Airline News

Southwest’s 737 MAX Cancellations Extended Into February

October 17, 2019

Southwest’s 737 MAX Cancellations Extended Into February

Southwest Airlines has extended the removal from service of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft until February 8.


Norwegian, JetBlue Agree Transatlantic Interline Deal

October 17, 2019

Norwegian, JetBlue Agree Transatlantic Interline Deal

Norwegian Air and JetBlue Airways have signed a letter of intent for an interline agreement, adding additional transatlantic destinations to their networks.


EU Lifts Turkmenistan Airlines Flight Ban

October 17, 2019

EU Lifts Turkmenistan Airlines Flight Ban

EU aviation regulator EASA has lifted its ban on Turkmenistan Airlines flying to the bloc, with flights scheduled to restart later this month.


Air Canada 737 MAX Ban Extended Into February

October 16, 2019

Air Canada 737 MAX Ban Extended Into February

Air Canada has removed the Boeing 737 MAX from its flight schedule until February 14, citing operational considerations.


Etihad, Air Arabia to Launch Abu Dhabi Low-Cost Carrier

October 16, 2019

Etihad, Air Arabia to Launch Abu Dhabi Low-Cost Carrier

UAE airlines Etihad Airways and Air Arabia are setting up a low cost carrier to cater for the growing leisure travel segment in the region.



Swiss A220 Engine Failure Causes Cancellations

October 15, 2019

Swiss A220 Engine Failure Causes Cancellations

An engine failure on a Swiss Airbus A220 has prompted the airline to temporarily ground its fleet for urgent safety checks.


Condor Airline Gets EU Approval for Bridging Loan

October 14, 2019

Condor Airline Gets EU Approval for Bridging Loan

European Union competition regulators have given the go-ahead for a German loan to former Thomas Cook airline Condor.


Lufthansa Union Calls for Cabin Crew Strike

October 14, 2019

Lufthansa Union Calls for Cabin Crew Strike

Cabin crew union UFO has called for a five hour work stoppage at Lufthansa group airlines on October 20.


Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220s

October 14, 2019

Air Austral Orders Three Airbus A220s

Réunion airline Air Austral has signed a firm order with Airbus for three A220 aircraft.


Air New Zealand Appoints Walmart Boss as CEO

October 10, 2019

Air New Zealand Appoints Walmart Boss as CEO

Air New Zealand has appointed Walmart US CEO Greg Foran as the national carrier’s next chief executive.


American Airlines Extends 737 MAX Cancellations

October 9, 2019

American Airlines Extends 737 MAX Cancellations

American Airlines has extended flight cancellations of its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, and now expects to phase in the grounded plane from January 16.


Southwest Airlines Pilots Sue Boeing Over 737 MAX

October 7, 2019

Southwest Airlines Pilots Sue Boeing Over 737 MAX

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) has filed a lawsuit against Boeing for “deliberately misleading” the airline and its pilots about the 737 MAX.


XL Airways France Suspends All Flights

September 30, 2019

XL Airways France Suspends All Flights

French leisure airline XL Airways has suspended all operations until October 3, due to financial difficulties.


Adria Airways Files for Bankruptcy

September 30, 2019

Adria Airways Files for Bankruptcy

Adria Airways has applied for bankruptcy proceedings and cancelled all flights permanently.


Delta to Buy 20 Percent LATAM Stake

September 26, 2019

Delta to Buy 20 Percent LATAM Stake

Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced an agreement to acquire a 20 percent stake in Chile-based airline group LATAM for USD$1.9 billion.