Airline News

American, United Extend 737 MAX Cancellations

July 15, 2019

American, United Extend 737 MAX Cancellations

American Airlines has joined United Airlines in extending its Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations until early November.


Norwegian Air’s Kjos Steps Down as CEO

July 11, 2019

Norwegian Air’s Kjos Steps Down as CEO

Norwegian Air boss Bjørn Kjos has stepped down as chief executive of the airline he co-founded, but will stay on at the Scandinavian LCC as an advisor to the chairman.


Air China Orders 20 Additional Airbus A350s

July 11, 2019

Air China Orders 20 Additional Airbus A350s

Air China has ordered 20 Airbus A350-900s in a deal valued at USD$6.54 billion at list prices.


Qatar Airways Signs 777 Freighter Deal

July 10, 2019

Qatar Airways Signs 777 Freighter Deal

Qatar Airways has firmed up an order for Boeing 777 freighters in a deal valued at USD$1.76 billion at current list prices.


LCC flyadeal Abandons 737 MAX, Switches to A320neo

July 8, 2019

LCC flyadeal Abandons 737 MAX, Switches to A320neo

Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flyadeal has switched its future fleet requirements from the Boeing 737 MAX to Airbus A320neos.



British Airways Fined GBP183 Million for Data Breach

July 8, 2019

British Airways Fined GBP183 Million for Data Breach

The UK is fining British Airways GBP£183.4 million (USD$229 million) for data protection infringements over the theft of customer booking details last year.


Eva Airways Cabin Crew Strike Ends

July 8, 2019

Eva Airways Cabin Crew Strike Ends

The strike at Eva Airways has ended with the airline and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union reaching an agreement for a return to work.


Singapore and Malaysia Airlines to Expand Partnership

June 27, 2019

Singapore and Malaysia Airlines to Expand Partnership

Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a strategic partnership that will build on their existing codeshare agreement.


Transat Agrees Air Canada Takeover Offer

June 27, 2019

Transat Agrees Air Canada Takeover Offer

Canadian tour company Transat has accepted Air Canada's all-cash offer of CAD$520 million (USD$397 million) for the Montréal-based company.


Lufthansa to Cut Eurowings Costs, Fly Short-haul Only

June 24, 2019

Lufthansa to Cut Eurowings Costs, Fly Short-haul Only

Lufthansa Group has outlined its plans to return its Eurowings budget carrier to profitability, with a focus on short-haul flying.


WestJet Takeover Gets Transport Minister’s Approval

June 24, 2019

WestJet Takeover Gets Transport Minister’s Approval

Canada's Minister of Transport has approved Onex’s acquisition of WestJet Airlines.


Delta Buys Into Korean Air Parent Company

June 20, 2019

Delta Buys Into Korean Air Parent Company

Delta Air Lines has bought a 4.3 percent stake in Korean Air’s largest shareholder, and aims to push its holding to 10 percent.


EVA Air Cabin Crew Strike, Many Flights Cancelled

June 20, 2019

EVA Air Cabin Crew Strike, Many Flights Cancelled

Flight attendants at EVA Air have gone on strike after talks between the airline and TFAU cabin crew union broke down.


Airbus Rounds Out Orders At Quiet Paris Show

June 20, 2019

Airbus Rounds Out Orders At Quiet Paris Show

Airbus finished the Paris Air Show off with orders and commitments from JetBlue, Flynas and lessor Nordic Aviation Capital.


IAG Gives Boeing A 200-plane 737 MAX Boost

June 18, 2019

IAG Gives Boeing A 200-plane 737 MAX Boost

Boeing had a better day at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday with a couple of medium size deals and a bumper one from airline group IAG.