Airline News

British Airways Scraps Free Snacks On Short Flights

September 29, 2016

British Airways Scraps Free Snacks On Short Flights

British Airways said it will drop free food and snacks in short-haul economy from January 2017.


Bombardier, Jazz Extend Parts Agreement

September 29, 2016

Bombardier, Jazz Extend Parts Agreement

Bombardier and Jazz Aviation have extended an agreement for component support on the airline’s Q400 aircraft.


MH17 Shot Down By Russian-Made Missile

September 28, 2016

MH17 Shot Down By Russian-Made Missile

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile fired from rebel-held territory, the international investigation has concluded.


BA, Qatar Airways Sign Business Agreement

September 28, 2016

BA, Qatar Airways Sign Business Agreement

British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced a joint business agreement that will allow the airlines to share codes and revenue.


Lufthansa Board Approves Brussels Airlines Takeover

September 28, 2016

Lufthansa Board Approves Brussels Airlines Takeover

Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the full takeover of Brussels Airlines by acquiring the 55 percent of shares it doesn’t own.



Air Rage Incidents On the Increase - IATA

September 28, 2016

Air Rage Incidents On the Increase - IATA

The number of incidents of unruly passengers onboard aircraft is increasing, according to global airlines body IATA.


Asiana Flight Returns To LAX After Smoke Alert

September 27, 2016

Asiana Flight Returns To LAX After Smoke Alert

An Asiana flight from Los Angeles to Seoul returned to LAX on Tuesday after smoke was detected in the cargo hold.


Monarch ‘Operating Normally’ Despite Speculation

September 26, 2016

Monarch ‘Operating Normally’ Despite Speculation

UK airline Monarch has denied speculation it is in trouble and said it was operating normally.


TUIfly Denies Plans For easyJet Link Up

September 26, 2016

TUIfly Denies Plans For easyJet Link Up

German airline TUIfly has denied reports that it may link up with UK airline easyJet.


Oman Air Drops 'Persian Gulf' Maps

September 26, 2016

Oman Air Drops 'Persian Gulf' Maps

National carrier Oman Air has disabled a map display on some of its aircraft that referred to the Persian Gulf, calling them “inaccurate translations”.


Lufthansa Pilots’ Union Rejects Latest Offer

September 23, 2016

Lufthansa Pilots’ Union Rejects Latest Offer

Lufthansa pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit has rejected the airline’s latest offer on pay and pensions.


Samsung Phone Catches Fire On India Flight

September 23, 2016

Samsung Phone Catches Fire On India Flight

A Samsung Note 2 smartphone caught fire in an overhead luggage bin on an IndiGo flight on Friday.


TUI Considering TUIfly Sale To easyJet

September 23, 2016

TUI Considering TUIfly Sale To easyJet

European travel company TUI airline TUIfly could be up for sale soon with Britain’s easyJet a front runner to buy a stake.


Jetstar Flight Diverts After Smoke In Cabin

September 23, 2016

Jetstar Flight Diverts After Smoke In Cabin

An Australian Jetstar flight was forced to divert to Brisbane on Friday after the cabin filled with smoke.


Lufthansa Offers New Deal To Pilots

September 22, 2016

Lufthansa Offers New Deal To Pilots

Lufthansa has made a new offer to its pilots in an effort to resume talks with the Vereinigung Cockpit union which stalled earlier this month.