Carriers


  • Europe/ CIS: Lufthansa to take over Brussels Airlines

    Lufthansa will take over Brussels Airlines, the carriers announced recently, in a deal that potentially values the Belgian carrier at €250 million (US$355.6 million) and could pave the way for its entry into Star Alliance. In a first step,...... Read More
  • China: Possible China Eastern, Shanghai Air merger

    China Eastern Airlines’ (CEA) president Cao Jinxiong said recently that government shareholders in his company and Shanghai Airlines (SA) are discussing a merger of the two carriers, the Wall Street Journal reported. He said that the government plans to...... Read More
  • British Airways World Cargo

    A former executive in British Airways’ cargo business has agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing in the US and will serve eight months in jail and pay a fine of US$20,000. Keith Packer, a British citizen, was formerly commercial...... Read More
  • Europe/ CIS: Alitalia rescued from death throes

    The last unions holding out against a deal to salvage beleaguered Italian national carrier, Alitalia agreed late last month to a plan which will see the bankrupt airline’s assets to a group of Italian investors. The breakthrough with the...... Read More
  • United Airlines

    UAL Corporation, the holding company whose primary subsidiary is United Airlines, announced that Kathryn Mikells will be named senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Jake Brace, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who is retiring 1...... Read More
  • The right time for CASS in Sri Lanka?

    Implementation of CASS is a contentious topic discussed in airline circles: IATA has been having on going discussions in Sri Lanka with the national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines, as well as other on-line carriers on implementation of the Cargo...... Read More
  • Middle East: Etihad enjoys good passenger volumes

    Etihad Airways has enjoyed its busiest summer period in its four year history with more than 1.6 million passengers flying onboard the Abu Dhabi-based airline’s flights during the months of June, July and August, the carrier said. The summer...... Read More
  • Air Canada

    Air Canada has announced the president and chief executive officer of Air Canada Cargo, Claude Morin is its new vice president, Global Sales. Morin succeeds Marc Rosenberg, vice president, Sales and Product Distribution, who will be retiring fromAir Canada...... Read More
  • Middle East: New codeshare between Etihad and Malaysia Air

    Etihad Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines. Under the deal, the Abu Dhabi-based airline will place its two-letter ‘EY’ code on Malaysia Airlines’ flights between the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and Kota Kinabalu, Penang,...... Read More