Airline News

China Southern To Raise Capital For Aircraft

June 26, 2017

China Southern To Raise Capital For Aircraft

China Southern Airlines will issue new shares with a value of up to CNY12.7 billion yuan (USD$1.86 billion) to help pay for new aircraft.


British Airways Cabin Crew To Strike From July 1

June 16, 2017

British Airways Cabin Crew To Strike From July 1

British Airways cabin crew working under ‘mixed fleet’ employment terms will strike for sixteen days at the beginning of July in support of a pay dispute.


Kenya Airways Gets Parliament Backing For Debt Guarantee

June 15, 2017

Kenya Airways Gets Parliament Backing For Debt Guarantee

Kenya’s parliament has approved a KES77.5 billion (USD$747 million) loan guarantee for Kenya Airways as the West African airline continues its restructuring efforts.


Qatar Air’s Al Baker Says ‘Business As Usual’

June 14, 2017

Qatar Air’s Al Baker Says ‘Business As Usual’

Qatar Airways said it is operating the majority of its flights to and from its Doha hub and operations are “running smoothly.”


easyJet Receives First Airbus A320neo

June 14, 2017

easyJet Receives First Airbus A320neo

Low cost carrier easyJet has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, from an order of 100.



Allegiant To Lease 13 Additional A320s

June 13, 2017

Allegiant To Lease 13 Additional A320s

Allegiant Travel has agreed lease terms for 13 Airbus A320s from lessor ALAFCO.


Qatar Airways Net Profit Up 21.7 Percent

June 12, 2017

Qatar Airways Net Profit Up 21.7 Percent

Qatar Airways reported a net profit increase of just under 22 percent for the financial year to end March as it continued its rapid expansion.


Boeing Firms Up Iran Aseman 737 MAX Order

June 12, 2017

Boeing Firms Up Iran Aseman 737 MAX Order

Iran Aseman Airlines and Boeing have firmed up an order for 30 737 MAX aircraft in a deal worth over USD$3 billion at list prices.


China Eastern Flight Returns To Sydney With Engine Damage

June 12, 2017

China Eastern Flight Returns To Sydney With Engine Damage

A China Eastern Airlines flight to Shanghai turned back to Sydney late on Sunday after an “abnormal” engine situation.


JetBlue Passenger Numbers, Traffic Up In May

June 12, 2017

JetBlue Passenger Numbers, Traffic Up In May

JetBlue Airways reported an increase in passenger traffic in May of 3.8 percent.


American Airlines Reports Record May Traffic

June 9, 2017

American Airlines Reports Record May Traffic

American Airlines reported higher passenger traffic in May, with international flights leading the way.


TUI, Etihad End Leisure Airline JV Talks

June 8, 2017

TUI, Etihad End Leisure Airline JV Talks

Etihad and TUI Group have ended talks on a joint venture to form a European leisure airline.


Flybe Swings To Full Year Loss

June 8, 2017

Flybe Swings To Full Year Loss

UK-based regional carrier Flybe dropped into the red for its financial year to end March with a GBP£26.7 million (USD$34 million) net loss.


WestJet Passenger Numbers on The Rise

June 8, 2017

WestJet Passenger Numbers on The Rise

WestJet reported its traffic figures for May, showing an 8.2 percent increase in passengers carried.


Cebu Pacific Orders Seven A321ceos, Delays Neos

June 7, 2017

Cebu Pacific Orders Seven A321ceos, Delays Neos

Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific has ordered seven A321ceos from Airbus to meet the low cost airline’s increased capacity needs as it delays delivery of A321neos.