• 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
  • Airbus

    Airbus, owned by Franco German EADS, is to double the amount of vendor financing it offers to about US$2.64 billion next year, the Financial Times reported. The financing is aimed at supporting commercial aircraft sales and maintaining deliveries as...... Read More
  • Americas : Boeing strike deadlock more bad news

    Airlines waiting for Boeing aircraft deliveries have no immediate hope in sight as the strike at the US planemaker’s Everett assembly plant near Seattleappears no closer to a resolution. This follows the adjournment of a second round of mediated...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : Air Berlin, S7 and Niki join forces

    S7 Airlines, Air Berlin and Austria’s Niki are entering into a broad codesharing alliance, ending S7’s bid for Austrian. Air Berlin and Niki will put their codes on many of S7’s Russian domestic routes while S7 will grow its...... Read More