• India : Indian aviation sector set to shrink

    Half of India’s airlines could disappear during the current financial downturn, according to a BBC News interview with Air India boss Raghu Menon. The chairman of the country’s flagship carrier, Air India, believes no more than four or five...... Read More
  • British Airways

    UK carrier British Airways will increase weekly London Heathrow-Dubai UAE flights to 20 from the current 14 from 29 March 2009. The carrier also is increasing weekly services from Heathrow to Johannesburg, South Africa from 14 to19 from 1...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : China Eastern links Copenhagen to Shanghai

    China Eastern Airlines has begun operating a new service from Copenhagen to Shanghai via Frankfurt. Passengers will once again be able to fly from Copenhagen Airport to Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines’ service to Frankfurt, which will be extended...... Read More
  • India : Jet Airways trims int’l network

    In reaction to the spreading global economic downturn, specifically in the USA and UK, Jet Airways plans to optimise its network, focusing more on its established international gateways and routes, the carrier said. The airline’s much heralded, recently established...... Read More
  • Spanair

    A Spanish court appears to be takingsteps to launch an official criminalinvestigation into the August 20 crashof a Spanair MD-82 at Madrid-BarajasAirport that killed 154 people. Reportshave suggested that a maintenance chiefand two technicians are being questionedon suspicion of...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Airbus will deliver 12 more A380s this year

    Airbus will meet its target of delivering 12 A380 super jumbo aircraft this year, the company’s chief executive pledged recently, brushing aside reports that manufacturing and engineering difficulties had again put the project behind schedule. The 525-seat, A-380 has...... Read More
  • India : Jet and Kingfisher in alliance

    Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines announced an agreement to form an alliance aimed at helping both carriers to rationalise and reduce costs. There will not, however, be any mutual equity investments between the two companies. The scope of the...... Read More
  • Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana and British Airways

    The share swap ratio for the merger between Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana and British Airways hasn’t yet been agreed upon, according to a Caja Madridofficial, Dow Jones reported. The UK and Spanish carriers announced a US$5.1billion all-share merger...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Statement on fuel surcharge

    British Airways World Cargo has announced a reduction to its fuel surcharge. The surcharge will be GBP0.60 / USD0.90 / EUR0.90, with effect from 3 November 2008. The fuel surcharge reduction follows a second consecutive week that the fuel...... Read More
  • Australia : Wireless mouse could be behind Qantas turbulence

    The rapid altitude change in October of an Airbus A330-300 cruising at 37,000 feet with 303 passengers aboard resulted in injuries to at least 74 people, a potential compensation bill for the airline (Qantas) and new concerns about potential...... Read More