Airline News

No Survivors In Pakistan Plane Crash

December 7, 2016

No Survivors In Pakistan Plane Crash

All 48 people onboard a Pakistan International Airlines plane were killed when it crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday.


Lufthansa Appoints Eurowings Chief

December 7, 2016

Lufthansa Appoints Eurowings Chief

Thorsten Dirks has been appointed to Lufthansa’s supervisory board, responsible for the development and expansion of low-cost subsidiary Eurowings.


Passenger Traffic Demand Up 5.8 Pct In October - IATA

December 7, 2016

Passenger Traffic Demand Up 5.8 Pct In October - IATA

Global passenger traffic demand in October rose 5.8 percent, a slight slowing of growth from September, IATA said.


Alaska Air Gets Approval For Virgin Deal

December 6, 2016

Alaska Air Gets Approval For Virgin Deal

The US Department of Justice has approved Alaska Air’s takeover of Virgin America, subject to some changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines.


Bolivia Detains LaMia CEO After Colombia Crash

December 6, 2016

Bolivia has detained the chief executive of the LaMia airline whose plane crashed last week in Columbia killing 71 people.



Avianca Applies for Argentina License

December 6, 2016

Avianca Applies for Argentina License

Avianca has applied for approval to fly domestic and international routes in Argentina under its Avian Líneas Aéreas subsidiary.


United Mechanics Ratify New Contract

December 5, 2016

United Mechanics Ratify New Contract

Mechanics at United Airlines have ratified a joint collective bargaining agreement, a move which puts in place one of the last pieces in the integration of United and Continental Airlines.


Etihad Approves TUI Joint Venture Airline

December 5, 2016

Etihad Approves TUI Joint Venture Airline

The Etihad Group board has approved plans to create a new leisure airline with European travel company TUI.


Hawaiian Air Adds To Airbus Fleet

December 5, 2016

Hawaiian Air Adds To Airbus Fleet

Hawaiian Airlines is continuing its fleet renewal with the addition of an Airbus A330-200 and two A321neos.


DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

December 2, 2016

DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air's application for a foreign carrier permit, allowing it to launch flights from the US to EU countries.


United To Pay USD$2.4 Million To Settle SEC Case

December 2, 2016

United To Pay USD$2.4 Million To Settle SEC Case

The parent company of United Airlines will pay USD$2.4 million to settle charges it restarted a loss-making route so that a public official could get more convenient flights.


Eurowings, Union Agree Cabin Crew Pay Deal

December 2, 2016

Eurowings, Union Agree Cabin Crew Pay Deal

Eurowings and the cabin crew union Verdi have agreed terms of a pay increase for 460 flight attendants at the German airline.


Frankfurt Airport’s Airline Fees To Rise

December 2, 2016

Frankfurt Airport’s Airline Fees To Rise

Frankfurt Airport will be permitted to increase fees to airlines after operator Fraport’s proposal was approved by the German state of Hesse.


Delta Pilots Approve New Contract

December 1, 2016

Delta Pilots Approve New Contract

Pilots at Delta Air Lines have ratified a new contract that will give a 30 percent pay increase over three years.


American Airlines To Drop Some Cuba Flights

December 1, 2016

American Airlines To Drop Some Cuba Flights

American Airlines will reduce the number of flights it offers between the US and Cuba next year as demand disappoints.