Lufthansa/Air Berlin: buying time

Preventing a break-up of the struggling carrier only helps so much

St. Lucia’s Go Fly eyes funding for island-hopper flights

Go Fly Airlines (St. Lucia Vigie) is a St. Lucia-based start-up looking to offer inter-island flights using a fleet of Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravans. Mario Reyes, Go Fly's founder, told HTS St. Lucia TV in an interview that although the start-up currently has one Caravan on its ...


Elliott pushes for shake-up at Colombia’s Avianca airline – Financial Times


Financial Times

Elliott pushes for shake-up at Colombia's Avianca airline
Financial Times
Delta, United and Panama's Copa Airlines are considering bids for all or part of Avianca, say people close to the talks with Avianca. Ed Bastian, Delta's chief executive, said this month that he had not made a “committed bid” yet for Avianca. Avianca ...

Elliott pushes to shake up Colombian airline

US hedge fund holds talks with senior executives

British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food – The Guardian


The Guardian

British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food
The Guardian
The decision to jettison free food from economy class comes six months after Alex Cruz took over as British Airways chief executive, having previously run its low-cost Spanish sister airline Vueling. Cruz said the change was a response to passengers ...
British Airways confirms £4.75 M&S sandwiches will replace free in-flight foodTelegraph.co.uk
Here's what it's like to fly First Class on British AirwaysBusiness Insider UK
Pigs will fly as British Airways stops free food on short haul flights and sells M&S favouritesMirror.co.uk
Business Traveller -Reuters UK -TRBusiness
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Qatar Airways to enhance British Airways cooperation

Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) and IAG International Airlines Group have announced a joint business agreement wherein the former and the latter's British Airways (BA, London Heathrow) unit will enhance their existing commercial ties. Under the deal, which comes into effect from October 30, ...

British Airways to charge for inflight food and drink on European flights: what will it mean for passengers? – The Independent


The Independent

British Airways to charge for inflight food and drink on European flights: what will it mean for passengers?
The Independent
But the airline hopes it will actually make its offer more appealing, by offering passengers a better choice and quality of food. Its research ... The move will also align BA with its sister airlines in the IAG conglomerate: Aer Lingus and the two ...

Aurora Advances MIT’s D8 Airliner Concept With Demo Plans

Aurora Flight Sciences plans ground tests and flight demonstrations to prove the efficiency improvements promised by MIT’s unconventional “double-bubble” D8 twin-aisle short-/medium-range airliner concept.

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Airline Profits May Be Vulnerable, IATA Says

Passenger growth is showing signs of peaking, as IATA looks for new ways to sustain airline earnings.

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Aircraft Financiers Prepare For Market Slowdown

There is still disagreement over whether short-term aircraft demand has already peaked or is about to­—or whether there is time left until the going gets much tougher.

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American Airlines Executes On Merger Promises

While the sunsetting of the US Airways brand is the most public change from its merger with American, most of the work of integration happened behind the scenes and in fact is continuing.

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Opinion: Why Low Oil Prices Are Bad For Business Aircraft

Why business aircraft and civil rotorcraft face a cloudy future
Business jet demand was once linked to a wide array of economic indicators, especially equities markets and corporate profits. Since 2008, these links have broken down.

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Infrastructure crunch to hurt both airlines and airports – Times of India


Times of India

Infrastructure crunch to hurt both airlines and airports
Times of India
As airlines are slated to bring in hundreds of planes in the coming years, India is staring at a nightmarish logjam at its airports, which just don't have the infrastructure and runway capacity to keep pace. Here's more. Stay updated on the go with ...

Airlines see sharp rise in unruly passengers, says industry group – BBC News


BBC News

Airlines see sharp rise in unruly passengers, says industry group
BBC News
The number of incidents of unruly behaviour by airline passengers rose sharply in 2015. Incidents of people getting in fights, being verbally abusive or refusing to follow cabin crew orders were up by 17%, according to the International Air Transport ...
Plane rage: airlines report 17% rise in anti-social behaviourThe Guardian
Plane rage: Airlines report 17 per cent rise in unruly passengersABC Online
The worst airline passengers are usually soberQuartz
CBS News -Deutsche Welle
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Why do airlines still offer inflight duty-free? – Stuff.co.nz


Stuff.co.nz

Why do airlines still offer inflight duty-free?
Stuff.co.nz
Why do airlines continue with inflight duty-free sales? There are plenty of opportunities for duty-free shopping at airline terminals - usually with more choice. The duty-free carts require a capital investment, they add weight, and airlines are ...

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Why do airlines still offer inflight duty-free? – Traveller


Traveller

Why do airlines still offer inflight duty-free?
Traveller
Why do airlines continue with inflight duty-free sales? There are plenty of opportunities for duty-free shopping at airline terminals, often there are refund schemes that allow shoppers to buy at high street outlets, and even at home in the case of ...

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Plane rage: airlines report 17% rise in anti-social behaviour – The Guardian


The Guardian

Plane rage: airlines report 17% rise in anti-social behaviour
The Guardian
... airline flights have risen almost 17% worldwide in 2015, with incidents such as passengers being verbally abusive or refusing to obey cabin crew occurring on one out of every 1,205 flights, according to the international trade association for airlines.
Airlines see sharp rise in unruly passengers, says industry groupBBC News
Plane rage: Airlines report 17 per cent rise in unruly passengersABC Online
Unruly airline passengers up worldwide, but down in USUSA TODAY
CBS News -Quartz
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Meet Kate, the world’s youngest commercial airline captain – Traveller


Traveller

Meet Kate, the world's youngest commercial airline captain
Traveller
The 26-year-old British woman recently qualified as an airline captain, making her the youngest commercial captain in the world. Share on Facebook ... Royal Brunei Airlines' first all-female pilot crew before their inaugural flight earlier this year ...
British Airliner May Have World's Youngest Commercial Airline Captain!WTVY, Dothan

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Romania’s Cobrex Trans secures Kosovo charter contract

Kapolei, Hawai’i ends scheduled commercial services

Mokulele Airlines (MW, Kona) has terminated scheduled services to Kapolei as of September 6 following sustained losses. Up until the station's closure, the Hawaiian island-hopper specialist had offered four daily return flights from Kalaeloa to Kahului using Cessna (single turboprop) Grand ...