United Airlines has dropped plans to acquire 12 additional Newark International Airport (EWR) slot pairs and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has dropped its lawsuit seeking to prevent United from acquiring those slots....More
Star Alliance members Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) are expanding their codeshare agreements as part of a commercial joint venture that was concluded in November 2015....More
An Indonesian Batik Air Boeing 737-800 on takeoff run at Jakarta’s Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport collided with an empty TransNusa Air Services ATR 42-600 on April 3, causing severe damage and fires on both aircraft....More
UK low-cost carrier (LCC) EasyJet will base its 10th Airbus A320 family aircraft at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport and plans to launch new routes to Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pristina and Catania this spring....More
After what Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden described as a “hard fought competition”, his company walked away with the $4 billion prize – a rare opportunity to grow via an acquisition-merger with Virgin America. So what now for the JetBlue Airways, the other suitor in this airline love triangle?...More
Yesterday I wrote some initial thoughts on potential outcomes if, as widely reported but not confirmed, Virgin America is talking to potential buyers.
Reports so far have focused on the most likely bidders for the San Francisco-based carrier being Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways....More
Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many passengers actually know which aircraft type they are flying on?...More