Airline News

United To Change Scheduling To Reduce Delays

August 28, 2015

United To Change Scheduling To Reduce Delays

United Airlines will change the way it schedules flights and use new technology to tackle the delays and cancellations that have hurt its competitiveness.


Final MH17 Crash Report Due In October

August 27, 2015

Final MH17 Crash Report Due In October

The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year will be published on October 13, the Dutch Safety Board said.


Air China H1 Net Profit Surges

August 27, 2015

Air China H1 Net Profit Surges

Air China reported a surge in first-half earnings on lower oil prices and robust outbound demand for leisure travel.


PAL Considering Boeing, Airbus Orders

August 27, 2015

PAL Considering Boeing, Airbus Orders

Airbus and Boeing are competing for contracts to supply Philippine Airlines with eight wide-body, twin-engine aircraft, PAL's president said.


Airlines Fail In Damages Claims Over Strike

August 26, 2015

Airlines Fail In Damages Claims Over Strike

Several airlines have failed in a bid to claim million of euros in damages from German air traffic controllers' union GdF for a strike at Stuttgart airport in 2009 and for planned strikes in 2011.



Air New Zealand Reports Strong Profit Increase

August 26, 2015

Air New Zealand Reports Strong Profit Increase

Air New Zealand forecast strong earnings growth in the current year as it posted record annual net profit thanks to more passengers and lower fuel prices.


Typhoon Hits Japan, Some Flights Cancelled

August 25, 2015

Typhoon Hits Japan, Some Flights Cancelled

Japanese authorities advised 280,000 people to evacuate their homes as a typhoon hit southern Kyushu island and western Japan on Tuesday, bringing torrential rains and winds gusting over 110 miles an hour (180 kph).


Nigeria Contemplates New National Airline

August 25, 2015

Nigeria Contemplates New National Airline

Nigeria is setting up a committee to consult with local and international partners on establishing a national airline, the ministry of aviation said.


Irish Court Grounds Congolese Plane Over Debt Row

August 24, 2015

An Irish court has grounded a plane owned by Democratic Republic of Congo's new national airline after plaintiffs sought its seizure to recuperate an outstanding debt from the government.


Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

August 21, 2015

Australia Clears Qantas, China Eastern Alliance

The Australian regulator, the ACCC, reversed an earlier decision and cleared a code-sharing deal between Qantas Airways and China Eastern Airlines after the carriers agreed to increase flights between their countries by a fifth.


India Hires Turnaround Expert To Fix Air India

August 21, 2015

India Hires Turnaround Expert To Fix Air India

India is betting on a former railway bureaucrat who styles himself as "Mr Turnaround" to fix the financial troubles of debt-burdened national carrier Air India, which last made a profit in 2007.


Qantas Swings To Full-Year Profit

August 20, 2015

Qantas Swings To Full-Year Profit

Qantas Airways posted a return to profit with underlying full-year profit of AUD$975 million (USD$716.4 million) after last year's record AUD$2.8 billion loss.


Ethiopian Expansion On Course As Profit Jumps

August 20, 2015

Ethiopian Expansion On Course As Profit Jumps

Ethiopian Airlines is powering ahead with a plan to expand its fleet and route network after exceeding its profit target for the year 2014/15.


Jeju Air Seeks Preliminary Approval For IPO

August 20, 2015

South Korea's largest low-cost carrier Jeju Air has sought preliminary approval from the stock exchange for a domestic initial public offering (IPO) planned for this year, as the airline seeks fresh capital to fuel growth.


Singapore Airlines Extends F1 Race Sponsorship

August 20, 2015

Singapore Airlines Extends F1 Race Sponsorship

Singapore Airlines has extended its title sponsorship of the country's Formula One grand prix motor race for two more years to 2017.