Simple Flying is a one-stop hub for aviation news & insight.
- Simple Flying is the world’s largest aviation news website, and we launched back in June 2018.
- Our goal is to provide a one-stop hub for all the key stories on commercial aviation, sharing the news in a simple, accessible way.
- The publication was founded by British born entrepreneur Arran Rice.
- Simple Flying, as well as being an online publication has a podcast, mobile apps, and a Youtube channel.
Here's what we cover:
Meet our team:
Simple Flying has a fully remote team based all over the world.
Arran has been at the forefront of digital publishing for over a decade. He started his first online publication at the age of 11 and his media properties have collectively achieved over 1.7 billion pageviews. The ambitious entrepreneur has been featured in Virgin, Huffington Post, The Times and more, and the combination of his extensive travels and deep understanding of digital media has combined perfectly to produce the Simple Flying magic. He launched Simple Flying to disrupt the commercial aviation news industry.
Joanna has worked in publishing for more than a decade and is fast becoming a go-to source for commercial aviation analysis. Providing commentary for outlets including the BBC, CNBC, and others, she works closely with IATA, AviaDev and various airlines and suppliers to get the inside track on the global marketplace. Based in the UK.
Sumit comes to Simple Flying with more than eight years’ experience as a professional journalist. Having written for The Independent, Evening Standard, and others, his role here allows him to explore his enthusiasm for aviation and travel. Having built strong relationships with Qatar Airways, United Airlines, Aeroflot, and more, Sumit excels in both aviation history and market analysis. Based in London, UK.
Degree educated in Aerospace Technology, this certified pilot is a passionate specialist in European aviation. Working closely with British Airways, Lufthansa and others, Tom provides commentary on topical issues for outlets including the BBC. Based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Jay’s extensive travels and experience of premium products has given him incredible insight into the wider landscape of commercial aviation. Cited by TIME and Intelligent Aerospace, among others, Jay’s focus on route planning and fleet developments allows him to dig deeper into the stories behind the headlines. Based in Washington DC, United States.
An experienced photographer and video producer, Chris is a journalistic natural. Degree educated with a wealth of traveling history, Chris’ insight into routes, networks, and alliances brings a depth of quality to his work that is hard to beat. His strong relationships with Middle Eastern and Canadian airlines make him an asset to the team. Based in Vancouver, Canada.
A Masters level education and appetite for travel combines to make Andrew an incredible aviation brain with decades of insight behind him. Working closely with airlines including Qantas and Virgin Australia, Andrew’s first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Australian airlines adds exciting depth and color to his work and sees him providing commentary to ABC News and more. Based in Melbourne, Australia.
Emily has had a passion for writing since she was in her teens, graduating with a bachelors in English Literature before going on to specialize in travel journalism. Her appetite to investigate the future of aviation and close relationship with suppliers such as Boeing makes her a powerful asset to the Simple Flying Team. Based in Montpellier, France.
A background in economics and academia gives Jakov the ability to translate complex subjects into easily digestible formats. Published in sources including Economics Today and Ex-Yu Aviation News, Jakov is regularly cited in leading publications including CAPA, TTG Italia, AIRportal.hu and a variety of regional publications, and even at Prime Minister’s Question in Croatian Parliament. His extensive knowledge of the Balkans and close relationship with the industry there brings inimitable vision to our coverage in the region. Based in London, UK.
With almost a decade of experience in the publishing sphere, Justin has built up a deep understanding of the issues facing aviation today. With a keen interest in route development, new aircraft and loyalty, his extensive travels with airlines such as British Airways and Cathay Pacific has given him profound direct comprehension of industry matters. Based in Hong Kong and Darlington, UK.
With a Masters in International Relations, Linnea has combined her love for current affairs with her passion for travel to become a key member of the Simple Flying team. With eight years’ experience in publishing and citations in publications such as CNN, Linnea brings a deep understanding of politics and future aviation tech to her stories. Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Mark is an experienced travel journalist having published work in the industry for more than seven years. His enthusiasm for aviation news and wealth of experience lends itself to some excellent insight, with his work cited in Forbes amongst other publications. Based in Alicante, Spain.
Working in news media for over a decade with outlets including 9News and the Discovery Channel, Nick is an airline marketing specialist with a Masters level education. Working closely with AirAsia, Virgin Australia, Turkish Airlines and others, Nick provides unique insight and analysis on a variety of aviation topics. Based in Sydney, Australia.
Daniel comes to Simple Flying with many years of aviation journalism experience, having worked with Mexican publication A21, Aerotime, El Economista and more. His degree in journalism allows him to form beautifully crafted and insightful pieces. His specialist knowledge of Latin American airlines and close relationship with the likes of Aeromexico, Avianca, Volaris brings depth to our coverage in the region. Based in Mexico City, Mexico.
With many years of publishing experience behind him, British ex-pat Graham has a thirst for travel that shines through in his work. Previously published in Yachting Monthly as well as other travel publications, Graham is fast becoming a key member of the Simple Flying team. Based in Lanzarote, Spain.
Pranjal is an experienced journalist with a strong focus on Indian aviation. His background in political science and economics gives him unique insight into issues surrounding international travel and governmental regulations. As well as this, Pranjal is enthusiastic about new aircraft types and is an integral part of the Simple Flying team. Based in New Delhi, India.
A recent graduate in German, Jake has a passion for air travel on a student-friendly budget that extends beyond the realms of the usual suspects of low-cost-carriers. A keen amateur photographer, he is also currently one flight away from reaching his 100th sector flown as a passenger. Based in Oxfordshire, UK.
With 10 years of experience as a travel writer and aviation analyst, Luke has worked with industry-leaders including Skyscanner, KLM and HotelsCombined throughout his career. As a passionate traveler based across the Middle East and East Asia, Luke offers strong insights into the travel and aviation industry.
Paul is one of the world’s most popular and most loved trip reporters on YouTube. He travels the world non-stop, reviewing airlines in all classes! His videos have been viewed over 40 million times. Based in the UK.