Lufthansa has made significant progress in achieving labor deals for lower cost operations on long-haul routes after reaching an agreement with UFO, the union representing flight attendants, on how a fleet of Airbus A340s can be used on low-yield routes.
Lufthansa is expected to release a new pilot retirement plan Monday, the carrier’s latest effort to convince its flight crews that proposed reforms to the early retirement system are not worth the going on strike over.
Damage found on wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 indicates there were impacts from a large number of high-energy objects from outside the aircraft, according to a Dutch Safety Board accident report.
The wreckage of Air Algerie Flight 5017 (AH5017) has been found in a “disintegrated state” in the Gossi region of northeastern Mali, near the border of Burkina Faso, according to French President Francois Hollande.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER with 280 passengers and 15 crew crashed Thursday in Ukraine, killing everyone on board and sparking a massive international political crisis as evidence pointed to the aircraft being shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
British Airways has started using its Airbus A380s as a tool to reduce frequencies on trunk routes without cutting capacity and is pleased with the initial results, according to British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group (IAG) CEO Willie Walsh.
The chances of ATR getting approval from both of its shareholders quickly for a new large turboprop are looking remote, judging from comments made by Airbus Group chief strategy officer Marwan Lahoud at the company’s annual press conference in Toulouse.