Airline News

Ryanair, German Cabin Crew Union Agree Deal

November 8, 2018

Ryanair, German Cabin Crew Union Agree Deal

Ryanair and the Ver.di union representing the airline’s Germany-based cabin crew have signed a framework agreement on pay and conditions.


China Eastern Orders $1.1 Bn Rolls-Royce Engine Package

November 6, 2018

China Eastern Orders $1.1 Bn Rolls-Royce Engine Package

Rolls-Royce has signed a USD$1.1 billion contract with China Eastern Airlines for the supply and maintenance of engines for the carrier’s Airbus A350-900 fleet.


Icelandair To Take Over Rival WOW Air

November 5, 2018

Icelandair To Take Over Rival WOW Air

Icelandair has agreed to buy WOW air in an all-share deal that would see WOW shareholders own 5.4 percent of Icelandair Group’s stock.


United Takes Delivery Of First 787-10

November 5, 2018

United Takes Delivery Of First 787-10

United Airlines has become the first North American carrier to receive a Boeing 787-10, the largest member of the Dreamliner family.


American Orders More E175s In $705 Million Deal

November 5, 2018

American Orders More E175s In $705 Million Deal

American Airlines has signed a firm order for 15 Embraer E175s in a deal valued at USD$705 million, based on list prices.



JAL Pilot 10 Times Legal Alcohol Limit

November 2, 2018

JAL Pilot 10 Times Legal Alcohol Limit

A Japan Airlines pilot has admitted to being almost ten times the legal alcohol limit at London’s Heathrow Airport last month just before he was due to fly a Boeing 777-300 to Tokyo.


Norwegian Air To Sell Five Airbus A320neos

November 2, 2018

Norwegian Air To Sell Five Airbus A320neos

Norwegian Air Shuttle has agreed to sell five Airbus A320neo aircraft to pay down some of its debt.


VietJet Firms Up $6.5 Bn Airbus Order For A321neos

November 2, 2018

VietJet Firms Up $6.5 Bn Airbus Order For A321neos

Vietnamese airline VietJet has firmed up an agreement to buy 50 Airbus A321neos in a deal worth just under USD$6.5 billion at list prices.


Divers Recover Lion Air Data Recorder

November 1, 2018

Divers Recover Lion Air Data Recorder

Indonesian navy divers have recovered one of the two data recorders from Lion Air JT610, which crashed off Java on Monday.


Chile Court Approves LATAM, IAG Agreement

November 1, 2018

Chile Court Approves LATAM, IAG Agreement

A Chilean competition court has given the nod to the proposed business agreement between LATAM Airlines Group, American Airlines, and Iberia and British Airways parent IAG.


Search For Lion Air JT610 Continues

October 30, 2018

Indonesia continued to search for the wreckage of Lion Air flight JT610 on Tuesday, with helicopters and several ships joining the search and recovery mission.


Lion Air Plane Crashes, 189 Feared Dead

October 29, 2018

Lion Air Plane Crashes, 189 Feared Dead

A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 with 189 people on board has crashed a few minutes after takeoff from Indonesia’s Jakarta Airport.


Delta Receives First Airbus A220

October 29, 2018

Delta Receives First Airbus A220

Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A220 at a ceremony in Mirabel, Québec.


BA Says 185,000 More Customers Affected By Data Breach

October 25, 2018

BA Says 185,000 More Customers Affected By Data Breach

British Airways says it has identified another 185,000 customers who may have had their credit card information stolen in a data breach earlier this year.


​Cathay Pacific Data Breach Affects 9.4 Million

October 25, 2018

​Cathay Pacific Data Breach Affects 9.4 Million

Cathay Pacific Airways has suffered a serious data breach with passenger information of up to 9.4 million people accessed.