Jetstar was founded by Qantas in Australia in 2004 and has since grown into a $4 billion pan-Asian low-fares airline group, with joint-venture airlines in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam....More
A white male with an American accent stands in the aisle of a commercial airliner and delivers an angry, hate-filled, political rant at the rest of the passengers, daring them to reveal themselves as “Hillary bitches”. He gets to stay on the flight....More
Kurt Hofmann interviewed Mark Schwab in Rio de Janeiro in December, where the Alliance celebrated the opening of a dedicated lounge at Rio’s Galeão–Tom Jobim International Airport.
Schwab joined Star from United Airlines in 2011. He retires Jan. 1 and will be succeeded by COO Jeffrey Goh....More
Nigerian carrier Arik Air has resumed operations after a Dec. 20 meeting called by the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) addressed concerns between the airline and protesting aviation unions....More
IATA and aviation stakeholders in Brazil are launching an advocacy campaign to ensure lawmakers and government officials understand the importance of airlines to the country’s economy, which has been decimated....More
Members of the Professional Pilots’ Union have balloted in favor of a work-to-rule policy at UK carrier Virgin Atlantic Airways, as the group seeks to be the only pilot body represented at the airline....More
Airbus secured net orders for 731 aircraft in 2016, while deliveries were up 8% at 688 aircraft, exceeding its full-year target. By comparison, Boeing logged net orders for 668 aircraft and delivered 728....More