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Will Airbus announce the end of the A380 programme tomorrow?

The Airbus Board meets tomorrow and could take an important decision about the future of its A380 programme, along with the publication of the...

Traffic results for January 2019: Austrian Airlines starts the new year with 7.0% passenger growth

• About 791,000 passengers flew with Austrian Airlines in January, an increase of 7.0 percent • Capacity utilization up 0.5 percentage points to 70.2 percent...

SWISS reports a 5.4% growth in January passenger volumes

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 1,239,760 passengers in January, a 5.4% increase on the same month last year. A total of 11,599 flights...

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 9.1 million passengers on board in January 2019 (+4.8%)

Number of passengers rises by 4.8 percent year-on-year Capacity utilization increases by 0.6 percentage points to 76.2 percent Capacity at Frankfurt hub constant at...

Two KLM aircraft (a 747 and a 787) clip wings at Amsterdam Schiphol

On 13 February, two KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft - a Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFV) and a Boeing 787 (PH-BHA) - were involved in a...

Air Astana records USD 5.3 million net profit in 2018 on higher revenues, higher costs

Air Astana has declared an unaudited net profit for 2018 of USD 5.3 million, driven by higher revenues and higher jet fuel costs. Total...

European Commission approves acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air-France-KLM, Delta and Virgin Group

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of joint control over Virgin Atlantic by Air France-KLM, Delta and...

Emirates to fly a daily Boeing 777 from Dubai to Phnom Penh and Bangkok

Route to meet growing passenger demand and facilitate seamless travel between capital cities of Cambodia and Thailand; tourism from Southeast Asian countries vital...

Sixty days after diversion to Shiraz in Iran, Norwegian’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 is still stranded

It's been 60 days that Norwegian's flight DY1933 between Dubai and Oslo diverted to Shiraz, Iran. On 14 December, the Boeing 737 MAX 8...

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-400 returns to Toronto, Canada: landing gear didn’t fully retract

On 12 February, a KLM Boeing 747-400 (PH-BFN) was departing Toronto, Canada for flight KL692 to Amsterdam Schiphol. The pilots, however, reported a landing...

[Trip report] A disappointing business class experience on my TAP Air Portugal flight between Boston and Lisbon

For a business trip to and from the United States, I considered a direct SWISS flight between Zurich and Boston. I opted for TAP...

Details on TUI fly Belgium operations during the national strike of 13 February

Here is some additional information on the arrangements made by tour operator TUI and airline TUI fly Belgium following the national strike of tomorrow,...

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has been named ‘Best Performing Newcomer Full-freighter Cargo Airline’ in Budapest

Budapest Airport management hosted more than 300 guests at the event to express their personal appreciation to all the parties involved in the groundbreaking...

Ryanair welcomes the UK Court of Appeal ruling against “claims chasers”

RYANAIR CUSTOMERS RECEIVE 100% OF COMPENSATION Ryanair today (12 Feb) welcomed the Court of Appeal ruling upholding Ryanair’s policy of communicating with, and paying EU261...

Key traffic figures for Zurich Airport January 2019: +5.8%

In January, 2'134'608 million passengers passed through Zurich Airport, corresponding to an increase of 5.8% compared to last year. Local passengers increased by 2.6% to...

Norwegian leaves the Caribbean

After four years of presence in the Caribbean airspace, Norwegian has decided to abandon the routes to the French islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique...

Eurowings unveils Airbus A320 in Hertz livery for the 100th anniversary of the car rental company

Take off with Hertz Official christening of an Airbus A320 in Hertz special livery at Düsseldorf Airport Highlight as part of Hertz’ 100th anniversary...

Toyota Industries and ANA – All Nippon Airways to test autonomous towing tractors

At the end of March, Toyota Industries and All Nippon Airways (ANA) will test autonomous towing tractors at Saga Airport, it's the first time...

Lufthansa will wet-lease Airbus A220 aircraft from airBaltic in Summer 2019

Lufthansa intends to wet-lease two Airbus A220-300 aircraft from airBaltic during the Summer 2019 season. The aircraft will support Lufthansa’s fleet during the busy summer months and will...

National strike on 13 February in Belgium: Brussels South Charleroi Airport closed

For the first time in twenty years, not one single aircraft will take off from Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Reason? A national strike will...