Aircraft of the week:

Under the registration number HB-AES for former Swiss airline Sky Work Airlines, this Dornier Do-328, of which only 217 were produced, has operated with 7 different airlines across 2 continents and is currently being stored at Bern Belp Airport in Switzerland. After coming out from the Dornier factory in Oberpfaffenhofen, Bavaria in February 1995, HB-AES […]

Italy to have new flag carrier in April

As of April this year, Italy will have a new flag carrier under the name of ITA (Italia Transporto Aereo). The airline will possess 52 aircraft (43 narrowbodies and 9 widebodies) instead of Alitalia’s 104 and will reduce operations from 114 destinations in total to 60 (domestic and international). This comes after 3 years of […]

Ernest Airlines has been declared bankrupt

An Italian court has declared that Italian low-cost carrier Ernest Airlines is bankrupt. The airline suspended operations in January this year but announced in August that it had plans to restart operations. It was supposed to restart operations in December with a fleet of ATR 72s. Founded in 2016, the Milan-based airline operated flights within […]

Norwegian to sell 2 Boeing 787s to Neos

Norwegian Air Shuttle is to sell 2 of its Boeing 787-9s to Italian leisure airline Neos. They will replace the 2 Boeing 767s that Neos has recently returned to their lessors. The 2 Boeing 787s (respectively registered LN-LNX and LN-LNT) are part of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s subsidiary Norwegian Long Haul’s fleet and are currently stored […]

FlyBosnia has a new CEO

The new CEO of FlyBosnia is Haris Coloman, who has replaced Tarik Bilalbegovic. Mr Coloman was previously FlyBosnia’s Executive Director, and left the company in September of last year. He has some 20 years of experience in the Bosnian aviation industry, having not only worked with FlyBosnia but also with Bosnian Wand Airlines (who ceased […]

Petition made to rename Taiwan’s China Airlines

Thousands of people have petitioned to have China Airlines (the flag carrier of Taiwan) renamed. The majority of these people are US-based Taiwanese. The name has caused unnecessary confusion throughout all of Asia. The airline has nothing to do with Air China, the flag carrier of the People’s Republic of China. Several countries have banned […]

Air Italy has gone bankrupt

Air Italy, based in Olbia, Sardinia ( but mainly flying out of Milan Malpensa Airport ) has gone bankrupt. At the time of its bankruptcy it flew to 26 destinations and had 12 planes, including 3 Boeing 737 MAX 8. The airline started operations in March 2018 and was created after the merger of Meridiana […]