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Air Serbia A319
Air Serbia reports strong operational performance in 1Q
Air Serbia has announced what it describes as its strongest ever first-quarter operational results.
KLM Boeing 737-800
KLM and TUI Netherlands to expand cooperation
Dutch flag carrier KLM and package holiday operator TUI Netherlands will intensify their existing cooperation agreement.
Mango Boeing 737-800
South African LCC Mango mulls future fleet
South African low-cost carrier (LCC) Mango Airlines is starting to consider the future shape of its fleet, as aircraft leases approach an end.
Boeing-SaudiGulf Airlines negotiations
Boeing negotiating widebody order with SaudiGulf Airlines
[UPDATED] Boeing said it has agreed to negotiate a widebody aircraft order with Saudi Arabian startup SaudiGulf Airlines for as many as 16 aircraft, which the airline indicated will be 777s and/or 787s.
LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787-8
LOT Polish Airlines implements expansion plan 
LOT Polish Airlines is seeing increasing numbers using Warsaw Chopin Airport as a transfer hub and hopes to expand those numbers further, according to CEO Rafał Milczarski.
London City Airport to install remote ATC tower
London City Airport (LCY) will be the first in the UK to have its air traffic control (ATC) functions controlled remotely.
Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER
Kuwait Airways implements new ticketing system
Gulf airline Kuwait Airways will undertake its long-awaited cutover to a new ticketing and reservations system this weekend.
Dubai International Airport
Dubai puts airport funding in place
The government of Dubai has put in place $3 billion of credit facilities for the future development of both Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports.
UPS to upgrade Airbus A300 cockpits
United Parcel Service UPS Airlines is to undertake a major flight deck upgrade of its fleet of 52 Airbus A300-600R freighters.
Kuwait Airways CEO Ebrahim Abdullah Al-Khuzam
Kuwait Airways names new CEO
Kuwait Airways has appointed Ebrahim Abdullah Al-Khuzam as its new CEO, succeeding Rasha Al-Roumi, who resigned in April.
LOT Boeing 787-8
LOT Polish Airlines considers fleet rationalization 
LOT Polish Airlines would like to simplify its aircraft inventory, but is unable to proceed because of existing leases and contracts, CEO Rafał Milczarski said May 16.
EasyJet Airbus A319
EasyJet 1H losses deepen, but outlook improving
UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet reported a net loss of £192 million ($247.8 million) in the first half of its financial year, widened from a net loss of £15 million for the same period last year.
Air Arabia posts 10% drop in 1Q net profit
Gulf low-cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia reported a first-quarter net profit of AED103 million ($28 million), down 10% compared to net profit of AED114 million in the 1Q 2016. Revenue for the quarter was AED810 million, down 14% year-over-year.
ICAO plans worldwide drone management framework
ICAO aims to develop a common global framework for traffic systems for drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Emirates Airline sees full-year profits slump on external factors
A combination of geo-political and macroeconomic factors brought about a sharp reduction in earnings at Emirates Airline in the 2016-17 financial year, the Dubai-based carrier reported May 11.
Blogs & Commentary
May 10, 2017
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The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their face changes?...More
May 5, 2017
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Doug Parker: ‘Our stock is so undervalued it defies logic’

What will it take for Wall Street to buy into the notion that US airlines are safe—and even forward-thinking—investments?...More
May 2, 2017
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US lawmakers are angry, but want airlines to self-regulate

Today’s congressional hearing on US airline customer service was certainly a venting exercise for lawmakers. The question is, will this new wave of airline bashing stop at angry words or be followed by regulation?...More
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