Airline News

EasyGroup Calls For Removal Of Fastjet Chairman

May 27, 2016

EasyGroup Calls For Removal Of Fastjet Chairman

African budget airline Fastjet's second-largest shareholder, easyGroup, asked the company to call for a general meeting seeking the removal of Chairman Colin Child.


Jet Airways Reports First Profit Since 2007

May 26, 2016

Jet Airways Reports First Profit Since 2007

Jet Airways has reported its first annual profit since 2007, a year ahead of schedule under its 2014 turnaround plan.


Aegean Q1 Loss Widens, Sales Rise

May 26, 2016

Aegean Airlines widened its loss in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier as sales grew 7.0 percent.


Security Delays Cause 70,000 American Air Missed Flights

May 26, 2016

Security Delays Cause 70,000 American Air Missed Flights

Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive told a US congressional subcommittee.


Three Pieces Of Possible MH370 Debris To Be Examined

May 26, 2016

Three Pieces Of Possible MH370 Debris To Be Examined

Three new pieces of debris thought to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been found washed up on Indian Ocean beaches and will be examined in Australia, the transport minister.



French Vessel To Join EgyptAir MS804 Search

May 26, 2016

French Vessel To Join EgyptAir MS804 Search

French marine wreckage specialists ALSEAMAR will join the hunt for the data recorders from EgyptAir flight MS804, the head of Egypt's air accident investigations said.


No Sign Of EgyptAir Technical Problems Before Takeoff

May 24, 2016

No Sign Of EgyptAir Technical Problems Before Takeoff

The EgyptAir jet that disappeared last week did not show technical problems before taking off from Paris, people within the Egyptian investigation committee said.


China To Encourage Airlines To Go International

May 24, 2016

China To Encourage Airlines To Go International

China will further expand air rights and improve the way it allocates international routes to domestic airlines as it tries to encourage them to participate in the international market.


CityJet Takes Delivery Of Sukhoi Superjet

May 24, 2016

CityJet Takes Delivery Of Sukhoi Superjet

CityJet has become the first western European airline to take delivery of a Sukhoi Superjet 100, pitched to compete internationally with planes made by Embraer and Bombardier.


EgyptAir Remains Point To Explosion - Forensics

May 24, 2016

EgyptAir Remains Point To Explosion - Forensics

Human remains retrieved from the crashed EgyptAir flight suggest that there was an explosion on board the plane, although no traces of explosives have been detected, an Egyptian forensics official said.


Norwegian Air Seeking To Add More 787s

May 24, 2016

Norwegian Air Seeking To Add More 787s

Norwegian Air will continue to seek more Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft for its long-haul fleet after signing a deal with CIT Aerospace to lease two aircraft from 2018.


VietJet To Buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX

May 23, 2016

VietJet To Buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX

VietJet has agreed a firm order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft worth USD$11.3 billion at list prices, making it one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing low-cost carriers.


Turkish Air Plane Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

May 23, 2016

Turkish Air Plane Evacuated After Bomb Hoax

A Turkish Airlines aircraft at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was evacuated and searched after a note threatening a bomb attack was found on board on Monday, although it later turned out to be a hoax.


Ryanair's Full Year Profits Up 43 Percent

May 23, 2016

Ryanair's Full Year Profits Up 43 Percent

Ryanair reported a 43 percent increase in net profits to EUR€1.24 billion (USD$1.39 billion) in the year ended March 31.


EgyptAir Jet Sent Smoke-Alarm Warnings Before Crash

May 22, 2016

EgyptAir Jet Sent Smoke-Alarm Warnings Before Crash

The EgyptAir jet which crashed in the Mediterranean on Thursday sent a series of warnings indicating that smoke had been detected on board, shortly before it disappeared off radar screens.