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The $40,000 olive? Six ingenious ways airlines save money

In every business, strict cost management is one of the ways profit can be made or maximised. There are few industries that know this better than the airline sector. Key.Aero reveals some of the clever ways that carriers watch the pennies – you won’t believe number one!

Quiz: How well do you know your airliners? - Part 4

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz focuses on identifying the aircraft types. How well do you really know them? Let us know what score you get!

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

We're revisiting a classic for this week's Commercial Aviation quiz! Can you identify these airlines using just small sections of their liveries? Let us know what score you get!

Quiz: How well do you know your airline identifiers? - Part 2

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz will test your knowledge of airline identifiers. Both IATA code and ATC callsigns are included so make sure to let us know what score you get!

BREAKING: Countries for UK’s traffic light system confirmed

The transport secretary has revealed which countries holidaymakers can return from without having to quarantine, opening the door to summer trips and a potential rebound for the air travel industry

Quiz: How well do you know your airline identifiers?

This week's Commercial Aviation quiz tests your knowledge of airline identifiers. Whether it's a callsign or IATA code, let's see how well you really know them. Let us know what score you get!

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How pilots are helping each other during the pandemic

While few areas of the economy have been left untouched by the pandemic, aviators have perhaps had it tougher than most. Tom Batchelor learns more about a pioneering charity that is helping those with clipped wings

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The world’s shortest airline routes

Key.Aero examines which connections can rightfully make the claim of being the briefest. While you might be familiar with the winner, there are also some surprises in the list…

Ten things we miss about flying (and few we don’t)

It’s been so long since many of us have stepped on board an aircraft that we’ve all probably forgotten what we even liked about travelling in the first place. Here are ten things that we think help to make flying so much fun

Quiz: How well do you know your defunct airlines - Europe edition

Back by popular demand, this week's Commercial Aviation quiz pays homage to the airlines that sadly didn't stand the test of time - paying particular attention to those based in Europe. How well do you know these defunct carriers? Let us know what score you get!