• India: Jet losing money but expects to top Air India

    Jet Airway CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer is expecting another loss in the current financial year but believes the carrier will pass Air India in terms of revenue for the 12 months ending 31 March, 2009, to become India’s leadingairline. Jet,...... Read More
  • XL Airways

    XL Airways UK grounded all flights last month after its parent company, XL Leisure Group, the UK’s third-largest tour operator, was put into administration, leaving an estimated 85,000 passengersstranded abroad.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: BA to shed 1,400 jobs and £170 million

    UK carrier British Airways says it is offering voluntary redundancy to 1,400 senior and middle managers in a bid to cut about three per cent of its 42,000 workforceand £170 million from its wages bill.... Read More
  • New Zealand: Air NZ makes enviro history

    history last month with the first “gate-to-gate optimised flight,” between New Zealand and San Francisco. The 777-200ER flight, dubbed ASPIRE 1 (Asia and South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions), started in Auckland and consumed 4,600 litres less fuel than...... Read More
  • Qantas

    Qantas used the handover ceremony of its first A380 in Toulouse recently to announce that it is likely to add to the 20 of the type it already has on order. CEO Geoff Dixon and his successor, Alan Joyce,...... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Serbia’s Jat Airways nearing bankruptcy

    Jat Airways is nearing bankruptcy, according to Serbia’s Press newspaper. The Serbian government has been attempting to sell a 51 per cent stake in the troubled carrier since late June to raise money to revitalise it. But no buyers...... Read More
  • Hong Kong: Cathay looks at major network restructuring

    Cathay Pacific Airways is looking at a possible major revamp of its network and fleet than previously disclosed, according to a memo sent to employees last week by CEO Tony Tyler. Tyler bleakly warned that the airline likely won’t...... Read More
  • Air Menzies International

    A serious security breach left Air Menzies International unable to x-ray air cargo shipments at a number of UK locations, including London Heathrow recently. UK Department for Transport officials discovered apparent failures on the part of Menzies Aviation at...... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: “No way BA-AA!” says Virgin’s Branson

    Virgin Atlantic president Richard Branson said he was prepared to spend heavily to try to prevent a planned tieup between British Airways, American Airlines and Spain’s Iberia. “If it is approved we believe Virgin Atlantic will be damaged (along...... Read More
  • Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific boosts Oz freighter capacity

    Cathay Pacific will add a third B747- 400 freighter service on its Australia route effective 27 September. The airline will operate a B747-400F Sundays on a Sydney-Melbourne rotation. Cathay said the additional freighter was required tomeet strengthening seasonal demand.... Read More