Norwegian transports 1.6 million passengers in May

Norwegian transports 1.6 million passengers in May

Norwegian’s traffic figures for May showed that Norwegian had 1.6 million passengers, an increase of 16 percent compared to the previous month. “As we approach the busy summer months, we continue to ramp up production as planned to meet the increasing demand. Despite capacity constraints at certain airports, we manage to complete almost a 100 … Read more

South Africans given controversial Afrikaans quiz before boarding Ryanair plane

South Africans given controversial Afrikaans quiz before boarding Ryanair plane

South African authorities are investigating reports that South Africans living in the United Kingdom have been required to complete a general knowledge test in Afrikaans when flying on Irish low-cost airline Ryanair. Afrikaans is the third most spoken language in the country, with about seven million native speakers in the country (13,5% of the population). … Read more

Starlink regains permission to operate in France

Starlink regains permission to operate in France

TAMPA, Fla. — SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network reclaimed permission to operate in France June 2 following a month-long public consultation in the country. French telecoms regulator ARCEP said it decided to award Starlink a spectrum license again after its consultation highlighted demand for the services in areas poorly served by terrestrial networks. ARCEP had authorized … Read more

India’s Bellatrix Aerospace raises $8 million Series A for in-space propulsion project

SEOUL, South Korea — Indian space startup Bellatrix Aerospace said June 1 that it had raised $8 million in a Series A funding round to pursue the development of in-space propulsion systems. Including $3 million raised in pre-Series A in June 2019, Bellatrix has raised $11 million since its establishment in 2015. Investors include StartupXseed, … Read more

Budapest Airport rebuilds long-haul with LOT Polish Airlines

Budapest Airport rebuilds long-haul with LOT Polish Airlines

LOT’s 7th Boeing 787 Dreamliner SP-LRG Last week marked the momentous re-establishment of Budapest Airport’s direct flights to the US with LOT Polish Airlines. New York JFK is once again accessible to travellers from the Hungarian gateway on the airline’s B787 Dreamliner, operating three-times weekly. “Today is as poignant as welcoming LOT’s inaugural flight to … Read more