Monthly Archives: July 2017

Delta Air Lines takes stake in Air France-KLM

Delta Air Lines is deepening its longstanding and industry-leading partnership with Air France-KLM Group with a €375 million investment to acquire ten per cent equity in the joint venture partner and a seat on the Air France-KLM board. Additionally, Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic will launch a combined long-term joint venture, supported by a […]

Boeing shares skyrocket after Q2 results announced

On July 26, Boeing held its earnings call, announcing Q2 2017 results and updating their outlook for the year. The time period, during which the company won 183 commercial aircraft orders and introduced a new model – 737 MAX 10 – with 361 orders/commitments to date, can be described as a “perfect home run,” despite […]

Boeing reducing staff at a record pace

Boeing has been reducing staff at the fastest pace in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reports. During the first half of the year, the aerospace giant has parted with about 4% of its employees, most of whom have worked at large enterprises in the state of Washington. Boeing says it must increase […]

easyJet ready to face Brexit with new airline

The second-largest European low-cost carrier easyJet, based in the UK, has been issued with an Austrian air operator’s certificate (AOC). Such a move will allow the airline that operates multiple routes in Europe to protect itself from the possible legal consequences of Brexit – Britain’s seemingly inevitable withdrawal from the EU. easyJet Europe, a newly […]

Singapore Airlines, pax up by 5.4% in June 2017

SIA Group airlines’ passenger load factor (PLF) improved 4.6 percentage points to 82.7%. Passenger carriage (measured in revenue passenger kilometres) increased 8.6% compared to last year, outpacing capacity (measured in available seat kilometres) expansion of 2.7%. Singapore Airlines’ passenger carriage increased 5.4% compared to the previous year, against a capacity contraction of 0.9%. PLF improved […]

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Additional summer frequency to Russian capital brings total daily flights to three Airline celebrates 14 years of award-winning service to Moscow this August DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the […]

Ryanair Calls On Attorney General’s Office To Expedite (Noise) Statutory Instrument To Allow Dublin’s Second Runway To Proceed

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (19 July), called for an end to the repeated delays in the delivery of a second runway at Dublin Airport and urged the Attorney General’s Department to expedite the simple piece of primary legislation (the statutory instrument) to make the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) the competent authority to monitor noise […]

SAS Lounge In New York – Larger And In A New Design

SAS – Scandinavian Airlines continues to invest in its SAS Lounges and have now opened the newly renovated lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport (terminal B). The 100 sqm larger lounge creates an exclusive space for SAS travelers to relax or work in front of their flight. The lounge (440 sqm) can now host more travelers and is […]

US ends laptop ban for good

US ends the laptop ban with Saudi Arabia becoming the last airline whose customers are now – again – allowed to carry their laptops and other electronic devices on board US-bound flights. In June, the US issued the new revised security measures directive for all airlines that operate US-bound flights. The laptop ban was lifted […]

Emirates and flydubai sign partnership agreement

Emirates and low-cost sister carrier flydubai entered an extensive partnership agreement to leverage each company’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth, without merging the management. The partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling. The new model will give flydubai customers connectivity to Emirates’ worldwide destinations and for […]