• Arik Air

    Arik Air, the growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of three Airbus A340-500s. This order makes Arik Air the 10th and latest customer for theA340-500.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Lufthansa, Air France- KLM volumes drop

    Lufthansa, Europe’s biggest cargo airline, reported a sharp drop in freight traffic in August from a year ago as the residual impact of strike action in July ended several months of strong gains. The German carrier said the 8...... Read More
  • India: Cargo carriers may get to do own Indian handling

    India’s civil aviation ministry may allow cargo carriers like Blue Dart and UPS to do their own ground handling at airports. Th is is a result of a recent representation by Blue Dart, the country’s largest operating cargo carrier,...... Read More
  • United Airlines

    United Airlines doubled its fee tocheck a second bag on North American flights to US$50, blaming the increaseon “volatile” fuel prices. The new chargeapplies to customers who purchasetickets for travel up until 10 November.It said the new fee schedule...... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Air Caraibes, the A350-1000 XWB launch customer

    French Caribbean carrier Air Caraïbes has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A350-1000 aircraft, and is with this purchase decision becoming the European launch customer for the largest version of the A350 XWB. The aircraft will be operated...... Read More
  • 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