Japan’s two major airlines expect to remain strongly profitable as they enter a new fiscal year, although while All Nippon Airways (ANA) predicts a gain for the period, Japan Airlines (JAL) is forecasting a slight drop in net income.
Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways executives stress that while a new runway is vital for Hong Kong International Airport, raising user fees to pay for construction could be detrimental to the airport’s competitiveness versus other hubs.
Philippine low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air is taking delivery of its sixth Airbus A330-300 this week, completing current orders for the widebody aircraft type it is using to expand its long-haul network.
A report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has revealed the locator-beacon battery in the flight data recorder (FDR) had passed its expiration date, an oversight that later triggered a fleet-wide check by the airline.
Republic Airways Holdings is “in a stabilized approach” toward reaching a new labor agreement with its pilots, though “difficult stuff” still needs to negotiated, chairman, president and CEO Bryan Bedford said....More
The US government is “taking very seriously” the request Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and their labor groups have made that consultations begin with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar on alleged subsidies for the airlines from those countries, a US Department of State official said....More
The US airline industry must safeguard itself against “atypical employment practices,” which could threaten safety as well as destroy the compact between employer and employee, a labor leader said here....More