Airline News

Kenya Airways May Need USD$600 Mln Bailout

August 4, 2015

Kenya Airways May Need USD$600 Mln Bailout

Kenya Airways, which reported a record loss in its year ended March, may require a USD$500 million - USD$600 million bailout, the Kenyan finance minister said.


Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

August 4, 2015

Major US Airlines End Trophy Hunter Shipments

Three US airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe last month.


New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

August 3, 2015

New US Airline Group Backs Gulf Open Skies

A challenge by US airlines that accuses three Gulf carriers of distorting competition via government subsidies has taken another turn with the formation of a US airline group that backs the Gulf-carriers' cause.


Barnacles On Debris Could Provide Clues

August 3, 2015

Barnacles On Debris Could Provide Clues

Barnacles on the piece of aircraft debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.


Malaysia Says Debris Is Part Of A Boeing 777

August 3, 2015

Malaysia Says Debris Is Part Of A Boeing 777

Malaysia said the aircraft debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.



Iran Plans To Buy 80-90 Aircraft A Year

August 3, 2015

Iran Plans To Buy 80-90 Aircraft A Year

Iran plans to buy up to 90 planes each year from Boeing and Airbus to update its antiquated fleet once Western sanctions are lifted, state news agency IRNA quoted a senior aviation official as saying.


Citilink Plane Skids Off Runway, Three Injured

August 3, 2015

Citilink Plane Skids Off Runway, Three Injured

A Citilink plane skidded off a runway in western Indonesia on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing the airport to close.


IAG To Order Up To 33 New Airbus Jets

July 31, 2015

IAG To Order Up To 33 New Airbus Jets

IAG is planning to place firm orders for up to 33 Airbus jets, converting existing options it has on A320, A330 and A350 aircraft.


IAG's Focus On Costs As Competition Intensifies

July 31, 2015

IAG's Focus On Costs As Competition Intensifies

IAG reported a 40 percent rise in second-quarter operating profits to EUR€530 million.


EU To Investigate Airport Aid For Wizz Air

July 31, 2015

EU To Investigate Airport Aid For Wizz Air

EU regulators will investigate whether low-cost airline Wizz Air benefited unfairly from marketing fees and low charges at two Romanian airports following complaints.


Plane Debris Points To MH370 Breakthrough

July 31, 2015

Plane Debris Points To MH370 Breakthrough

Aircraft debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing flight MH370.


Three Injured In American Airlines Evacuation

July 30, 2015

Three Injured In American Airlines Evacuation

Three people were injured when an American Airlines flight at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport was evacuated before takeoff because of smoke in the cabin.


Virgin America Net Profit Jumps 76 Percent

July 30, 2015

Virgin America Net Profit Jumps 76 Percent

Virgin America reported a 76 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher US travel and lower fuel costs.


Kenya Air Says Tourism Slump May Have Bottomed Out

July 30, 2015

Kenya Air Says Tourism Slump May Have Bottomed Out

Kenya Airways sank deeper into the red in the year to March, but chief executive Mbuvi Ngunze said the tourism slump that sparked the losses may have bottomed out.


Singapore Airlines Q1 Profit Improves

July 29, 2015

Singapore Airlines Q1 Profit Improves

Singapore Airlines reported a stronger first-quarter profit, on lower fuel costs and the sale of seven Airbus A350 production slots