply chain constraints.

Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates are among potential suitors being considered as partners to help the Namibian government revive Air Namibia.

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