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The evolution of airline logos

An airline’s logo forms an integral part of its overall identity, with some even achieving iconic status. Key.Aero examines the development of some of the biggest names in the business

Airlines to burn through $300,000 per minute in 2020, says IATA

The global industry body warned that the airline sector will burn through billions in cash in the second half of this year, despite a restart in operations

Airline alliances you've never heard of

With the three main partnerships accounting for just over half of the global annual passenger traffic, it’s easy to forget that other options exist. Key Aero examines the lesser-known alliances that live in the shadow of ‘the big three’

The world’s strangest airline slogans

From cheesy catchphrases to word combinations that just don’t make sense, there’s been a lot of very odd airline slogans over the years. Here are some notable examples…

Ten of the coolest retrojet airline liveries

A blast from the past – historical paint schemes are very popular amongst aviation enthusiasts. Here are ten great examples you might have missed

Quiz: How well do you know your airlines?

Back by popular demand, can you identify these airlines based upon small cropped portions of their liveries? Let us know what score you got and share with your friends to see who's the real #avgeek!

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How many commercial aircraft are in storage?

In part three of our special Global Airline Report, we examine the statistics of storage and break down its various processes to find out which types are the idlest

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How many airlines did we gain and lose in 2019?

In part two of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero analyses data to find out how many airlines started up and how many failed in 2019.

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How many commercial aircraft are there in the world?

In part one of our special Global Airline Report, Key.Aero breaks down the global fleet data to find out which types are the most popular – and who’s using them

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There are 28 "Brace for Impact" Positions

The safety cards on board most aircraft only usually depict a couple of brace positions, but did you know there are actually 28 variants?