Airline News

WestJet To Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

April 20, 2017

WestJet To Launch Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

Canada’s WestJet said it will launch an ‘ultra-low-cost carrier’ later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.


Airbus Delivers First A321neo To Virgin America

April 20, 2017

Airbus Delivers First A321neo To Virgin America

Airbus delivered the first A321neo to Virgin America on Thursday at a handover ceremony in Hamburg.


Hawaiian’s First Quarter Net Profit Dips

April 20, 2017

Hawaiian’s First Quarter Net Profit Dips

Hawaiian Airlines released its first quarter financial results on Thursday showing net income down 28 percent as fuel and staff costs increased.


Norwegian Adds Singapore Flight As Competition Increases

April 20, 2017

Norwegian Adds Singapore Flight As Competition Increases

Low cost carrier Norwegian will launch a new route from London’s Gatwick Airport to Singapore in September, as it ramps up competition on flights from the UK.


Emirates To Reduce US Flight Frequencies

April 19, 2017

Emirates To Reduce US Flight Frequencies

Emirates will reduce flight frequencies to several US destinations as demand drops following travel restrictions introduced by the Trump government.



Lufthansa, United Establish Cargo JV

April 19, 2017

Lufthansa, United Establish Cargo JV

Lufthansa Cargo and United Airlines have signed a joint venture agreement to cooperate on cargo routes between Europe and the United States.


Aegean Grows Passenger Traffic In Q1

April 19, 2017

Aegean Grows Passenger Traffic In Q1

Greece's Aegean Airlines reported a rise in first quarter traffic as international flights saw a 17 percent rise in passenger numbers.


United Q1 Net Income Down 70 Percent

April 18, 2017

United Q1 Net Income Down 70 Percent

United Airlines reported net income for the first quarter of USD$96 million and said it needs to do a better job serving its customers.


Malaysia Airlines To Get Enhanced Flight Tracking

April 18, 2017

Malaysia Airlines To Get Enhanced Flight Tracking

Malaysia Airlines will be the first airline customer to get access to global flight tracking data from an enhanced system developed by SITAONAIR and Aireon.


Silk Way Orders 10 737 MAX 8s

April 14, 2017

Silk Way Orders 10 737 MAX 8s

Azerbaijan's Silk Way Airlines has ordered 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in a deal worth USD$1.1 billion at current list prices.


Alitalia Staff To Vote On Union Deal

April 14, 2017

Alitalia Staff To Vote On Union Deal

Alitalia and its unions have reached agreement in mediated talks that, if approved, should allow the airline’s owners to invest more money in the struggling flag carrier.


Horizon, Pilot Union Agree Tentative Deal

April 14, 2017

Horizon, Pilot Union Agree Tentative Deal

Horizon Air and the union representing the airline’s 620 pilots have reached a tentative agreement on their new contract.


Iran Air Orders 20 ATR 72-600s

April 13, 2017

Iran Air Orders 20 ATR 72-600s

Iran Air and ATR have signed an agreement for the purchase of 20 ATR 72-600s in a deal worth USD$536 million at list prices.


Air France, Singapore Air Add Codeshares

April 13, 2017

Air France, Singapore Air Add Codeshares

Air France-KLM and Singapore Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to codeshare on each others flights from April 27.


WestJet Breaks Passenger Numbers Record

April 13, 2017

WestJet Breaks Passenger Numbers Record

WestJet released its traffic figures for March and the first quarter of 2017 on Thursday showing record passenger numbers in Q1.