London Gatwick Airport said Oct. 10 it had passed passenger and destination milestones far in advance of official predictions, as it continues a fight to win the planned new runway for the congested South East of England.
UK-based Monarch Airlines has denied speculation that it is in financial difficulties. The airline said it anticipated announcing a “significant investment” from its main shareholders “in the coming days.”
Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea plans to increase the pace of its re-fleeting plans, which include switching from Boeing 717s to Airbus A319s in 2017, as it moves toward an all-European fleet over the next few years.
Turkish low-cost carrier (LCC) Pegasus Airlines is unlikely to be profitable this year because of the geopolitical climate in Turkey that resulted in a downturn in tourism, but the LCC expects to rebound in 2017, CEO Mehmet Nane told ATW.
UK-based ground- and cargo-handling specialist Menzies Aviation is proposing to acquire US airline services and independent fueling service provider ASIG from parent BBA Aviation for £153 million ($202 million).
US President Barack Obama has weighed in on airline travel and borrowed a line from former IATA director general Tony Tyler that completely upends Tyler’s famous mantra that airlines are a “force for good”....More