Airline start-ups 2021:

Here is a list of the current airline start-ups in 2021, which will be regularly updated to add on new start-ups for this year : Green Airlines: Another German start-up based in Karlsruhe, this airline is a virtual airline (that has outsourced many of its operations to other companies) and will start operations from Weeze […]


Great Dane Airlines ceases operations

Aalborg-based Great Dane Airlines ceased operations on the 11th of October, filing for bankruptcy on the same day. At the time of its demise, the airline operated 3 Embraer E195 jets (with a capacity of 118 passengers) bought from Irish regional airline Stobart Air in 2019 and flew to 15 destinations across Europe. Its main […]

Aircraft of the week:

Aircraft SE-LJS for Swedish start-up Air Leap, former Swedish regional carrier NextJet and Avitrans Nordic, this Saab 340 was produced at Saab’s Linköping factory in 1990 and first delivered to Swiss carrier Crossair in December 1990 under the registration number HB-AKL. There, it joined 7 other Saab 340s that had been delivered to the airline […]

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 […]

New German start-up: Lübeck Air

A new German start-up, Lübeck Air, will be starting operations next week. As its name indicates, the airline will be based at Lübeck Airport. Lübeck Air is actually a brand name for Danish charter airline Air Alsie, who will be operating from Lübeck Airport under the name of Lübeck Air. Lübeck Air will be beginning […]

Emirates returns to Stockholm on August 1st

Emirates will resume passenger services to Stockholm on the 1st of August with a Boeing 777-300ER, expanding its network in Europe to 22 cities. Emirates’ flights to Oslo will resume on the 4th of August. On the 1st of August, which is a Saturday in CET (Central European Time), Emirates Flight EK157 will take-off from […]

Norwegian cancels 737 MAX and 787-9 orders

Norwegian Air Shuttle has canceled its orders for 92 Boeing 737 MAX and 5 787-9s. These aircraft have been having recurring engine failures, and is why the airline is in discussions with Boeing for a compensation. The weak reputation of the 737 MAX and the repeated failure of the 787-9s Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines led […]

A more positive day for Norwegian

Norwegian shareholders agree with the airline’s current survival plan. The low-cost airline has decided to covert its debt into equity (the sum of your assets once your debt has been subtracted from it) and relaunch operations in 2021 with a smaller fleet and a reduced amount of destinations. The airline now has the ability to […]

Boeing 737 (part 3)

There are 6 models in the Boeing 737 Next Generation: the 737-600, -700, -700ER, -800, -900 and -900ER. Like the Classic generation, the Next Generation uses CFM56s, but a more efficient type called the CFM56-7B. Models in the Next Generation have a longer range than their predecessors, have a higher capacity and possess winglets (the […]

Norwegian Air is in difficulty

Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost airline based in Norway, is facing numerous financial problems. Two days ago, it was forced to shut down four of its subsidiaries due to the coronavirus. The reason why Norwegian is one of the most affected airlines in the world is because it overexpanded. The airline operates a total of […]