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Qatar Airways Cargo announces major network expansion
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways Cargo will be a major player in three new regions of the globe within the next year, according to chief officer-cargo Ulrich Ogiermann.
Air Mauritius
Air Mauritius moves into profit
Indian Ocean flag carrier Air Mauritius recorded a net profit of €15.4 million ($17.4 million) for the year ended March 31, reversed from a net loss of €23.7 million the previous year.
British Airways (operated by South African carrier Comair) 737-800
St. Helena airport opening delayed by wind shear problems
The opening of a new airport on the remote British island outpost of St. Helena has been delayed for an indefinite period following the discovery of wind shear problems on the approach path.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines pilot strike enters fourth day
Strike action by some 400 Swedish pilots at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) showed no sign of ending June 13, as the carrier announced 230 flights and 27,000 passengers would be affected.
Saudi Arabia licenses first new carrier under liberalization regime
SaudiGulf Airlines will be licensed to start domestic flights in the Gulf nation from June 22, the Saudi aviation regulator, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), said June 10.
SAS Swedish short-haul pilots go on strike
SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ Sweden-based short-haul pilots walked out after salary negotiations ended without agreement.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines A330-300
SAS Scandinavian Airlines reports mixed half-year results
SAS Scandinavian Airlines posted a loss after tax of SEK75 million ($9.3 million) for the first half of its financial year, substantially reduced from a loss of SEK361 million for the same period last year.
American Airlines A321
May sees increase in Airbus sales tempo
Airbus orders accelerated in May after a slow start to the year, with 83 orders over the course of the month, more than doubling its total for the year so far.
Gulf Air continues to narrow deficit in 2015
Bahraini flag carrier Gulf Air moved closer to breakeven in 2015, reducing its net loss to BD24.1 million ($63.6 million) from BD62.7 million in 2014.
European Union to start liberalization talks
Planned economic benefits from new aviation agreements between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Southeast Asia could be worth more than €20 billion ($22 billion) over the next eight years, the European body said June 7.
Chinese company acquires German airport
Chinese aviation and logistics group Shanghai Yiqian Trading Co. has bought Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn airport.
Fastjet narrows losses for 2015, but draws more shareholder criticism
African low-cost carrier (LCC) fastjet narrowed its net losses in 2015, recording a deficit of $16.9 million compared to its $58.5 million loss a year earlier.
Air France pilots to strike 4
Pilots at Air France have given notice of a four-day strike next week, in protest at what they say are deteriorating working conditions.
Spanish LCC Volotea to open new base in Genoa, Italy in 2017
Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Volotea is to open a new base in Genoa, Italy. It will be its fourth base in the country and its ninth in Europe.
El Al 1Q losses widen
El Al Israel Airlines posted a 1Q 2016 net loss of $21.4 million, widened from the company’s $16 million net loss in 1Q 2015.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 29, 2016
blog

Ataturk attack calls for reevaluation of airport security

If there is going to screening, it has to be done somewhere, and therefore some crowding somewhere is inevitable....More
Jun 27, 2016
blog

Brexit could lead to doors closing on Open Skies

Among questions being asked in the air transport industry since last week’s shock Brexit referendum result is what does the UK’s divorce from the European Union mean to the US-EU Open Skies aviation agreement?...More
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