Airline News

Niki Grounded As Lufthansa Abandons Takeover

December 13, 2017

Niki Grounded As Lufthansa Abandons Takeover

Austrian low cost carrier Niki has ceased flying after Lufthansa dropped its offer to buy the airline from its insolvent parent Air Berlin.


easyJet Gets EU Approval For Air Berlin Asset Purchase

December 12, 2017

easyJet Gets EU Approval For Air Berlin Asset Purchase

UK airline easyJet has received unconditional approval from the European Commission for its acquisition of parts of failed German carrier Air Berlin.


Some Ryanair Pilots Call 24 Hour Strike

December 12, 2017

Some Ryanair Pilots Call 24 Hour Strike

Ryanair faces the prospect of a December 20 strike by some of its Ireland-based pilots after a ballot approved industrial action.


Delta Resumes Normal Flying Out Of Atlanta

December 9, 2017

Delta Resumes Normal Flying Out Of Atlanta

Delta Air Lines said it has returned to normal operations in Atlanta after a winter storm dumped snow on the city’s airport causing over a thousand flight cancellations on Friday.


British Airways To Close Two Pension Schemes

December 8, 2017

British Airways To Close Two Pension Schemes

IAG unit British Airways announced it is closing its defined benefit pension scheme next year and replacing it with a new defined contribution scheme.



Ryanair To End Amadeus Partnership

December 8, 2017

Ryanair To End Amadeus Partnership

Ryanair will end its partnership with global distribution system operator Amadeus on December 15 after they were unable to negotiate terms for a commercial agreement renewal.


Air New Zealand Cancels Some 787 Flights

December 7, 2017

Air New Zealand Cancels Some 787 Flights

Air New Zealand has had to cancel or delay several flights operated by Boeing 787s after incidents affecting the Rolls-Royce Trent engines on two flights this week and earlier maintenance requirements have led to a shortage of aircraft.


Qatar Airways Upgrades A320neo Order

December 7, 2017

Qatar Airways Upgrades A320neo Order

Airbus announced an upgraded Qatar Airways order, as the Middle East carrier swapped its existing 50-plane A320neo deal for 50 of the larger A321neos.


Ryanair Italy Pilots To Strike Next Week

December 6, 2017

Ryanair Italy Pilots To Strike Next Week

The fraught relationship between Ryanair and its pilots looks set to continue as a union representing its Italy-based flight crew called a four hour strike next week, the first involving pilots in the airline’s history.


WestJet, Delta, Agree Transborder JV

December 6, 2017

WestJet, Delta, Agree Transborder JV

Delta Air Lines and WestJet have signed a preliminary agreement to set up a commercial joint venture to extend their transborder cooperation.


US Airlines To Carry 3.5 Pct More Passengers During Holidays

December 6, 2017

US Airlines To Carry 3.5 Pct More Passengers During Holidays

US airline trade group Airlines for America expects 51 million people to fly over the three week winter holiday season this year.


JAL Invests In Boom Supersonic Jet

December 5, 2017

JAL Invests In Boom Supersonic Jet

Japan Airlines has announced a strategic partnership with Boom Supersonic, a company developing a new-generation supersonic passenger aircraft.


IATA Sees Higher Airline Revenue and Profits In 2018

December 5, 2017

IATA Sees Higher Airline Revenue and Profits In 2018

IATA has forecast higher passenger numbers and revenue for the world’s airlines in 2018, with annual net profits rising to USD$38.4 billion.


Global Passenger Traffic Demand Rebounded In October

December 4, 2017

Global Passenger Traffic Demand Rebounded In October

Passenger traffic demand rebounded in October after weather-related disruptions impacted September’s numbers, IATA said in its monthly update.


American, Pilot Union Agree Terms For December Flights

December 1, 2017

American, Pilot Union Agree Terms For December Flights

American Airlines and the APA union representing its pilots have reached an agreement on terms for staffing its flights in December after a computer error left thousands of flights without pilots over the period.