Airline News

American Flight Diverted After Cabin Smoke Report

February 11, 2016

American Flight Diverted After Cabin Smoke Report

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Los Angeles after smoke was reported in the cabin, local media reported.


Norwegian Air Swings To Q4 Operating Profit

February 11, 2016

Norwegian Air Swings To Q4 Operating Profit

Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a fourth-quarter profit and kept its outlook for growth in capacity this year, while costs were seen lower.


JetBlue Sets Up Venture Capital Unit

February 11, 2016

JetBlue Sets Up Venture Capital Unit

JetBlue Airways has launched a venture capital unit that will invest in technology startups in the travel and hospitality industry.


Virgin Australia Swings To H1 Net Profit

February 10, 2016

Virgin Australia Swings To H1 Net Profit

Virgin Australia swung to a half-year profit as it cut costs and attracted more higher-spending corporate passengers, and forecast a return to profitability for the full year.


EU Seeks Curbs On Airline Subsidies

February 9, 2016

EU Seeks Curbs On Airline Subsidies

The European Union is seeking tough limits on public subsidies to airlines and the option of revoking their traffic rights as part of new commercial aviation agreements it wants to negotiate with several countries including Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.



Gol Suspends Venezuela Service On Currency Dispute

February 9, 2016

Gol Suspends Venezuela Service On Currency Dispute

Brazilian airline Gol has suspended operations to Venezuela's capital Caracas until it can settle a dispute over the transfer of money out of the country.


BA To Go Head To Head With Ryanair At Stansted

February 9, 2016

BA To Go Head To Head With Ryanair At Stansted

British Airways will begin flying from Stansted Airport, establishing a presence at London's No.3 airport for the first time and bringing it into direct competition with budget carrier Ryanair on leisure routes.


Spirit Airlines Profit Up 33 Percent

February 9, 2016

Spirit Airlines Profit Up 33 Percent

Low-cost US carrier Spirit Airlines reported stronger quarterly revenue and profit, helped by lower fuel costs and an increase in flights.


LATAM Air Says No Brazil Sales Impact Yet From Zika

February 8, 2016

LATAM Air Says No Brazil Sales Impact Yet From Zika

Concerns over the Zika virus have not affected ticket sales at LATAM Airlines' TAM Brazilian unit, the regional carrier said.


Somalia Plane Bomber Meant To Be On Turkish Flight

February 8, 2016

A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said.


Portugal, Investors To Share Control Of TAP

February 8, 2016

Portugal, Investors To Share Control Of TAP

The new Portuguese government and a private consortium that bought a 61 percent stake in flag carrier TAP last year have agreed in principle to give the state a larger stake and share control of the airline, leaving it under private management.


Air Berlin Managers, Pilots Agree Pay Cuts

February 7, 2016

Air Berlin Managers, Pilots Agree Pay Cuts

Managers and pilots at Air Berlin have agreed to pay cuts as the German airline tries to reduce costs.


Jet Airways Posts Record Quarterly Net Profit

February 7, 2016

Jet Airways Posts Record Quarterly Net Profit

Jet Airways' December quarter net profit rose more than seven times, with sharply lower fuel costs helping the carrier post a third consecutive quarterly gain following a series of losses.


Somali Plane Bomb, Meant To Kill All On Board

February 7, 2016

The blast that blew a hole in the fuselage of the Daallo Airlines plane was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said.


TNT To Sell Airlines After FedEx Acquisition

February 5, 2016

TNT To Sell Airlines After FedEx Acquisition

TNT Express will sell its airline operations to ASL Aviation to comply with European Union rules if the Dutch logistics company's sale to rival FedEx goes ahead.