Airline News

Air Canada To Buy Tour Operator Transat

May 16, 2019

Air Canada To Buy Tour Operator Transat

Air Canada said it has entered exclusive talks to acquire Canadian tour company Transat in a deal valued at CAD$520 million (USD$386 million).


US Tentatively Awards Tokyo Haneda Slots

May 16, 2019

US Tentatively Awards Tokyo Haneda Slots

The US Department of Transportation has proposed four US airlines to provide new daytime flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport.


US DOT Orders Venezuela Flight Suspension

May 15, 2019

US DOT Orders Venezuela Flight Suspension

The US Transportation Department has ordered the suspension of all commercial flights between the United States and Venezuela.


Onex To Acquire WestJet Airlines

May 13, 2019

Onex To Acquire WestJet Airlines

Private equity investor Onex will acquire WestJet Airlines in an all cash offer worth around CAD$5 billion (USD$3.7 billion) including debt.


Air France Cuts Domestic Network, 465 Jobs To Go

May 13, 2019

Air France Cuts Domestic Network, 465 Jobs To Go

Air France is cutting back on its domestic flying and will reduce its ground staff numbers by up to 465.



Myanmar Plane Lands With Nose Gear Up

May 12, 2019

Myanmar Plane Lands With Nose Gear Up

A Myanmar National Airlines aircraft landed safely in Mandalay after the nose landing gear failed to deploy.


China Airlines To Lease A321neos, Phase Out 737s

May 8, 2019

China Airlines To Lease A321neos, Phase Out 737s

Taiwanese flag carrier China Airlines will lease Airbus A321neos to replace its Boeing 737 narrow-body fleet.


Volotea Adds Six More Airbus A319s

May 8, 2019

Volotea Adds Six More Airbus A319s

Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea will introduce six additional Airbus A319s to its fleet for the summer travel season, continuing its plan to phase out its Boeing 717s.


Forty-one Dead After Russian Plane Hit By Lightning

May 6, 2019

Forty-one Dead After Russian Plane Hit By Lightning

A lightning strike is seen as a contributory factor in the crash of a Russian airliner as it attempted to land at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport.


Boeing 737 Overshoots Runway Into Florida River

May 4, 2019

Boeing 737 Overshoots Runway Into Florida River

A Boeing 737 with 143 people onboard overshot a runway at a military base in Florida, ending up in a river at the end of the runway.


SAS, Unions Agree Deal To End Pilot Strike

May 3, 2019

SAS, Unions Agree Deal To End Pilot Strike

Scandinavian airline SAS has reached a provisional agreement with its pilot unions and said all flights in Denmark, Norway and Sweden will resume as soon as possible.


Fiji Airways To Expand Fleet With Airbus A350s

May 2, 2019

Fiji Airways To Expand Fleet With Airbus A350s

National carrier Fiji Airways will add the Airbus A350 to its fleet later this year, with the lease of two A350-900s.


Qantas Names La Spina As International CEO

May 1, 2019

Qantas Names La Spina As International CEO

Australian flag carrier Qantas has announced senior executive changes at its international airline.


SAS Pilot Strike Stretches Into Sixth Day

April 29, 2019

SAS Pilot Strike Stretches Into Sixth Day

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has announced more flight cancellations as a strike by its pilots in Sweden, Norway and Denmark continues.


SAS Cancels Flights As Pilots Strike

April 25, 2019

SAS Cancels Flights As Pilots Strike

A pilot strike at Scandinavian airline SAS has caused the cancellation of over 300 flights on Thursday and Friday.