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China United Airlines, pilots sanctioned over fight in cockpit

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has penalized both China United Airlines and two pilots who reportedly started a fight in the cockpit. The CAAC has imposed a 10% reduction on the airline’s existing route time, and in addition has restricted it from opening up any new fligh...

Lufthansa CEO Sees Opportunities In Iran

Lufthansa is excited by the possibilities offered by the opening up of Iran, especially for its maintenance and catering divisions, the airline group's chief executive said. Carsten Spohr said he would be travelling to Iran shortly and that talks with partners had intensified. "I thin...


Air France May Cut Long-Haul If Pilots Resist Changes

Air France is threatening to cut 10 percent of its long-haul network by 2017 unless pilots accept cost-cutting changes to their work conditions. The airline has a target to make 80 percent of its long-haul routes profitable, up from only half currently. The cuts to the network could involve at least 10 aircraft, union sources told Reuters after a meeting with managers who did not say how man...

European holidaymakers and long-haul traffic boost Norwegian’s traffic figures for August

Passenger growth and solid load factors characterize Norwegian’s traffic figures in August. More than 2.5 million customers flew with the airline this month and the load factor was close to 90 percent. Increased long-haul traffic and holidaymakers in the UK and Europe contributed to the positive traffic figures. Norwegian carried 2,566,179 passengers in August, an increase of 9 percent co...

Austrian Airlines: Flight Service to Bari as of May 2016

  Thursday flights to Bari starting May 26, 2016 · 95 Austrian Airlines flights to Italy every week · Departures from Vienna to Bari with a stopover in Lamezia Terme · Austrian Airlines further expands its network of tourist destinations and remains market leader for Italy Austrian Airlines is expanding its flight service to Italy, and will operate one flight per we...

Agency orders SkyGreece to prove it is applying its tariff and respecting passengers' rights

Following SkyGreece’s recent suspension of its operations, many complaints have been filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency. These cases are being handled through established dispute resolution processes. Given the urgency of the situation, however, the Agency is taking additional steps to ensure that the carrier meets its legal obligations to the travelling public. In a decisio...

Ryanair’s CEO on Trans-Atlantic Service, In-Flight Wi-Fi and Unbundling

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary addressed the press in Copenhagen yesterday to announce 15 new routes to Europe out of the Danish capital, despite the airline’s ongoing dispute with Danish labor unions, which forced Ryanair to close its bases in at Copenhagen and Billund airports. Skift met with O’Leary in Copenhagen to discuss the airline’s evolution as...

SkyGreece Airlines to file for bankruptcy protection and reorganization

SkyGreece Airlines (Athens) was a short-lived airline with interests in both Greece and Canada. The airline started operations on June 22, 2014 and abruptly ended all operations last month stranding passengers, especially in Canada. The company has issued this statement about its intention to file for bankruptcy protection in Canada: SkyGreece Airlines, S.A. on September 3 announced th...

Man Accused of Pointing Laser at Sheriff's Helicopter

A 55-year-old north Florida man is accused of shining a laser light into the cockpit of a Marion County Sheriff's helicopter. Deputies arrested Mark Allen Geoghagan on Wednesday, hours after they say he pointed the light at the helicopter. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the pilot and tactical flight officer were assisting deputies with a suspic...

Penhaligon takes to the skies with British Airways

London perfumer Penhaligon’s will be filling the air with fragrance, as it takes to the skies with British Airways on the airline’s most exclusive jet to New York for a month. British Airways customers flying on the luxury 32-seat jet between London City and New York will receive a complimentary full size bottle of Penhaligon’s unisex perfume in a gift bag, and the cabin crew...

FedEx donates equipment to children’s charity

FedEx has donated essential school equipment to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK in support of children’s charity Action for Children (AFC). The charity helps more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers through 650 projects across the UK. As part of the FedEx Cares programme, team members collected over 2,500 school items, which...

New SkySpa replaces employee downtime with ‘me’ time

For flight attendants, Airport Customer Service agents and other Delta employees, having a bit of downtime in between flights used to mean heading to a break room or lounge, catching up on emails, reading or connecting with colleagues. That will soon change as the airline introduces the new SkySpa –designed exclusively for employees – scheduled to launch at three airport hubs in ear...

Air Berlin, 1,5% increase in capacity utilization in August 2015

Airberlin is continuing on its path towards restructuring and was able to significantly improve its overall capacity utilization in August, both year on year, and in comparison with the previous month. The capacity utilization rate, taking into account the capacity adaptation carried out, increased by 1.5 percent, thus reaching a record level of 90.9 percent. The capacity utilization for the...

Southwest Airlines and pilots reach agreement in principle

Southwest Airlines announced that it has reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract for the airline's 8,000-plus pilots. The agreement now heads to the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) Board of Directors which will decide whether to submit it to pilots for a vote. The Company did not disclose the terms of the agreement. "The process is far from complete...

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Direct Qatar Airways Flights to Osaka from 6 April 2020

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Next-gen Wi-Fi upgrade for All Nippon Airways fleet

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Norwegian Air Named Four-Star Low-Cost Airline by APEX for Two Consecutive Years

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