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.

Air France pilots threaten to extend strike

2014-09-18 19:15

An Air France pilots union has warned that it could vote to extend an ongoing strike indefinitely if its demands are not met.

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

2014-09-18 11:15

A pilots' strike at Air France has stretched into its fourth day, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts.

Air France cancels 60% of flights

2014-09-16 13:19

A pilots strike at Air France has entered its second day, with the two sides apparently no closer to resolving a dispute.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again

2014-09-15 18:25

Pilots at Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa are set to go on strike for the fourth time in three weeks over changes to early retirement rules, a union says.

We have tricks up our sleeves - Comair CEO

2014-09-12 06:00

There is going to be pressure on passenger numbers amid anaemic GDP growth, but Comair has new plans to keep flying high, CEO Erik Venter tells Fin24.

Cheap flight tickets fail to curb SAS losses

2014-09-10 14:15

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced a further drop in profits for the third quarter, as fierce competition pushed down ticket prices.

Finnish airline, pilots agree on cost cuts

2014-09-08 19:15

Finnish airline Finnair has announced that it reached a cost-saving deal with the pilots' union worth €17m a year.

ANA, Lufthansa announce cargo business tie-up

2014-09-03 10:00

Japan's All Nippon Airways and Lufthansa of Germany have announced an air cargo tie up as they look to fight off intense competition from budget airlines.

Qantas shares rally as CEO vows to stay put

2014-08-29 10:15

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has brushed off calls to resign as shares in the carrier rallied further after it forecast a return to profit in 2015.

Qantas looks past record loss

2014-08-28 08:58

Qantas Airways is looking past its record annual loss as a change in Australian laws opens the door to foreign investment in the airline's international arm.

Ryanair scraps bag check-in fees

2014-08-27 13:30

Ryanair is watering down its austere approach to air travel by ditching charges for checked-in bags on some fares in an attempt to attract business travellers.

Thai Airways denies 200 pilots suddenly quit

2014-08-25 11:30

Thai Airways International has denied reports that 200 pilots have suddenly left the company due to concerns over the carrier's finances.

AirAsia profit jumps

2014-08-20 16:21

Malaysia-based AirAsia has announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia's budget travel leader increased revenue.

Ethiopian Airlines to decide on plane order

2014-08-14 21:00

Ethiopian Airlines will soon decide on which planes it will buy from Boeing and Airbus Group NV, as the carrier seeks to add as many as 70 new jets to its fleet.

Frequent flyer schemes revamped

2014-08-11 11:15

Beset by low air fares and relentless competition, airlines around the world are waking up to the value of their frequent flyer programmes.


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.

EasyJet flags higher dividends

2014-09-18 19:00

EasyJet is to pay more of its profits out to shareholders via dividends in a sign of the budget airline's confidence in future growth.

Airbus signs alliance with SA companies

2014-09-16 14:13

Leading global aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with two South African companies to bolster the local aviation industry.

Lufthansa cancels strike, Air France strike on

2014-09-16 09:10

A German pilots' union has called off a scheduled strike due to advances in talks with Lufthansa, while Air France pilots have embarked on a week-long strike.

Air France to run fewer flights as pilots strike

2014-09-14 16:00

Air France will operate only 40% of its flights as pilots begin a strike over company plans to cut costs to recapture market share from budget airlines.


Comair CEO Erik Venter speaks to Fin24 about the group's results after posting a 17% revenue jump to R6.8bn for the year ended to June.

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Ryanair to buy $11bn Boeing planes

2014-09-09 09:22

European airline Ryanair has signed an agreement to buy 100 jets from US airplane manufacturer Boeing.

Ryanair close to placing $10bn Boeing order

2014-09-05 17:30

Ryanair is in advanced talks to buy around 100 of a high-density version of Boeing's 737 MAX jetliner in a deal that could be finalised within weeks, sources say.

Airlines among strongest stocks in 2014

2014-09-04 09:16

Airlines have been among the strongest stocks so far in 2014, easily beating broad measures such as the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

Malaysia Airlines to cut 6 000 jobs

2014-08-29 10:30

Malaysia Airlines will cut 30% of its workforce as part of a restructuring that will cost $1.90bn, majority investor says.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again

2014-08-28 16:45

Lufthansa says talks with pilots over an early retirement scheme have ended without an agreement, leading to a strike that will affect thousands of travellers.

Ryanair to make offer for Cyprus Airways

2014-08-27 16:30

Ryanair has moved a step closer to making an offer to buy Cyprus Airways and may make a firm offer early next year if this is approved by the Cypriot government.

Air New Zealand announces annual profit rise

2014-08-27 10:00

Air New Zealand has posted a 45% rise in annual net profit, and predicts more strong growth in the current financial year amid rising demand.

Ryanair vows to turn around ailing airline

2014-08-22 17:30

Ryanair has submitted a plan to turn for-sale Cyprus Airways into a profitable operation by increasing passenger traffic by 500% over three years, officials say.

Monarch Airlines mulls 1000 job cuts

2014-08-18 18:31

Britain's Monarch Airlines is considering axing up to 1 000 jobs, or nearly one third of its workforce, a source close to the matter says.

India's newest airline eyes October launch

2014-08-11 18:37

India's newest airline has announced flights could begin as early as October, adding it is bullish about the future even as a rival carrier reported a big loss.

India probes loan to Kingfisher airline

2014-08-10 10:42

India's top crime fighting body is investigating a $155m loan by a state-run bank to debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines, says a police official.

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