Airline News

Wing Part Found In Tanzania ‘Highly Likely’ From MH370

July 29, 2016

Wing Part Found In Tanzania ‘Highly Likely’ From MH370

An aircraft wing part found in Tanzania is "highly likely" to be part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an Australian government minister said on Friday.


Allegiant Air Orders 12 Airbus A320ceos

July 29, 2016

Allegiant Air Orders 12 Airbus A320ceos

Allegiant Air has signed a purchase agreement for 12 Airbus A320ceo aircraft.


IAG Trims Growth Plans Further After Brexit Vote

July 29, 2016

IAG Trims Growth Plans Further After Brexit Vote

IAG has further trimmed growth plans for 2016 and given a cautious outlook for annual earnings due to weaker trading and the slump in sterling after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.


Air Canada Reports 37 Percent Drop In Profit

July 29, 2016

Air Canada Reports 37 Percent Drop In Profit

Air Canada, the country's largest airline, reported a 37.2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by higher costs.


Airlines Flying To Sardinia Granted Illegal State Aid - EU

July 29, 2016

Airlines Flying To Sardinia Granted Illegal State Aid - EU

The European Commission has found that support granted by Italy's Sardinia region to selected airlines was an unfair advantage, ordering that the money be recovered.



Cebu Pacific Orders Two Airbus A330-300s

July 29, 2016

Cebu Pacific Orders Two Airbus A330-300s

Cebu Pacific has placed a firm order for two Airbus A330-300s to add to an existing fleet of six A330s.


JetBlue To Be First US Airline To Cuba

July 28, 2016

JetBlue To Be First US Airline To Cuba

JetBlue will launch scheduled commercial flights from the United States to Cuba on August 31, ahead of competitors that have also announced departure dates.


Flight Simulator In MH370 Captain’s Home Plotted Indian Ocean Course

July 28, 2016

Flight Simulator In MH370 Captain’s Home Plotted Indian Ocean Course

A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Australian agency in charge of the search said.


Virgin Australia Full-Year Loss Widens On Charges

July 28, 2016

Virgin Australia Full-Year Loss Widens On Charges

Virgin Australia’s full-year net loss has more than doubled from a year ago, hurt by one-off costs of a restructure to cut capacity amid stiff competition.


Air France Cabin Crew Start Week-Long Strike

July 27, 2016

Air France Cabin Crew Start Week-Long Strike

A week-long strike by cabin crew at Air France has caused the cancellation of around 13 percent of the carrier’s flights planned for Wednesday.


Malaysia Air Orders 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

July 27, 2016

Malaysia Air Orders 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s

Malaysia Airlines has ordered 25 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, and purchase rights for another 25, in a deal worth up to USD$5.5 billion at list prices.


Xiamen Airlines To Buy Six Boeing 787s

July 27, 2016

Xiamen Airlines To Buy Six Boeing 787s

China Southern Airlines subsidiary, Xiamen Airlines, has signed an agreement to buy six Boeing 787-9s worth USD$1.4 billion at list prices.


Air Europa Pilots Call Off Strike

July 27, 2016

Air Europa Pilots Call Off Strike

Pilots at Air Europa will call off a strike originally planned for July 30 to August 2, a spokeswoman for the pilots' union Sepla said.


EU To Seek Arbitration Over Norwegian Air - Report

July 26, 2016

EU To Seek Arbitration Over Norwegian Air - Report

The European Commission will launch an arbitration procedure to resolve a dispute between Norwegian Air Shuttle and US regulators over the budget carrier's wish to fly to the United States from Ireland, according to a media report.


Brazilian President Vetoes Airline Ownership Changes

July 26, 2016

Brazilian President Vetoes Airline Ownership Changes

Brazilian interim President Michel Temer vetoed a provision of a bill allowing foreign investors to own up to 100 percent of Brazilian airlines, according to a note published in Brazil's official government newspaper.