Airlines News

Airlines El Al announces plans to drop Up brand

Israel’s national carrier El Al has announced to drop its European low cost brand Up in 2018.

Airlines Iberia and Binter announce new codeshare agreement

Iberia and Binter have extended their code-sharing agreement. The extension will be mostly applied on flights within the Canary Islands, since Air Europa has started to operate on these routes.

Airlines Thomas Cook acquires Air Berlin Aviation GmbH

Thomas Cook has acquired Air Berlin Aviation GmbH, an affiliate of the former German carrier.

Airlines Ryanair applies for UK AOC

Ryanair has announced the application for a UK subsidiary to secure operations after a possible Brexit.

Airlines Primera Air is considering new transatlantic routes

Primera Air is considering new transatlantic routes for its low cost long haul expansion.

Airlines IAG Group acquires Niki

IAG Group has announced the acquisition of the insolvent Austrian Niki.

Airlines Lufthansa Group in talks to buy Alitalia

Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera reports Lufthansa could take over Alitalia in the next days.

Airlines German pilot union called for Ryanair strike

Several German Ryanair pilots went on strike, following unsatisfactory negotiations between the union and the Irish low-cost airline.

Airlines Uvet Group takes over Italy´s Blue Panorama

Italian Uvet Group has announced it will acquire 100% of Blue Panorama Airlines. The value of the transaction is not known yet.

Airlines SAS Ireland commences operations

SAS Ireland has received its AOC by the Irish Aviation Authority and commenced flights between UK and Scandinavia.

Airlines Italian Meridiana announces new long-haul flights

Italian carrier Meridiana has announced a major fleet renewal and new non-stop flights from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK and Miami.

Airlines Air China and Air Canada conclude further cooperation

Air China and Air Canada have announced to further strengthen their strategic cooperation. The new agreements are another step for realizing a full joint venture.

Airlines Singapore Airlines receives first A380 with new cabin concept

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year, at a special ceremony hosted by Airbus in Toulouse, France.

Airlines Ryanair accepts pilot unions to prevent chaos over Christmas

Ryanair has announced to recognize Pilot unions to prevent potential customer disruptions over the Christmas period.

Airlines Aigle Azur orders two Airbus A330 for long-haul operations

French airline Aigle Azur has announced to start long-haul operations in 2018. Today, the airline ordered two Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

Airlines Niki files for bankruptcy protection and ceases operations

Austria’s Air Berlin subsidiary Niki has filed for bankruptcy protection and ceased operations on Thursday.

Airlines Lufthansa leaves plans to take over Niki, makes further concessions

Over the course of Lufthansa´s planned acquisition of parts of the Air Berlin group, the airline has now made further concessions to the European Commission (EC). Lufthansa will not further pursue the takeover of Niki.


Airlines Airline’s Christmas marketing campaigns

Christmas holidays are probably the busiest time to travel by airplane. Passengers around the world did not expect to meet Santa Claus during their travel. Several airlines launched marketing campaigns for the Christmas season and surprised their passengers.

Airlines Ryanair pilots in Ireland announce strike

Ryanair pilots in Ireland announce strike action on December 20, 2017.

Airlines Easyjet receives EC approval for Air Berlin acquisition

British low cost carrier Easyjet has received European Commission approval for its recent agreement to acquire part of Air Berlin’s operations at Berlin Tegel Airport

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