Airline News

LATAM Airlines Second Quarter Loss Deepens

August 17, 2017

LATAM Airlines Second Quarter Loss Deepens

LATAM Airlines Group dropped deeper into the red in its second quarter, as foreign exchange losses hit the bottom line.


Cathay Pacific First-Half Loss Rockets

August 16, 2017

Cathay Pacific First-Half Loss Rockets

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways reported an increased first half loss of 681 percent, blaming intense competition and higher fuel costs.


US Holiday Air Travel To Increase 5 Percent

August 16, 2017

US Holiday Air Travel To Increase 5 Percent

Airline lobby group Airlines for America projects a 5 percent increase in passenger numbers over the US Labor Day holiday.


airberlin Applies For Bankruptcy Protection

August 15, 2017

airberlin Applies For Bankruptcy Protection

Germany’s second largest airline airberlin has started insolvency proceedings “under self-administration” to allow it to restructure under bankruptcy protection.


Emirates’ 2016 Dubai Crash Update Released

August 7, 2017

Emirates’ 2016 Dubai Crash Update Released

An interim report on the crash of an Emirates Boeing 777 in Dubai last year has been released on the first anniversary of the accident.



British Airways Cabin Crew To Extend Strike Again

August 3, 2017

British Airways Cabin Crew To Extend Strike Again

British Airways cabin crew working under ‘mixed fleet’ employment terms have announced a two week extension to their current strike.


June Passenger Traffic Shows Strong Growth - IATA

August 3, 2017

June Passenger Traffic Shows Strong Growth - IATA

Global passenger traffic demand rose 7.8 percent in June, with all regions reporting growth, IATA said in its monthly update.


WestJet Net Profit Up By A Third

August 1, 2017

WestJet Net Profit Up By A Third

Canada's WestJet Airlines announced a 32 percent increase in second quarter net earnings to CAD$48.4 million (USD$38.6 million), on increased passenger numbers and revenue.


Air Canada Reports Strong Second Quarter Profit

August 1, 2017

Air Canada Reports Strong Second Quarter Profit

Air Canada reported a 61 percent boost in net income for its second quarter as it flew more passengers, and operating revenue rose by 13 percent.


Air Astana Leases Embraer E190-E2s

August 1, 2017

Air Astana Leases Embraer E190-E2s

Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana will add to its fleet of Embraer aircraft with the lease of five new E190-E2s from AerCap.


IndiGo Reports Record Quarterly Profit

July 31, 2017

IndiGo Reports Record Quarterly Profit

Low cost Indian carrier IndiGo reported an INR8.11 billion rupee (USD$126 million) net profit for its first quarter, a 37 percent increase and its highest ever quarterly profit.


Etihad Impairments Push It To Huge Loss

July 27, 2017

Etihad Impairments Push It To Huge Loss

Etihad Airways announced a loss of USD$1.87 billion for 2016 as impairment charges on aircraft and financial exposure to equity partners contributed to the loss.


Singapore Air Q1 Profit Improves On Higher Revenue

July 27, 2017

Singapore Air Q1 Profit Improves On Higher Revenue

Singapore Airlines reported a higher operating profit for its first quarter, as group revenue rose 5.6 percent.


Alaska Air Q2 Profit Up 13.8 Percent

July 26, 2017

Alaska Air Q2 Profit Up 13.8 Percent

Alaska Air Group reported a second quarter net profit of USD$296 million, a 13.8 percent increase from the previous year.


Hawaiian Air Second Quarter Profit Steady

July 26, 2017

Hawaiian Air Second Quarter Profit Steady

Hawaiian Airlines posted a slightly improved net profit of USD$80.4 million for its second quarter, up just over 1 percent on the previous year.