Tag: airlines industry

Alitalia: Gloomy Future After easyJet Quits Rescue Talks

Reading Time: 1 minute Alitalia, the flag carrier of Italy, is again facing uncertain future after easyJet has pulled out of rescue talks and given up its interest in the Italian airline. Alitalia has been experiencing turbulence since 2017, when it went into administration after the employees of the airline voted against cutting jobs and salaries that was vital […]

Airlines Faced with Critical Decision Making as Jet Fuel Prices Rise

Reading Time: 1 minute With fuel coming second only to wages as an airline’s greatest outgoing, a period of critical planning awaits them with rising prices coinciding with the traditionally busy summer season. In 2018 alone jet fuel prices have risen 15 percent, while over the last twelve months they have risen by approximately 60 percent. With schedules and […]

FedEx Debuts Containerized 767 Crew Rest

Reading Time: 1 minute FedEx Express has put its first containerized crew rest developed for its Boeing 767-300ERs into service, the company said. The first unit is flying on the carrier’s route connecting its Memphis hub and Brazil’s Viracopos International Airport, said Leo Warmuth, the carrier’s managing director–aircraft engineering and technical planning. Each container can accommodate two crewmembers and […]

The Perks of Smaller Airlines for Kick-Start of Pilot’s Career

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many in the aviation sector have at some point encountered operational disruption, as a result of the growing pilot shortage. Just this year airlines like Norwegian, Ryanair and Hong Kong Express had to cancel flights due to scarcity of pilots. As the increasing demand for air travel is only making the situation, worse, major airlines […]

Aeroflot Group Plans to Add 40 Planes to Its Fleet in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Aeroflot Group plans to add 40 planes to its fleet in 2017, according to the company’s investor presentation. In 2016, the company added 33 aircraft. As of December 31, 2016 Aeroflot’s fleet contained 291 aircraft (excluding one An-24 which was leased out). Aeroflot Group also plans to increase the number of passengers carried by 12-14% […]

Alaska Airlines to Hire for 2,300 Frontline Jobs in 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes A forecasted more than 2,300 frontline jobs will be up for grabs at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air throughout 2017. The growing airlines are looking for candidates to fill hundreds of flight attendant, pilot, reservations and customer service jobs throughout the airlines’ route network. Jobs will be posted to alaskaair.jobs and horizonair.jobs throughout the year. […]

Qantas Posts $372 Million Net Profit for 1H FY2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas reported a consolidated net profit of A$515 million ($372.1 million) for the first half of its FY2017 (July-December 2016), down 25.1% from A$688 million in the first half of FY2016. Group revenue declined 3.3% to A$8.2 billion for the period. Expenses stayed even year-over-year (YOY) at A$7.4 billion. The group’s operating profit came to […]

Aeroflot Named Strongest Airline Brand in the World

Reading Time: 1 minute Aeroflot has been named the strongest airline brand globally in 2017 by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent branded business valuation and strategy consultancy. Brand strength is based on observing the brand’s current performance, accessing the relevant beliefs, associations and attitudes in the minds of consumers, and estimating the brand’s future performance and profit streams. […]