Airways Weekly Briefing: March 28-April 3, 2022
Here's the rundown of the most viewed articles our readers enjoyed this week, including updates on Hostomel Airport, Lufthansa fleet changes, new international nonstop flights to the US, and this week's top history posts.
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Top Stories: March 28-April 3, 2022
Antonov AN-124 Found Damaged at Hostomel Airport (+VIDEO) — airwaysmag.com
Video footage surfaced showing an Antonov AN-124-100-150M damaged at Hostomel Airport (GML) amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Lufthansa to Close the A380 Chapter for Good — airwaysmag.com The end for Lufthansa’s (LH) Airbus A380 is here. Group CEO, Carsten Spohr, comes to a final decision to retire them for good.
Six ITA Airways Board Members Resign amid Privatization Push — airwaysmag.com
It seems privatization is difficult for ITA Airways (AZ). Six board members resign from the 100% publicly-owned Italian flag carrier.
SEA Welcomes Turkish Airlines’ Nonstop to Istanbul — airwaysmag.com Turkish Airlines (TK) will begin uninterrupted service to Istanbul (IST) on May 27, 2022, from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).
Lufthansa's Munich Base to House All Airbus A350s — airwaysmag.com
Until COVID-19 struck, Lufthansa (LH) had split its fleet strategically between its two bases, Frankfurt (FRA) and Munich (MUC).
Thousands of Flights Delayed, Hundreds Canceled amid Florida Storms — airwaysmag.com
As thunderstorms in Florida hindered traffic during spring break, airlines canceled hundreds of weekend flights, with thousands more delayed.
Alaska Airlines Cancels 120+ Flights amid Pilot Picketing — airwaysmag.com
Due to a pilot shortage, hundreds of Alaska Airlines (AS) flights were canceled at Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA).
BOC Aviation Repossesses Boeing 747-8F from Russian Operator — airwaysmag.com A Boeing 747-8F leased to Russia's AirBridgeCargo (RU) flew to California after a US judge approved an order authorizing lessor BOC Aviation to reclaim it.
ITA Airways Launches New Nonstop Route to New York — airwaysmag.com ITA Airways (AZ) keeps expanding its summer route network with the launch of a new connection from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to New York's JFK.
Cathay Pacific to Train, Hire 800 Pilots by 2025 — airwaysmag.com In collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Cathay Pacific Airways (CX) plans to hire and train 800 new junior pilots by 2025.
This Week in Aviation History
BA Retires the Iconic Vickers VC10 — airwaysmag.com
British Airways (BA) retired from its fleet the last Vickers VC10, a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range jet, in 1981.
VIASA's First Commercial Flight — airwaysmag.com
Venezuelan flag carrier VIASA (VA) completed its first commercial flight hand in hand with KLM in 1961.
First Flight of the Airbus A310 — airwaysmag.com
The first Airbus A310 prototype made its maiden flight in 1982. It would receive its type certification on March 11, 1983.
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