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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.


Airbus Posts 410 Net Orders, Delivers 577

December 6, 2016

Airbus Posts 410 Net Orders, Delivers 577

Airbus received orders for 15 aircraft in November, bringing the 2016 total to 600. Accounting for cancellations and conversions to other models, the total was 410.


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.


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.



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.


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.


Air Freight Demand Rose 8.2 Pct In October - IATA

December 7, 2016

Air Freight Demand Rose 8.2 Pct In October - IATA

Demand for global air freight rose 8.2 percent in October compared with 2015, the fastest growth in 18 months IATA said in its monthly report.