Lufthansa cuts 2015 forecast

2014-10-30 12:34

Lufthansa, Europe's biggest airline, has reduced its profit forecast for 2015 in face of the global economic slowdown.

Ebola travel ban problems grow

2014-10-29 16:03

US airlines have briefed government officials in private meetings about the challenges to implementing a travel ban because of the Ebola outbreak, sources say.

Dutch arm of Air France-KLM to shed jobs

2014-10-28 13:00

The Dutch arm of Air France-KLM plans to cut its workforce by 7 500 jobs, or 25%, largely through outsourcing, according to a report.

US airline profits lift on cheaper fuel

2014-10-24 10:30

US airlines has given a mostly upbeat outlook on industry conditions after posting large profit increases in the third quarter thanks to strong consumer demand.

SAA chair stays, 2 others on board

2014-10-23 16:02

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has decided to stick by Duduzile Myeni as chair of the embattled SAA board despite admitting the airline is struggling.

Turkish Airlines to restart Libya flights

2014-10-22 20:00

Turkey's special envoy to Libya saysTurkish Airlines will resume flights to the eastern Libyan city of Misrata next week.

Lufthansa pilots threaten more strikes

2014-10-21 14:45

Lufthansa pilots threatened to call further strikes this week after the latest stoppage in a dispute over retirement benefits grounded two-thirds of its flights.

Mango adds two new Boeings with plans to expand network

2014-10-21 09:51

Low cost airline Mango CEO, Nico Bezuidenhout says the airline is reviewing several regional destinations, in a domestic market that is near saturation.

Lufthansa pilots to ground planes

2014-10-19 18:43

German pilots' union has called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 and Being 737 planes over retirement benefits.

Ryanair sees more growth within Europe

2014-10-17 17:45

Ryanair's bid to become one of the world's biggest airlines will focus on higher-frequency routes and more domestic flights in core European markets.

Lufthansa to drop services to Abu Dhabi

2014-10-16 13:30

Lufthansa has announced that it will pull the plug on its once-daily flights between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi due to competition from its Gulf rival Etihad.

Airbus A350 cleared to fly record distance

2014-10-15 18:15

Airbus has won permission for its twin-engined A350 to fly more than six hours on one engine in the event of a breakdown.

Etihad Airways increases revenue by 29%

2014-10-14 17:55

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has reported total revenues of $1.8bn for the third quarter of 2014.

Etihad Airways Partners launched

2014-10-09 10:31

Etihad Airways Partners brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules.

Further delay in Airbus insider trading trial

2014-10-07 18:00

Prosecutors in the Airbus insider trading case have suffered another setback when a Paris court refused to accept the prosecution dossier.

EasyJet revenues lifted by Air France strike

2014-10-03 10:00

EasyJet has lifted its full-year profits forecast as a record-long strike by pilots at Air France caused passengers to switch to the no-frills British carrier.

Lufthansa pilots begin walkout

2014-09-30 11:33

Lufthansa pilots have walked off the job for the fifth time this year over retirement benefits.

Strike to ground Lufthansa flights

2014-09-29 18:07

Lufthansa has been forced to cancel 50 long-haul flights to and from Frankfurt after its pilots called a strike in a dispute over their early retirement scheme.

Air France pilots decide to end strike

2014-09-28 15:00

Air France pilots have decided to end to a two-week strike that crippled the French airline, a union official says.

No more ban on devices throughout flight

2014-09-28 12:46

The European Aviation Safety Agency has allowed airlines to let passengers use electronic devices, including mobile phones without putting them in flight mode.

Airlines fly slower to cut fuel bill

2014-09-26 18:15

Higher oil prices have had a traumatic effect on US airlines, forcing carriers to re-examine every aspect of the way they do business in a bid to control costs.

Ryanair expects profit at top end

2014-09-25 17:00

Ryanair says annual net profits will be at the top end of expectations, citing improved customer services and a new offering for business travellers.

Air France makes overtures to end strike

2014-09-25 10:18

Air France has offered to withdraw plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand and called on pilots to end their strike over the proposals.

Unions reject Air France plan

2014-09-22 17:26

Unions representing striking French pilots have rejected Air France-KLM's move to delay the roll-out of its low-cost operations and vowed to stay on strike.

Air France offers to postpone low-cost project

2014-09-22 13:00

Air France-KLM has offered to postpone roll-out of its European low-cost operation until the end of the year in a bid to end a week-long pilots' strike.


All Nippon Airways first-half profit soars

2014-10-30 11:49

Japan's All Nippon Airways says its net profit for the six months to September has soared about 78% to $328m thanks to a Tokyo airport expansion.

Russia to roll out 'Victory' budget airline

2014-10-29 09:31

Russia's national carrier Aeroflot will name its new low-cost airline Victory, or Pobeda, a symbol of defiance against Western sanctions over Ukraine.

Air Berlin to slash 200 jobs

2014-10-27 19:03

Air Berlin says it is to lay off 200 staff as the problems mount at Germany's number-two airline.

Brown: SAA to consider strategic partner

2014-10-24 07:00

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she would like SAA to investigate going for a strategic partner.

Pilots propose talks with Lufthansa over pay

2014-10-23 14:45

The German pilots' union has proposed restarting talks with Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits but does not rule out further strikes.

SAA seeks to cash in on Vic Falls demand

2014-10-22 11:16

South African Airways has reportedly applied for seven more flights into Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls to cash in on growing demand from intercontinental destinations.

Lufthansa cancels thousands of flights

2014-10-21 11:38

Lufthansa says almost all its long-haul flights out of its main hub, Frankfurt, have been cancelled, as pilots refused to fly over retirement benefits.

Lufthansa pilots begin 35-hour strike

2014-10-20 19:30

Pilots at Lufthansa have embarked on a 35-hour strike, their eighth this year, to back demands to retain an early retirement scheme.

Four SAA board members quit

2014-10-17 18:19

Four non-executive members of the SA Airways board have resigned, the department of public enterprises says.

Virgin takes full control of Tigerair Australia

2014-10-17 09:30

Virgin has taken full control of budget carrier Tigerair Australia, buying the remaining 40% it did not already own from its Singapore-listed parent.

Pilots to strike at Lufthansa's Germanwings

2014-10-15 18:30

Pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost unit Germanwings are to go on strike, forcing the cancellation of 100 flights as a dispute over an early retirement scheme drags on.

Indigo signs deal with Airbus

2014-10-15 12:45

Indian low-cost airline IndiGo has signed an agreement with Airbus for 250 A320neo single-aisle aircraft, says the company.

1time renews cautionary announcement

2014-10-13 13:00

A further cautionary statement has been issued by low cost airline 1time Holdings.

Air France strike may cost around $633m

2014-10-08 12:27

Air France has estimated that the cost of a two-week strike by pilots, over plans to develop its low-cost subsidiary Transavia, could be as much as $633m.

UK's Virgin Atlantic scraps short-haul service

2014-10-06 16:00

Britain's Virgin Atlantic says its domestic short-haul unit, Little Red, would cease operations in 2015, just over two years after it was launched.

SAA seeks state bailout again

2014-10-01 19:31

South African Airways is again seeking government support, two years after it was granted R5bn in loan guarantees.

fastjet shows strong growth in passenger numbers

2014-09-30 10:23

Low cost African airline fastjet continues on its path of expansion it shows at the announcement of its interim results.

Airlines reduce speed to cut fuel bill

2014-09-29 09:24

Higher oil prices have had a traumatic effect on US airlines, forcing carriers to re-examine every aspect of the way they do business in a bid to control costs.

Air France faces more strikes

2014-09-28 13:15

Talks between Air France and its pilots have reached an impasse after a union request for a mediator was rejected by airline management and the French government.

US flight woes linger after Chicago fire

2014-09-28 11:47

US airports have reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations after a fire at a Chicago-area air traffic control center that was set by an employee.

Edelweiss Air heading to SA again

2014-09-26 17:26

Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss has decided to increase its seasonal non-stop flights between Cape Town and Zurich from two to three weekly frequencies.

Lufthansa pilots to resume strike

2014-09-25 12:15

The German pilots' union says it is planning further industrial action at Lufthansa after talks over an early retirement scheme once again broke down.

Air France strike crisis deepens

2014-09-23 09:45

A bitter Air France labour dispute has deepened as management pledged to press ahead with its low-cost airline ambitions.

IAG finalises deal for 8 Airbus A330s

2014-09-22 17:09

International Airlines Group says has finalised a deal to buy eight long-haul Airbus A330-200 aircraft worth $1.48bn at list prices for Spanish unit Iberia.

Lufthansa tests sugar-based biofuel

2014-09-19 11:15

As part of its testing of alternative fuels the Lufthansa Group has marked another milestone.

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