Air Travel

Is Swiss Safe?

Is Swiss Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Swiss is consistently rated as a safe airline to fly with. The airline is IATA IOSA certified and its safety regulator, FOCA, is one of the world’s leading civil aviation safety regulators, meaning that Swiss aircraft and crew licensing standards, and airline safety protocols are among the best monitored and regulated in the world. Fatal […]

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Why Is There an X in Some Airport Name Codes? (& Some Funny Ones)

Why Is There an X in Some Airport Names? (& Some Funny Codes)

There’s a fascinating story about airport location codes. Yes, really, it’s interesting and there’s more to it than you might initially think! In this article, I’m going to give some background to how airport codes are designated, and then focus on a particular peculiarity – the presence of the letter ‘X’ in airport codes. Finally,

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Is AirAsia Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Is AirAsia Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

AirAsia is headquartered in Malaysia and began operations in 1996. It is made up of AirAsia plus a number of subsidiary/affiliate airlines including Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, and AirAsia India. AirAsia and some of its subsidiary/affiliate airlines are consistently ranked highly in the annual Skytrax best low-cost airline awards and the airline is

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How Do Airports Make Money?

How Do Airports Make Money?

Airports generate revenues in a variety of ways to pay for operational costs (staff, utilities, etc.), fund capital investments, pay for capital borrowing costs, and in the case of private airports, pay a return to investors. Airport revenues are usually classified into one of two main categories – aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues. And, in each

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