Airline News

IAG Boosts Profit Despite Currency Weakness

February 24, 2017

IAG Boosts Profit Despite Currency Weakness

IAG, the parent of British Airways and Iberia, released its results for 2016, showing a 29 percent rise in net profit to EUR€1.95 billion (USD$2.06 billion).


British Airways Cabin Crew Call Another Strike

February 24, 2017

British Airways Cabin Crew Call Another Strike

The union representing ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew at British Airways have called a further round of strikes for March.


Kenya-US Flights Closer After Security Clearance

February 23, 2017

Kenya-US Flights Closer After Security Clearance

The launch of direct flights between Kenya and the US is one step closer after Nairobi’s main airport received approval from the FAA for Category One status.


FlyBe Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse

February 23, 2017

FlyBe Plane Evacuated After Landing Gear Collapse

A Flybe plane with 59 passengers onboard suffered a landing gear collapse at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Thursday and veered off the runway.


Qantas First-Half Net Profit Falls 25 Pct

February 23, 2017

Qantas First-Half Net Profit Falls 25 Pct

Australia's Qantas Airways posted its first half results on Friday, showing a net profit fall of 25 percent to AUD$515 million (USD$396.7 million).



Air New Zealand H1 Net Profit Down 24 Pct

February 23, 2017

Air New Zealand H1 Net Profit Down 24 Pct

Air New Zealand posted a 24 percent drop in first half net profit to NZD$256 million (USD$184.4 million), as competitors introduced “unprecedented competitive capacity” into the market.


AirAsia X Fourth Quarter Profit Drops 80 Pct

February 22, 2017

AirAsia X Fourth Quarter Profit Drops 80 Pct

Malaysia’s AirAsia X reported an 80 percent drop in fourth quarter net profit as foreign exchange losses hit the bottom line.


Alitalia Cancels Many Thursday Flights

February 21, 2017

Alitalia Cancels Many Thursday Flights

Alitalia has cancelled 60 percent of its flights on Thursday, February 23 as several of its unions called a 24 hour strike.


Air France Pilots Vote For Low-Cost Boost Unit

February 20, 2017

Air France Pilots Vote For Low-Cost Boost Unit

Pilots at Air France have voted to accept in principle the creation of a new low-cost subsidiary at the airline, the SNPL union said.


Air Canada Reports Full Year Profit Boost

February 17, 2017

Air Canada Reports Full Year Profit Boost

Air Canada released its 2016 full year results on Friday, showing net income of CAD$876 million (USD$669 million), up from 2015’s CAD$308 million.


Juneyao Airlines Orders Five Boeing 787s

February 17, 2017

Juneyao Airlines Orders Five Boeing 787s

Juneyao Airlines has agreed an order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about USD$1.32 billion at list prices.


Air France-KLM Net Profit Jumps

February 16, 2017

Air France-KLM Net Profit Jumps

Air France-KLM reported a big increase in full year net profit to EUR€792 million (USD$845 million), up from €118 million in 2015.


Lufthansa, Pilots Agree Pay Deal

February 15, 2017

Lufthansa, Pilots Agree Pay Deal

Lufthansa and pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed to accept the recommendation of a mediator to end a long-running dispute over pay.


US Airlines Improve On-time and Cancellation Rates

February 14, 2017

US Airlines Improve On-time and Cancellation Rates

The US Department of Transportation has released its air travel report for 2016, showing the lowest rate of flight cancellations in 22 years.


Widerøe First To Fly The Embraer E190-E2

February 14, 2017

Widerøe First To Fly The Embraer E190-E2

Norwegian regional carrier Widerøe will be the first airline to receive the Embraer E190-E2 aircraft, scheduled for entry into service in the first half of 2018.