The South African government has agreed to grant a “going concern guarantee” to struggling flag carrier South African Airways (SAA), but has insisted on major reforms at the carrier, including looking for a strategic equity partner.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines recorded net income of SEK805 million ($94 million) for the third quarter of its financial year ended July 31, marginally up on the SEK800 million earned for the year-ago period.
The president of Rolls-Royce’s civil aerospace division, Eric Schulz, has met All Nippon Airlines (ANA) executives in Japan in the wake of several incidents involving the Trent 1000 engines installed on the Japanese carrier’s Boeing 787s.
Airlines face losing control of their customers to reservation systems such as Google FlightSearch unless they take measures to personalize their offers to passengers, audiences at the Aviation Festival in London heard Sept. 9.
The preliminary report on the Aug. 3 crash landing of an Emirates Airline Boeing 777-300 at Dubai International Airport stated that the aircraft attempted a go-around after initially touching down briefly.
Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) is to introduce a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) of QAR35 ($10) for all departing passengers, together with transferring passengers who make a connection within 24 hours.
Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) says it will change Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines on Boeing 787s following the discovery of fatigue cracks in blades in the intermediate pressure turbine (IPT).
Earlier in September, I wrote two blog commentaries about Delta Air Lines’ complaint against JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes. Delta wrote to the US General Service Administration (GSA) - which manages government operations, including travel for federal employees – complaining about route awards granted to New York-based JetBlue....More
The new IATA director general and CEO attends the ICAO Assembly in Montreal this week confident that the carbon emissions proposal that the air transport industry has forged is a good one that can be implemented....More
Aviation infrastructure shortcomings in the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region have become a dire situation, prompting IATA to warn governments in the area of the potential cost to their economies if they do not quickly address airport and airspace congestion....More