Airline News

South Africa Suspends SA Express Flights

May 24, 2018

South Africa Suspends SA Express Flights

South African aviation regulator SACAA has suspended all SA Express flights over ‘serious safety risks’.


Delta To Restart Indian Flights After Subsidies Deal

May 24, 2018

Delta To Restart Indian Flights After Subsidies Deal

Delta Air Lines has announced a return to India, with direct US/Mumbai flights starting next year, after a recent clarification of Open Skies agreements.


United Appoints Former FAA Chief Jane Garvey As Chair

May 24, 2018

United Appoints Former FAA Chief Jane Garvey As Chair

United Continental has chosen Jane Garvey to chair its board, the first time a woman has been in the position at the airline group.


Cathay Pacific Updates Asia Miles Loyalty Offering

May 24, 2018

Cathay Pacific Updates Asia Miles Loyalty Offering

Cathay Pacific is updating its Asia Miles loyalty scheme, with the airline saying more people will benefit from higher mileage accrual and a wider choice of redemption flights.


Lufthansa To Add ‘Economy Light' Fares To North America

May 22, 2018

Lufthansa To Add ‘Economy Light' Fares To North America

Lufthansa Group has announced the introduction of Economy Light fares on routes between Europe and North America, launching in time for the summer travel season.



Mexican Regulator Suspends Crash Airline’s Operations

May 21, 2018

Mexican Regulator Suspends Crash Airline’s Operations

Aerolíneas Damojh, the Mexican airline that operated the aircraft which crashed near Havana last week has been suspended from flying while the country’s aviation regulator investigates the carrier.


Thai Airways Selects New President

May 21, 2018

Thai Airways Selects New President

Thai Airways has selected Sumeth Damrongchaitham as its new president, filling a position that has been vacant for over a year.


Cuban Plane Crash Kills At Least 100

May 18, 2018

Cuban Plane Crash Kills At Least 100

More than 100 people died on Friday in a plane that crashed shortly after taking off from Havana’s José Martí Airport in Cuba.


Singapore Airlines To Merge With Regional Carrier SilkAir

May 18, 2018

Singapore Airlines To Merge With Regional Carrier SilkAir

Singapore Airlines will merge with its SilkAir unit in 2020 after a major cabin makeover gets underway at the regional carrier.


United Airlines CFO Levy Resigns

May 17, 2018

United Airlines CFO Levy Resigns

United Airlines chief financial officer Andrew Levy has resigned in a surprise move that may signal tensions at the top of the fourth biggest US airline by passenger numbers.


Flybe Fleet Review Picks Q400, Embraer E195s To Go

May 16, 2018

Flybe Fleet Review Picks Q400, Embraer E195s To Go

UK-based regional airline Flybe said a review of its fleet requirements has concluded that the Bombardier Q400 is the best aircraft for its current and future needs.


Air France-KLM Names Transition Management

May 15, 2018

Air France-KLM Names Transition Management

Air France-KLM has announced the executives who will steer Air France through a transition period as it seeks a new chief executive to replace Jean-Marc Janaillac.


First TAP A330neo Completes Maiden Flight

May 15, 2018

First TAP A330neo Completes Maiden Flight

The first Airbus A330neo destined for launch customer TAP Air Portugal completed its maiden flight on Tuesday.


JAL To Launch Long-Haul Low Cost Carrier

May 14, 2018

JAL To Launch Long-Haul Low Cost Carrier

Japan Airlines will launch a new long-haul low cost carrier in 2020, as it diversifies from the full service model of its parent brand.


Chinese Flight Diverts After Cockpit Window Failure

April 14, 2018

Chinese Flight Diverts After Cockpit Window Failure

A Sichuan Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing on Monday after a cockpit window cracked and blew out of the plane.