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UK flight ban on electronic devices announced image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 04:34:26 PM
.... . The UK ban goes even further than the US move which does not affect national carriers. ...
Transport trouble ahead as air, rail and tube strikes loom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:08:52 PM
....Meanwhile, British Airways crew will walk out for three days from next Thursday, following a 48-hour strike this week which led to around 100 flights being cancelled or merged. The Unite union says pay at the national carrier is so low that crew are taking second jobs or working while sick. ...
BA cabin crew to hold further three-day strike over 'poverty pay' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:24:43 PM
....The crew will walk out for three days from next Thursday, following a 48-hour strike this week that led to about 100 flights being cancelled or merged by BA. The union, Unite, says pay at the national carrier is so low that crew are taking second jobs or working while sick because they cannot afford to take a day off. ...
BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:01:19 AM
...."With the parent company of British Airways forecasting annual profits in the region of £2. 3bn, it's clear that the UK's national carrier can pay the people who keep us safe while we fly a decent wage," he added. ...
Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 09:51:32 AM
....Passengers will be able to fly from London to Australia non-stop when airline Qantas launches its new service from March 2018. Australia's national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the west of the country, to the UK capital using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. ...
British Airways cabin crew to vote for possible industrial action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 04:21:44 PM
....Unite’s regional officer Matt Smith said: “British Airways, once the ‘world’s favourite airline’, is fast becoming the ‘world’s least liked’, paying poverty wages. It should be to the company’s eternal shame that they, the UK’s national carrier, are making billions while their cabin crew responsible for maintaining a safe environment are working while sick and without adequate rest. ...
Qantas airline soars to record profit after restructuring image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 12:55:33 AM
. Australia's national carrier Qantas has posted record annual profits of A$1. ...

Fiji declares public holiday after first ever Olympic medal win
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 09:05:55 AM
.... . In other responses in the rugby-obsessed nation: phone carriers offered free calls; Fiji Airways, the national carrier, announced the only beer it will serve on Friday will be Fiji Gold, a popular local beverage; and the government declared August 22 a national holiday to mark the win. ...
Defying tradition to become a pilot in Indonesia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 05:56:07 AM
....Indonesia is one of the most hazardous places in the world to fly. But Patricia Christabele, a 23-year-old pilot with the country's national carrier Garuda, flies small planes to remote and stunning islands, and loves it. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of June 2016 11:47:27 PM
.... . He subsequently led the firm through a massive cost-cutting programme that involved some 5,000 job losses, in the midst of which the national carrier announced the biggest annual loss in its near 100-year history, leading to calls for Mr Joyce to be sacked. ...
British Airways considers ditching free food in economy class image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of May 2016 01:44:33 PM
....Related: IAG revises growth plan after Brussels attacks affect demand for flights. Charging for meals would remove one of the last onboard differences between BA and its budget rivals, but help the national carrier compete on fares. ...
Thai Airways sees return to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:28:33 PM
....57bn a year ago. The national carrier has been struggling amid an increasingly competitive regional marketplace. ...
South Africa's economy 'in crisis' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 01:23:09 PM
....18bn; £840m). He had been expected to announce plans on privatising state assets - he fell short of that but said the government was looking at the possibility of merging the loss-making national carrier, South African Airways, with the state-owned SA Express airline "with a view to engaging with a potential minority equity partner". ...
BA took flight when we tried to get a refund image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
.... Problems occur, but it is completely unacceptable for it to wash its hands of the matter – even if, as it claims, its terms and conditions mean the contract is with Bahamasair. This is the sort of behaviour you would expect from the cheapest online-only travel agent, not the UK’s national carrier. ...
Pakistan strike causes flights chaos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 12:39:43 PM
. Air travel across Pakistan has been badly disrupted by a strike against plans to privatise the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines. ...
Russia bans Egypt Air flights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of November 2015 03:26:22 PM
. Russia's state aviation authority has banned Egypt's national carrier from flying to Russia, a Moscow airport spokesman says. ...
VW chief to accompany Angela Merkel on trade visit to China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of October 2015 06:41:12 PM
....Merkel’s industrial delegation will consist of nearly 20 executives from the machinery, electrical and telecommunications sectors as well as VW. Lufthansa, Germany’s national carrier, will also be in talks with Air China about its proposed joint venture. ...
Finland strike 'shuts down ports' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of September 2015 09:38:08 AM
....A widespread anti-austerity strike in Finland has shut down ports and disrupted flights in the country, news agencies have reported. Finnair, the national carrier, has cancelled 16 domestic flights and delays are expected. ...
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Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 08:31:56 AM
....2. Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported a return to full-year profit and says it plans to buy new planes. ...
Qantas returns to full-year profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of August 2015 12:10:06 AM
. Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported a return to full-year profit and says it plans to buy new planes. ...
Rolls-Royce boosted by £1.4bn order for troubled Trent 700 engines image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of July 2015 09:36:29 AM
.... . The jets will be leased by IAFC to Saudia, the national carrier of the Saudi Arabia, and the airline has signed up to a $1. ...
Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 06:32:51 AM
. Australia's national carrier, Qantas Airways, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars ($68m; £43m) to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze. ...
Qatar Airways raps ILO 'vendetta' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of June 2015 03:49:17 PM
.... . Dubai-based Emirates Airlines, the fourth-biggest international carrier of passengers and biggest airline in the Gulf, has a similar rule on pregnancy. ...
Malaysia Airlines 'technically bankrupt' as new chief seeks to shed 6,000 jobs image
.... As part of the plan to cut costs overall by 20%, the airline will slim down its fleet, starting by selling two of the six A380s in its fleet. It will also refurbish its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 long-haul planes, and cut some unprofitable international routes, while remaining “a full-service international carrier connecting continents”. ...
Ryanair chief to be kingmaker in IAG's Aer Lingus takeover image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Thursday 28th of May 2015 12:21:28 AM
....Mr Walsh’s IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, received a massive boost to efforts to win Aer Lingus on Tuesday night when the Irish government agreed to sell its 25. 1 per cent stake in the national carrier – after extracting assurances on maintaining services between Heathrow and Dublin, Cork and Shannon, maintaining the Aer Lingus brand and keeping it headquartered in Ireland. ...
British Airways' owner makes £1bn offer for Ireland's Aer Lingus image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 06:57:57 PM
.... International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has confirmed it has reached agreement with Aer Lingus to make a €1. 4bn (£1bn) cash offer for Ireland's national carrier. ...
Chaos at Rome airport after fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of May 2015 02:04:08 PM
....Many passengers were sent to the airport's three other terminals where they were subjected to long delays. Airlines including national carrier Alitalia are offering alternative flights or refunds to affected passengers. ...
Lufthansa facing more cost-cutting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of May 2015 07:21:34 AM
....The crash on 24 March, in which 150 passengers and crew died, had limited impact on bookings, Lufthansa said, and that insurance is expected to cover the claims brought by the families of the victims. Lufthansa, like other national carriers, is trying to bring costs down in order to compete better with rivals from the Gulf and Turkey and low-cost carriers in Europe. ...
Shares in Lufthansa and Airbus fall following Alps plane crash image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of March 2015 11:09:11 AM
.... How Lufthansa shares reacted to news of the A320 crash. Germanwings is a low-cost airline wholly owned by Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa. ...
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index hits fresh 15-year high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:49:15 AM
.... . However, Australia's national carrier Qantas reported its best half-year profit in four years, as turnaround plans came to fruition. ...
Qantas posts best half-year profit in four years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 26th of February 2015 12:05:56 AM
. Australia's national carrier Qantas has reported its best half-year profit in four years, as turnaround plans come to fruition. ...
Heathrow must expand to compete with international rivals, says airport boss image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 23rd of February 2015 03:10:26 PM
....4 million passengers passed through Heathrow in 2014. A trade union representing Aer Lingus workers has backed a takeover approach from BA-owner IAG, after the company outlined its growth plans for Ireland’s national carrier. ...
Qantas scraps fuel surcharge but raises fares  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:31:36 AM
...."The dynamics of this market have seen Qantas International post significant losses in the past two years," he said, adding that yields were still significantly lower than before the global financial crisis. The national carrier is recovering from the heavy losses and announced last month that it expects to post its best first-half result since 2010. ...
James Moore: Dublin faces a Hobson's choice over Willie Walsh's third Aer Lingus offer image
.... With a year to go before Ireland’s next general election, the opposition Fianna Fail party has scented blood and sought to make political capital from the ruling Fianna Gael-led coalition’s dilemma by insisting that the deal is against the national interest. The usual reaction on this side of the Irish Sea, where laissez faire is an article of faith when it comes to deals, is for people to start rolling their eyes at this point (with good reason, when it comes to politicians wrapping themselves in the flags of their national carriers, if nothing else). ...
Aer Lingus considers new offer from BA owner IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of January 2015 07:28:26 AM
.... To do that he believes the business must expand - that was the reason behind the creation of IAG in the first place, which brought together British Airways and Iberia. For small national carriers such as Aer Lingus, the fear is being left behind as the huge new Middle Eastern competitors - Etihad, Qatar and Emirates - take advantage of new hub airports such as Dubai and continue expanding at break-neck speed. ...
Malaysia Airlines website 'compromised' by hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of January 2015 05:57:05 AM
....Hackers claiming to be from the "Lizard Squad - Official Cyber Caliphate" group have attacked the official website of Malaysia Airlines. The national carrier's homepage currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo. ...
Aer Lingus 'to accept' bid from British Airways owner IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 24th of January 2015 08:40:43 PM
....Aer Lingus is the fourth busiest operator at Heathrow behind BA, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic. However, opposition Irish MPs have called on the Irish government to veto any takeover bid, which might cede control of the national carrier. ...
Cyprus Airways shuts down after order to repay state aid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of January 2015 06:11:27 PM
. Cyprus' national carrier has ceased operations after an EU decision it must repay over 65m euros (£50m) in illegal state aid. ...
AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia plane 'at bottom of sea' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of December 2014 01:28:28 AM
....There were 155 passengers on board, the company said in a statement:. This has been a difficult year for aviation in Asia - Malaysia's national carrier Malaysia Airlines has suffered two losses - flights MH370 and MH17. ...
AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of December 2014 08:30:37 AM
.... The governor of East Java, Soekarwo, the mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, and the chief executive of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, have come to talk to the relatives to assure them that all is being done to locate the missing Airbus. This has been a difficult year for aviation in Asia: Malaysia's national carrier Malaysia Airlines has suffered two losses - flights MH370 and MH17. ...
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary: 'No company has done more in the last 30 years to boost the process of European integration than us' image
.... . Investors have pushed Ryanair’s market capitalisation to nearly £15bn, compared with less than £1bn for Ireland’s national carrier, Aer Lingus. ...
Fourth Qantas plane in 48 hours forced to turn back mid-flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of December 2014 07:04:07 PM
. A fourth Qantas plane has been forced to turn back mid-flight, marking the second day of technical difficulties for the national carrier. ...
Asian shares up despite weak economic data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of December 2014 01:56:12 AM
....7. Shares of national carrier Qantas jumped nearly 14% after the airline said it expected to report its best first-half profit since 2010, thanks to a faster-than-anticipated turnaround from 2013's record loss. ...
'Malaysians are stupid' and don't know how to run an airline, says former prime minister image
....Malaysian news site Malaysiakini reported Mr Mohamad as saying: “Malaysians are stupid. They don’t know how to manage aviation,” after the announcement from the Malaysian government that Christoph Mueller, the current chief executive of Ireland's Aer Lingus, will take the helm at the national carrier. ...
Aer Lingus boss chosen to be new Malaysia Airlines chief  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of December 2014 03:57:56 PM
....Mr Mueller's Aer Lingus notice period ends on 1 May. "The appointments announced today are part of efforts by the government and Khazanah to lay strong foundations for the future success of our national carrier," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said. ...
Amazon: We're not out to destroy Royal Mail image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 10:00:00 PM
McCall's easyJet success could catch the eye of a retailer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 15th of November 2014 08:00:43 PM
.... . Customer service was also not what it might have been and, with its fleet beginning to tire, customers were questioning whether easyJet really was a low-cost alternative to national carriers. ...
Qantas back on track to earn a profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of October 2014 04:28:57 AM
. Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas said it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September. ...
easyJet boosted by Air France strike image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 3rd of October 2014 11:18:04 AM
....The carrier has pushed hard to lure business travellers to its planes, offering allocated seats, flexible tickets,  and higher frequencies on key  routes — a move that rival Ryanair is now aping. EasyJet’s success at doing so was boosted by the strike at Air France as well as industrial action at Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa. ...
Ryanair tie-up with Amadeus paves way for codeshare deals with national carriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of September 2014 12:20:05 PM
. Ryanair has said it is open to code-sharing – or providing flights for national carriers – claiming it is inevitable that the likes of British Airways will eventually rely on low-cost rivals to operate short-haul connections. ...
Qantas posts record loss: where did it go so wrong? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of August 2014 01:24:21 AM
.... Although regrettable, allowing Qantas to off shore some aspects of the business may ensure that the majority of jobs Qantas provides in Australia remain viable in the long term. Indeed, other than a sentimental attachment to the idea of a national carrier, there are few logical reasons to continue to maintain the legislative restrictions that are thwarting Qantas’ capacity to compete. ...
MH370: Malaysia Airlines 'burning £1.3 million in cash reserves' each day image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:31:25 PM
.... The fund is expected to announce its restructuring aims this week. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has described the move as “the first step needed to return our national carrier to profitability. ...
Air New Zealand sees 30% earnings increase for the year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 02:01:46 AM
....5bn. The government-controlled carrier is the largest shareholder in Virgin Australia Holdings and was recently given approval to form an alliance with Singapore's national carrier, Singapore Airlines. ...
Malaysia Airlines: State fund proposes takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of August 2014 02:46:08 AM
. Malaysia's state investment firm Khazanah Nasional has proposed a "complete overhaul" of troubled national carrier Malaysia Airlines. ...
Ebola: BA suspends flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of August 2014 08:29:50 PM
....The Liberian government statement said all outgoing passengers were receiving mandatory health checks, and that it would "work around the clock" to ensure international entry points were secure from Ebola. It added: "We will continue to engage openly and positively with regional and international carriers so that any suspended flights can be resumed as soon as possible. ...
EU orders Ryanair to pay back €10m in illegal state aid image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 09:34:54 PM
.... . Ryanair, whose success in securing lucrative deals from small regional airports was a key factor in its growth to becoming the largest international carrier in Europe, said the ruling would not impact its expansion plans. ...
Ryanair told to pay back 10m in illegal state aid from France image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of July 2014 05:54:35 PM
....5 million at seven other airports where commercial arrangements had been questioned but ultimately approved. Ryanair, whose success in securing lucrative deals from small regional airports was a significant factor in its growth to becoming the largest international carrier in Europe, said the ruling would not affect its expansion plans. ...
Qantas foreign ownership cap to remain after Coalition admits defeat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of July 2014 10:21:47 PM
....The government instead adopted Labor’s call for a minimalist proposal to remove two other existing limits on Qantas: the 35% cap on the level of ownership by a single foreign airline and the 25% cap on a single foreign owner. In March the government paved the way for a political standoff over the future of the national carrier by deciding to remove part three of the Qantas Sale Act, which included the ownership caps. ...
Alitalia closer to securing cash injection from Etihad  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of June 2014 06:00:06 AM
.... . Etihad - which is bankrolled by Abu Dhabi’s oil-rich rulers - is on an aggressive global expansion drive that has seen it take equity stakes in a number of international carriers. ...
Heathrow's new terminal a reminder of what we have gained but also lost image
.... . The $15bn (£9bn) hub will replace the country’s current principal airport, Doha International, which will be phased out after the national carrier, Qatar Airways, moves its operations over to Hamad today. ...
Qantas says it wont add new capacity, ending price war with Virgin Australia image
. The price war between Qantas and Virgin Australia appears to be over after the national carrier said it would not add new capacity in the coming months. ...
Australia's Sydney gets second airport  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of April 2014 05:33:34 AM
.... Sydney's current Kingsford Smith Airport is only 8km away from the city and it operates with a curfew between 23:00 and 06:00. Australia's national carrier, Qantas, welcomed the announcement. ...

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