Tensions are rising at Cargolux International Airlines (CV) over the increased influence of Qatar Airways (QR), which is reportedly willing to increase its shareholding to 49% from 35% via a capital increase.
The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Goodrich Corp. by United Technology Corp. (UTC) after its preliminary investigation indicated potential competition concerns, the EC said Tuesday.
KLM and Ukraine International Airlines are increasing capacity between Amsterdam and Kiev and expanding their codeshare agreement, partly in response to an anticipated rise in demand owing to the upcoming 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Ukraine.
Iberia Express (I2), Iberia's (IB) new subsidiary for short and medium-haul flights, started scheduled flights Sunday with four A320s operating from Madrid (MAD) to four destinations in Spain, despite opposition from IB mainline pilots and unions representing cabin crew.
Iberia Express (I2), Iberia's (IB) new subsidiary for short and medium-haul flights, will start scheduled flights Sunday with four A320s operating from Madrid (MAD) to four destinations in Spain, despite opposition from IB mainline pilots and unions representing cabin crew.
Air France (AF) has reached agreements with most unions representing ground staff, cabin crew and pilots to renegotiate working conditions to improve the company’s overall productivity and bottom line.
The UK government has confirmed the Air Passenger Duty (APD) will rise to 8% April 1 as previously announced, despite strong lobbying from airlines, airports and the tourist industry to cancel the tax.
China’s opposition to the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS), has prevented Lufthansa (LH) from obtaining rights to operate an Airbus A380 to Shanghai, LH chairman and CEO Christoph Franz said.
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