Airline News

Etihad Sued For Up To €2 Bln By Air Berlin Administrators

December 14, 2018

Etihad Sued For Up To €2 Bln By Air Berlin Administrators

The administrator for failed carrier Air Berlin is seeking damages of up to EUR€2 billion (USD$2.26 billion) from former shareholder Etihad Airways.


American Adds New Routes For Summer 2019

December 14, 2018

American Adds New Routes For Summer 2019

American Airlines is launching 18 new domestic routes and adding extra flights to two international destinations for summer 2019 travel.


WOW Air To Reduce Fleet, Sack Staff

December 13, 2018

WOW Air To Reduce Fleet, Sack Staff

Iceland's WOW Air said it will return to its roots as an ultra-low cost airline, reduce its fleet size and lay off over a hundred staff.


First Look At ANA’s Flying Honu Airbus A380

December 13, 2018

First Look At ANA’s Flying Honu Airbus A380

All Nippon Airways’ first Airbus A380 has rolled out of the paint shop in Hamburg, sporting ANA’s new ‘Flying Honu’ Hawaiian sea turtle special livery.


Boeing Hands Over The 787th 787

December 13, 2018

Boeing Hands Over The 787th 787

Boeing has delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to lessor AerCap, bound for China Southern Airlines.



Air France Names New Chief Exec

December 12, 2018

Air France Names New Chief Exec

Air France has appointed Anne Rigail as chief executive, replacing Benjamin Smith who has been acting CEO since September.


United Expands International Flying From SFO

December 12, 2018

United Expands International Flying From SFO

United Airlines is continuing to expand its international destinations from San Francisco with the addition of four new routes and the extension of two others.


Air NZ, Unions Agree Deal, Strike Off

December 12, 2018

Air NZ, Unions Agree Deal, Strike Off

Air New Zealand has reached agreement with two ground staff unions, averting a planned three day strike leading up to Christmas.


Airbus Delivers 100th US-made A320

December 11, 2018

Airbus Delivers 100th US-made A320

Airbus has delivered the 100th production aircraft from its Mobile, Alabama assembly plant, an A320neo for Frontier Airlines.


Air New Zealand Strike Extended To Three Days

December 11, 2018

Air New Zealand Strike Extended To Three Days

Air New Zealand said it is continuing to negotiate with two ground staff unions who have issued strike notices for December 21, 22 and 23.


Avianca Brazil Aircraft To Be Repossessed

December 10, 2018

Avianca Brazil Aircraft To Be Repossessed

Connecticut-based aircraft lessor Aircastle will repossess 11 aircraft it has on lease to Avianca Brazil.


Delta Beefing Up Destinations From Boston

December 10, 2018

Delta Beefing Up Destinations From Boston

Delta Air Lines is adding to its services at Boston’s Logan airport next year with additional routes to major business destinations.


Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call Pre-Christmas Strike

December 7, 2018

Virgin Atlantic Pilots Call Pre-Christmas Strike

Several hundred Virgin Atlantic pilots will strike for four days in the lead up to Christmas in a bid to gain recognition for their union.


Southwest Plane Overruns California Runway

December 6, 2018

Southwest Plane Overruns California Runway

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 rolled off the end of a runway at California’s Burbank Airport, coming to a halt in an overrun area.


PrivatAir Files For Insolvency

December 6, 2018

PrivatAir Files For Insolvency

Swiss charter airline PrivatAir and its German subsidiary have ceased operations and started insolvency proceedings.