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.
Airbus claimed victory over rival Boeing at the Paris Air Show with orders and commitments totaling 421 aircraft announced through the week, but Boeing’s 331 commercial airplane sales included a far larger number of higher value widebodies....More
The GE Aviation/Pratt & Whitney joint venture Engine Alliance said it remains in contention to power the potential re-engined Airbus A380neo with a comprehensive upgrade to the GP7200, but it noted the timing of such a move is dependent on Airbus....More
ATR has sold 46 aircraft and 35 options in the year to date, valued at $2 billion including options, marking a slowdown on its previous performance due to low fuel prices and adverse dollar exchange rates....More