ARTICLES RELATING TO AIRLINES

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.

Malaysia Airlines to be taken private

2014-08-08 10:00

Deeply troubled Malaysia Airlines will be de-listed and taken private ahead of a major restructuring following the double disasters of MH370 and MH17.

New Zealand approves Air NZ-SIA alliance

2014-08-07 13:15

Officials in Wellington have given the green light to an alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

Lufthansa voted Europe’s leading airline

2014-08-04 20:00

For the fourth time in a row Lufthansa German Airlines has been voted “Europe’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards.

Skymark shares slump after Airbus cancels deal

2014-07-30 10:30

Shares in Skymark have plunged for a second straight day wiping out a quarter of its value after Airbus had cancelled a deal with the Japanese budget airline.

US airlines flying high on better earnings

2014-07-25 10:47

US airlines are flying high again, reporting surging profits and returning cash to shareholders as they reap the benefits of an industry-wide merger wave.

EasyJet sees 14% rise in annual profit

2014-07-24 09:30

Low-cost airline easyJet says it is on track to grow annual profit by at least 14%, assuming no further significant disruption over the next two months.

Lufthansa suspends flights to Tel Aviv

2014-07-23 16:00

German aviation group Lufthansa says it was suspending services to Tel Aviv for another day over security concerns amid the escalating Gaza conflict.

Turkish Airlines cancels Tel Aviv flights

2014-07-23 13:00

Turkey's national carrier has decided to temporarily halt its direct flights to Tel Aviv due to the Gaza conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

UN aviation body mulling bigger role - sources

2014-07-23 08:27

The UN civil aviation body is considering whether the agency should expand its role and issue safety advisories after a Malaysian airliner was shot down.

Govts should lead review of airspace risks - Iata

2014-07-22 15:30

Governments should take the lead in reviewing how risk assessments for airspace are made, says the head of the International Air Transport Association.

Corporate woes deepen for Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-18 13:18

Shares in struggling Malaysia Airlines have sunk after one of its jets crashed in Ukraine, dealing it a blow just months after the loss of Flight MH370.

Double disasters taint Malaysia Airlines

2014-07-18 09:23

The once proud national carrier has been dealt another shocking blow, with experts saying however blameless it may be impossible for the airline to redeem itself following the downing of one of its planes over Ukraine airspace.

Emirates could buy 60-80 more A380s - report

2014-07-17 09:22

Dubai's Emirates could buy an extra 60-80 Airbus A380s if the superjumbo were revamped with more fuel-efficient engines by 2020, according to a report.

Etihad to push Alitalia deal - CEO

2014-07-16 14:05

Etihad Airways chief James Hogan says he aims to complete negotiations on buying 49% of Alitalia by the end of the month.

Qantas to remain majority Australian owned

2014-07-16 08:57

The Australian government has abandoned plans to allow struggling national carrier Qantas to be majority overseas owned but agreed to a compromise.

Ryanair sticks to forecasts

2014-07-14 18:15

Ryanair has no plans to cut its profit forecast for the current financial year despite warnings by rivals Air France-KLM and Lufthansa, says CEO.

BA owner orders 20 Airbus A320neo jets

2014-07-14 12:25

British Airways owner IAG has placed a firm order for 20 Airbus 320neo aircraft in a deal worth well over $1bn at list prices.

Airbus jet re-launch heralds busy airshow

2014-07-14 08:48

Airbus will kick off the Farnborough Airshow with up to 100 commitments for its revamped A330neo wide-body jet, industry sources say.

Boeing forecasts $5.2trn orders

2014-07-10 13:15

Boeing has raised its forecast for aircraft demand, saying it now expects to deliver 36 770 planes over the next two decades in deals worth $5.2trn.

 

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.

Etihad, Alitalia, sign shareholder alliance

2014-08-08 18:30

Emirates airline Etihad Airways and Alitalia have signed a deal for Etihad to become a shareholder in the Italian carrier.

Alitalia set to seal Etihad investment

2014-08-07 16:45

Loss-making Italian airline Alitalia will seal its tie-up with Etihad, a deal that comes as the country's flagship airline was on the brink of bankruptcy.

Sanctions-hit Russia readies to strike back

2014-08-07 06:00

Russia may be on the verge of retaliating with its own economic sanctions by closing air space to Western airlines, which will affect already-struggling firms.

Singapore Airlines Q1 net profit plunges

2014-07-30 13:45

Singapore Airlines says its financial first quarter net profit has plunged 71.4% from the previous year, weighed down by lower passenger and cargo revenue.

Ryanair raises annual profit forecast

2014-07-28 11:30

Irish low-fare airline Ryanair, which has hit a weak patch last year, reports a strong recovery, but downward pressures on fares.

Iberia to cut 1 400 jobs

2014-07-24 13:45

Spanish airline Iberia has reached an agreement with unions to cut 1 400 jobs, a reduction from a planned 1 600-job cuts, the company says.

Delta continues to bar flights to Israel

2014-07-23 16:45

Delta Air Lines will extend its suspension of flights to Israel amid hostilities between Israel and the militant group Hamas, reports CNBC.

India's Jet eyes profit by 2017

2014-07-23 13:30

Jet Airways, India's second-biggest carrier, expects a return to profit in three years through cost-cuts, route-sharing with Etihad and restructuring of debt.

US Airways to lift Tel Aviv flight ban soon

2014-07-23 09:09

US Airways is planing to resume its direct flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv after a temporary ban from federal authorities on flights to Israel.

US airlines halt Israel flights amid safety worries

2014-07-22 19:30

Major US airlines have halted flights to and from Israel amid security concerns as the deadly conflict in Gaza enters its third week.

Up to governments to advise safe routes - Iata

2014-07-20 11:30

Airlines rely on governments to tell them which routes are safe and do not compromise on safety, says the head of the International Air Transport Association.

Allianz lead insurer for downed Malaysia plane

2014-07-18 10:24

Germany's Allianz is the lead reinsurer and Willis Group Holdings the broker for insurance covering the Malaysian airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine.

Wall St drops on news of downed Malaysian plane

2014-07-17 18:19

US stocks have dropped after a Malaysian passenger jetliner was downed in Ukraine, fresh on the heels of new US and EU sanctions on Russia.

SAA expects final decision on R60bn deal

2014-07-16 15:24

SA airways hopes to finalise plans to replace up to 30 planes in a long-haul fleet overhaul worth around R60bn and is looking mainly at Boeing and Airbus.

Skytrax names World's Best in aviation for 2014

2014-07-16 09:50

Mango has been named the best low-cost carrier in Africa in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Boeing, Paramount Group enter security deal

2014-07-15 16:30

Boeing and Paramount Group have signed a memorandum of collaboration to jointly develop defense and security opportunities in key international markets.

EasyJet picks CFM as engine supplier

2014-07-14 13:01

EasyJet has selected CFM International SA to provide 270 engines for its order of 35 Airbus A320 aircraft and 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Alitalia boss hails job cuts deal

2014-07-14 09:14

Italian flag carrier Alitalia's boss has hailed a preliminary deal with trade unions he hoped would help seal a partnership with Emirates airline Etihad.

Alitalia to cut jobs or face bankruptcy

2014-07-11 11:55

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned trade unions they must accept job cuts at Alitalia as part of a deal with Gulf airline Etihad or face bankruptcy.

Lufthansa to boost low-cost operations

2014-07-10 12:27

German airline Lufthansa says it is sticking to recently revised full-year profit targets and plans to expand its operations in the low-cost sector.

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