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Three Sciences

Three Sciences

We’re living through the unhappy convergence of three sciences—and the result is apocalyptic. It struck me yesterday. I live a few miles northwest of Edinburgh. The wind seems to come mostly from the west— so I don’t see much traffic, but for some reason often used to...
US DoT Guides Airports and Airlines

US DoT Guides Airports and Airlines

The US Department of Transport has issued a guidance document–‘Runway to Recovery‘–to airports and airlines on dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. The hopeful document goes into detail on measures to protect the travelling public. The recommendations include:...
‘O, Canada’; National Carrier Takes Another Knock

‘O, Canada’; National Carrier Takes Another Knock

With more than a hint of irony, we learn today—Canada Day—that the national carrier, Air Canada is suspending 30 domestic routes and closing eight stations as a result of collapsed demand. All of the routes are operated by partner Jazz. This comes after suspending...
Fake Pakistani Pilot Licences

Fake Pakistani Pilot Licences

In the wake of the Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) A320 crash near Karachi in late May, which killed 97 people comes the revelation that more than 30% of civilian pilots in Pakistan have fake licences. Last week the country’s aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar...
More Green Shoots: Emirates and Wizz Re-emerge

More Green Shoots: Emirates and Wizz Re-emerge

This week both the massive Emirates and the not-yet-massive Wizz announced additional destinations to be added to their network shortly. Wizz Air The Budapest carrier is nothing if not bold. Earlier this month we reported on its plans to open another centre in Abu...