Vietnam receives FAA Category 1 rating, open up the US for Vietnam Airlines

The FAA announced that Vietnam has been granted a Category 1 rating after successfully passing an audit in August 2018 to assess the countries air traffic safety. According to the FAA Audit, Vietnam meets the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards for personnel licensing, operations and airworthiness. That will allow Airlines based in Vietnam to apply for permits to fly … Continue reading

Germania – another European airline is bankrupt. Competitors offer discounted flights to bring stranded passengers home

It has been a tough time for European airlines – after the bankruptcies of Air Berlin and Alitalia and the collapse of Monarch and Primera, another low-cost carrier has abruptly stopped operations, stranding thousands of passengers. German leisure airline Germania declared bankruptcy on Monday, halting all operations. Passengers who are booked on a flight as part of a tour package … Continue reading

News: AirAsia launches joint venture in Vietnam

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost carrier, is based in Malaysia, but already has subsidiaries in Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Japan and India. They’ve now signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with  Vietnamese businessman Tran Trong Kien to build a low-cost carrier following the AirAsia blueprint based in Vietnam. Find out more about there plans below! … Continue reading

New Istanbul Airport operations delayed to March 2019

The new Istanbul Airport opened on schedule on October 29, 2018 with great fanfare – but few flights! Since President Erdogan cut the ribbon, only 5 daily return flights on domestic routes have been flying to test the new airport, while thousands of workers scramble to complete it! After initially being rescheduled to take over operations from the current Ataturk … Continue reading

Trivago admits misleading advertisements in Australia, faces big fine!

Trivago is one of the leading meta-search sites for hotel bookings. They were sued in Australia earlier this year for misleading advertisements and now have admitted that their “best deal” isn’t really the best deal, but the deal that earns them the highest commission! Find out what happened and how to make sure you find the best deal when you are … Continue reading

Iceland Air buys local competitor low-cost carrier WOW Air

WOW Air was one of the low-cost carriers that sparked the fare wars over the North Atlantic, with one-way fares as low as $69 one-way, forcing competitors to respond. From their base in Iceland, they were able to fly across the Atlantic with narrow-body planes, which made for cheap, if uncomfortable flights. Now, their local competitor Iceland Air responded and bought … Continue reading