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Pilots’ call to shareholders: “Ryanair management & governance must change”

Tomorrow, investors will meet at Ryanair’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) – under a general media ‘lock-out’ imposed by the airline’s management team. One year...

Ryanair welcomes French Supreme Court decision in Marseille case, mulls re-entering French market

Ryanair today (19 Sept) welcomed the French Supreme Court ruling in the Marseille employment case, which confirmed Ryanair’s position that the E101 certificates issued...

Passenger traffic growth decelerates to +4.8% in July, according to ACI Europe

European airport trade association ACI EUROPE releases its traffic report for July 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe expanded by +4.8%...

Brussels Airport partners (Brussels Airlines, TUIfly, DHL Express, Belgocontrol) strengthen environmental cooperation

Belgocontrol and Brussels Airport Company have signed a cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines, TUI Fly and DHL Express, on undertaking joint initiatives that further...

European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS): European Council adopts regulation

European Travel Information and Authorisation System On 5 September 2018, the Council adopted a regulation establishing a European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS). ETIAS is...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes FAA certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refuelling and mission avionics...

IATA: Solid traffic growth, record load factor in July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced healthy global passenger demand for July with all regions reporting growth. Total revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) rose...

IATA: Moderate freight growth continues in July, up 2.1%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 2.1%...

NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment

Belgian F-16s and German Eurofighter Typhoons will contribute to NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing...

IATA: Passenger demand accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs)...

IATA: Freight growth slowdown continues in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), rose 2.7%...

ACI Europe releases air traffic report for the first half of 2018

ACI Europe has released its air traffic report for June 2018, Q2 & H1, which has revealed that during the first half of this...

Strikes at Ryanair: the European Commission confirms that Belgian law applies to Belgian employees

The European Commission said on Wednesday that Belgian law applies to Ryanair employees based in Belgium. Its Social Affairs Commissioner, the Belgian Marianne Thyssen,...

Dutch pilots demand AF-KLM Cargo cancels wet-lease freighter deal with Qatar Airways

Dutch pilots’ association VNV has hit out at Air France-KLM for wet-leasing airplanes from Qatar Airways, claiming the Qatari carrier engages in anti-competitive practices. In...

Leading EU Tourism Associations join A4E efforts to minimise impact of damaging ATC strikes

29 strike days in the first six months of 2018 have caused delays and cancellations affecting millions of travellers. Members of NET, the...

IAG, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air submit French ATC strikes complaint to European Commission

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air have submitted complaints to the European Commission against France as its air traffic controllers’ strikes...

European Commission approves acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair, igniting a war between the latter and Lufthansa

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair. The Commission concluded that the transaction...

A parade of 22 helicopters will open the Brussels NATO Summit on Wednesday

Early Wednesday afternoon, 22 military helicopters from 13 NATO nations will fly over the new headquarters of the North Atlantic Alliance during an air...

ACI-Europe: Slower – but still robust – passenger traffic growth in May

European airport trade association ACI EUROPE released its traffic report for May 2018, during which average passenger traffic in geographical Europe grew by +6.1%...

Extraordinary NATO summit in Brussels on 11 and 12 July; expected arrival of several Heads of State and Government

On 11 and 12 July 2018, an extraordinary NATO meeting is scheduled in Brussels. Fifty-five delegations, including 29 heads of State and Government will...