African low-cost airline Fastjet has introduced two new services—“SmartClass” and “Freighty” packages—to tailor services with market demand, following a growing trend among Europe’s low-cost operators.
Greece-based Aegean Airlines reported an after tax profit of €15.9 million ($21 million) for the half year ended June 30, down marginally from the €16.5 million reported for the same period the previous year.
UK air navigation services provider NATS has signed an agreement with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) confirming a 10-year contract to provide air traffic control and engineering services at both Manchester and London Stansted airports.
Dubai International Airport has recorded its 18th consecutive month of handling more than five million passengers despite the refurbishment of two runways, which resulted in a 26% reduction in flights during May and June this year.
London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have expressed support for the proposed creation of a permanent infrastructure authority to address the UK’s long-term strategic infrastructure requirements, including airport capacity.
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year....More
American Airlines (AA) chairman and CEO Doug Parker has chastised the US political system for treating the airline industry like a vice rather than a business that fuels the economy and warned that the fast growth of major Gulf carriers is an increasing threat to US carrier global competitiveness....More
Privatization of the US’s air traffic control (ATC) system will be considered as part of the FAA reauthorization legislation Congress will take up next year, according to a House of Representatives member....More