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.
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.
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.
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.
With a background in aerospace engineering, Ayush has a data driven approach to his work and provides distinctive insight and analysis on a variety of topics. His strong relationship with Air India and growing expertise in all aspects of commercial aviation makes him a key journalist on the team. Based in Chicago, United States.
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.
Karol’s extensive background in economics and finance enables him to provide deep dives into the business side of aviation. Previously published in industry leading publications including Airways Magazine and Airliner World, Karol’s close relationship with LOT Polish and profound understanding of the economic drivers behind airline businesses adds distinctive gravity to his work. Based in Warsaw, Poland and Milan, Italy.
A graduate in English and Spanish with a background in journalism, Laura has a passion for the environment and the future sustainability of aviation. Her dedication to women’s issues and low carbon technology brings a unique flavor to her work, with publications including the Los Angeles Times keen to cite her research. Based in the UK.
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.
With four years of writing experience behind her and a background in scientific studies, PhD. educated Lindy has been published in a number of academic journals. Widely traveled, Lindy’s keen interest in sustainability gives her a unique viewpoint from which to report aviation-related matters. Based in Goa, India
Since joining Simple Flying, Haneesa has put her joint obsessions of travel and writing to good use, building on her three years of professional experience including working for the South China Morning Post. She is particularly interested in the intersection of aviation with other social issues, including its impact on the tourism industry. Based in Singapore.
Syd 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, Syd is enthusiastic about new aircraft types and is an integral part of the Simple Flying team. Based in New Delhi, India.
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.