Airline News

Delta, Korean Air To Establish Pacific JV

March 29, 2017

Delta, Korean Air To Establish Pacific JV

Delta Air Lines and Korean Air have signed a memorandum of understanding for an integrated trans-Pacific joint venture.


Peruvian Airliner Catches Fire On Landing

March 29, 2017

Peruvian Airliner Catches Fire On Landing

A Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 caught fire on Tuesday afternoon as it was landing at Jauja in central Peru, no serious injuries were reported.


American Airlines To Buy China Southern Stake

March 28, 2017

American Airlines To Buy China Southern Stake

American Airlines has agreed to buy a small stake in China Southern Airlines for USD$200 million in a move to improve connections between two of the world’s largest aviation markets.


Virgin Atlantic Pre-Tax Profit Edges Up

March 28, 2017

Virgin Atlantic Pre-Tax Profit Edges Up

Virgin Atlantic posted a profit before tax and exceptional items of GBP£23 million (USD$28.5 million) for 2016, a 2.2 percent increase on the previous year.


Lufthansa, Cathay Sign Code-share Deal

March 27, 2017

Lufthansa, Cathay Sign Code-share Deal

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Group airlines have signed an agreement on code-sharing and frequent flyer cooperation.



US Passenger Numbers Reach New Record

March 27, 2017

US Passenger Numbers Reach New Record

The US Department of Transportation reported record passenger numbers as domestic and international carriers flew 3.5 percent more people in 2016.


Hawaiian Air Pilots Ratify Contract

March 24, 2017

Hawaiian Air Pilots Ratify Contract

Hawaiian Airlines pilots have ratified a new contract due to take effect from April 1, the ALPA union said.


Virgin America Brand Goes But Vibe To Stay

March 23, 2017

Virgin America Brand Goes But Vibe To Stay

Alaska Air Group will drop the Virgin America brand in 2019 and rebadge the airline they took over in 2016 as Alaska Airlines.


Aegean Reports 2016 Profit Down 53 Percent

March 23, 2017

Aegean Reports 2016 Profit Down 53 Percent

Greek airline Aegean announced its 2016 results on Thursday, showing a 53 percent drop in net earnings, on weak demand partially due to higher tax.


US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

March 21, 2017

US, UK Limit Electronic Devices On Some Flights

The US and UK have issued directives to stop passengers from taking personal electronic devices in carry-on bags on flights from some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.


FAA Forecasts Sustained Growth

March 22, 2017

FAA Forecasts Sustained Growth

The US FAA predicted sustained and continued growth in its Aerospace Forecast Report for 2017 to 2037 as the US airline industry marked its seventh consecutive year of profitability.


South Sudan Plane Crashes, Several Injured

March 20, 2017

A South Sudanese plane with 44 passengers and five crew onboard crashed and burst into flames after landing at Wau Airport, all survived.


Alitalia To Cut 2,000 Jobs, EUR€1 Billion Costs

March 17, 2017

Alitalia To Cut 2,000 Jobs, EUR€1 Billion Costs

Alitalia said it will cut staff numbers by about two thousand and reduce costs by EUR€1 billion (USD$1.07 billion) by 2019, after its board approved its latest business plan.


IAG To Launch Low-cost Long-haul Airline

March 17, 2017

IAG To Launch Low-cost Long-haul Airline

IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, will launch a new low-cost carrier in June, with flights from Barcelona to the US and South America.


Eleven Airlines Fined For Cargo Price Fixing

March 17, 2017

Eleven Airlines Fined For Cargo Price Fixing

The European Commission has reimposed fines on eleven airlines for participating in a price-fixing cartel on air freight between 1999 and 2006.