Airline News

JetBlue To End Some Online Ticket Sales

October 19, 2017

JetBlue To End Some Online Ticket Sales

JetBlue announced it will end ticket sales through a number of online travel agencies as it seeks to reduce costs.


Hawaiian Air Q3 Profit Drops 27 Percent

October 19, 2017

Hawaiian Air Q3 Profit Drops 27 Percent

Hawaiian Airlines reported a 27 percent drop in third quarter net profit as fuel and staff costs jumped.


United Airlines Q3 Profit Drops A Third

October 18, 2017

United Airlines Q3 Profit Drops A Third

United Airlines announced a fall in its third quarter net profit to USD$637 million, as severe weather events disrupted operations.


Thomas Cook To Base New Airline In Majorca

October 18, 2017

Thomas Cook To Base New Airline In Majorca

Travel group Thomas Cook will launch a new airline in Spain, with its first flight expected early next year.


Wizz Air Applies For UK Operator License

October 18, 2017

Wizz Air Applies For UK Operator License

European low cost carrier Wizz Air has applied for an operating license in the UK, with a view to starting operations in March.



Flybe Warns Of Lower First Half Profit

October 18, 2017

Flybe Warns Of Lower First Half Profit

UK airline Flybe warned that higher costs will mean a lower than expected pre-tax profit in the first half.


Malaysia Air CEO Bellew To Rejoin Ryanair

October 17, 2017

Malaysia Air CEO Bellew To Rejoin Ryanair

Malaysia Airlines chief executive Peter Bellew is leaving to join Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer, just over two years after moving from the Irish airline.


Lufthansa, easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia

October 16, 2017

Lufthansa, easyJet Submit Bids for Alitalia

Alitalia has received bids from seven parties interested in acquiring all or parts of the failing Italian airline.


Middle East Carriers Forecast To Double Fleet

October 16, 2017

Middle East Carriers Forecast To Double Fleet

Middle East carriers will double their total fleet size to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, Airbus said in its Global Market Forecast.


Italy Extends Alitalia Loan To USD$1 Billion

October 13, 2017

Italy Extends Alitalia Loan To USD$1 Billion

Italy will lend Alitalia another EUR€300 million (USD$355 million) as it continues its search for a buyer for the heavily loss-making airline.


easyJet In Talks On Air Berlin’s Tegel Operations

October 13, 2017

easyJet In Talks On Air Berlin’s Tegel Operations

easyJet has confirmed it is still in talks with the administrators of Air Berlin to buy part of the insolvent German airline.


Lufthansa Agrees Air Berlin Deal

October 12, 2017

Lufthansa Agrees Air Berlin Deal

Lufthansa has agreed to acquire parts of insolvent German airline Air Berlin in a EUR€210 million (USD$248 million) deal.


WestJet Q3 Passenger Numbers Hit Record

October 12, 2017

WestJet Q3 Passenger Numbers Hit Record

WestJet carried a record 6.5 million passengers in the third quarter, a 10.7 percent increase on the previous year.


Alaska Air Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

October 12, 2017

Alaska Air Passenger Traffic Growth Continues

Alaska Air Group airlines flew 5 percent more passengers in September and for the year-to-date period.


Delta Profit Dips On Hurricane Irma Effect

October 11, 2017

Delta Profit Dips On Hurricane Irma Effect

Delta Air Lines reported a 6 percent drop in third quarter net profit as it took a USD$140 million revenue hit from the effects of Hurricane Irma in September.