Tag: Airlines

Fuel Prices Rise But Major Airlines Have No Hedging Plans

Commenting at the Airline Economics Conference in Dublin on Monday, January 22, four of the major carriers, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates, confirmed they will not be hedging fuel bills, despite a recent rise in the cost of oil. For the first time in three years, the global Trent benchmark […]

Ryanair Renews Interest in NIKI Takeover

Ryanair has confirmed the Irish LCC has contacted the Austrian administrators of bankrupt airberlin subsidiary NIKI, expressing interest in participating in the insolvency process and potential purchase of remaining NIKI assets, head of communications Robin Kiely told ATW. Ryanair was one of the earlier bidders for NIKI, which filed for bankruptcy Dec. 13, 2017, immediately […]

Delta Named 2017’s Most On-Time Global Airline

Delta Air Lines was named the World’s Most On-Time Airline among mainline carriers by the aviation data and analytics company FlightGlobal, incorporating FlightStats, and is the first U.S. airline to earn the industry-leading distinction in the nine years FlightGlobal’s FlightStats has presented its OPS Awards, according to a release by the company Tuesday. In 2017, […]

Oceania Airlines and Airports Well Represented in Punctuality Table

Oceania airlines and airports ranked among the top 20 most punctual mainline and low-cost carriers in 2017, a report says. The Punctuality League report from aviation consultancy OAG said Qantas was the fifth most punctual mainline carrier of 2017 with an on-time performance of 86.18 per cent. Two other local carriers also made the top […]

Lufthansa Group to Hire More than 8000 New Employees in 2018

In 2018, Deutsche Lufthansa AG will hire more than 8,000 new employees. The majority of them will be flight attendants who will work for various Lufthansa Group airlines in 2018. Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline, will be hiring around 2,500 flight attendants alone at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich; overall, the Lufthansa Group airlines will […]

easyJet Aims to Double German Passenger Numbers

With the taking over of a number of operations at Berlin’s Tegel Airport from the now defunct Air Berlin, easyJet has announced its predictions to more than double the number of the low-cost carrier’s German passengers to 18 million per year. Friday 5, 2018, saw the launch of easyJet’s first domestic flight from Tegel, to […]

Ukraine Considers Creation of Two New Airlines

Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian has announced that negotiations on establishment of two airlines with foreign and Ukrainian capital are currently underway. According to him, these carriers may begin operation in Ukraine next year. Omelian made the announcement on the Espresso.TV television channel. “We started negotiations with three companies at the beginning of this […]

Norwegian Reveals Its Biggest Ever Year of Growth in 2018

Low-cost airline Norwegian reveals its plans for 2018 as the award-winning carrier’s rapid expansion will take the airline to new heights. Norwegian will build upon its growth by launching new long-haul routes – including its first service to South America, introducing a new enhanced Premium cabin and inflight Wi-Fi to new long-haul aircraft. Norwegian will […]

Lufthansa Reveals the First Secrets of Its New Business Class

Lufthansa has revealed one of its best-kept secrets and unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class. It will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9. The new seat is the key element of the service and comfort level in the cabin, which have […]

Japan Airlines and Aeroflot Launch Comprehensive Partnership

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Public Joint Stock Company “Aeroflot – Russian Airlines” (PJSC “Aeroflot”) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic cooperation agreement to pursue commercial opportunities which will greatly benefit the customers of both airlines by providing more options for travel between Russia and Japan. Since the relaxation of visa requirements […]