Airline News

Malaysia Air CEO Bellew To Rejoin Ryanair

October 17, 2017

Malaysia Air CEO Bellew To Rejoin Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines chief executive Peter Bellew is leaving to join Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer, just over two years after moving from the Irish airline.


Lufthansa, easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia

October 16, 2017

Lufthansa, easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia

Alitalia has received bids from seven parties interested in acquiring all or parts of the failing Italian airline.


Middle East Carriers Forecast To Double Fleet

October 16, 2017

Middle East Carriers Forecast To Double Fleet

Middle East carriers will double their total fleet size to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, Airbus said in its Global Market Forecast.


Italy Extends Alitalia Loan To USD$1 Billion

October 13, 2017

Italy Extends Alitalia Loan To USD$1 Billion

Italy will lend Alitalia another EUR€300 million (USD$355 million) as it continues its search for a buyer for the heavily loss-making airline.


easyJet In Talks On Air Berlin’s Tegel Operations

October 13, 2017

easyJet In Talks On Air Berlin’s Tegel Operations

easyJet has confirmed it is still in talks with the administrators of Air Berlin to buy part of the insolvent German airline.



Lufthansa Agrees Air Berlin Deal

October 12, 2017

Lufthansa Agrees Air Berlin Deal

Lufthansa has agreed to acquire parts of insolvent German airline Air Berlin in a EUR€210 million (USD$248 million) deal.


WestJet Q3 Passenger Numbers Hit Record

October 12, 2017

WestJet Q3 Passenger Numbers Hit Record

WestJet carried a record 6.5 million passengers in the third quarter, a 10.7 percent increase on the previous year.


Alaska Air Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

October 12, 2017

Alaska Air Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

Alaska Air Group airlines flew 5 percent more passengers in September and for the year-to-date period.


Delta Profit Dips On Hurricane Irma Effect

October 11, 2017

Delta Profit Dips On Hurricane Irma Effect

Delta Air Lines reported a 6 percent drop in third quarter net profit as it took a USD$140 million revenue hit from the effects of Hurricane Irma in September.


JetBlue Third, Fourth Quarters Affected By Hurricanes

October 11, 2017

JetBlue Third, Fourth Quarters Affected By Hurricanes

JetBlue Airways flew 4.9 percent fewer passengers in September than last year as two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, affected its network performance.


Aircalin Firms Up Airbus Order

October 11, 2017

Aircalin Firms Up Airbus Order

New Caledonia airline Aircalin has firmed up an order for two Airbus A330-900s and two A320neos in a deal worth USD$840 million at list prices.


Etihad Names Tony Douglas As CEO

September 28, 2017

Etihad Names Tony Douglas As CEO

Etihad Airways has appointed Tony Douglas as group chief executive, replacing James Hogan who stood down earlier this year.


Air Berlin To Stop Flying This Month

October 9, 2017

Air Berlin To Stop Flying This Month

Air Berlin will stop flying by October 28 at the latest as the administrators for the insolvent airline continue discussions with prospective buyers.


Aegean Airlines To Expand At Athens Hub

October 9, 2017

Aegean Airlines To Expand At Athens Hub

Greece’s Aegean Airlines will add 18 new routes next year, including 11 from Athens as it seeks to strengthen its hub at the capital’s airport.


Thomas Cook, Pilots Enter Arbitration, Strikes Cancelled

October 5, 2017

Thomas Cook, Pilots Enter Arbitration, Strikes Cancelled

Pilots at Thomas Cook’s UK airline have called off three planned strikes as they enter binding arbitration with the company over pay.