Tag: Airlines

Airlines Fly Lower After Barcelona Attack

Airline stocks took a nosedive on Friday morning as the horrific van attack in Barcelona the previous evening was felt likely to hit tourism to the region. British Airways and Iberia owner IAG and EasyJet both shed 3% in early trading, while Ryanair was 5% lower on the open, before all three pared losses as […]

Air Berlin Files For Administration As Etihad Expresses Disappointment

Air Berlin has filed for administration after Etihad Airways said it cannot continue to guarantee future cash infusions into the troubled airline. “This development is extremely disappointing for all parties, especially as Etihad has provided extensive support to Airberlin for its previous liquidity challenges and restructuring efforts over the past six years,” Etihad has said […]

WestJet Reports Record July Load Factor Of 85.6%

WestJet announced July 2017 traffic results with a load factor of 85.6 per cent, an increase of 0.4 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.8 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.4 per cent over the same period. The airline flew […]

European Passengers Face Huge Delays As Flights Cannot Depart On Time

Thousands of flights recently had to be delayed because EU border controls are significantly understaffed to comply with tightened immigration checks — some passengers even missed their flights. During this busy summer travel season, airline travellers have become victims of the disproportionate impact that the implementation of a new EU Regulation is having on the […]

EasyJet Posts Strong 3Q Results And Raises FY2017 Profit Outlook

UK-based low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet reported a strong balance sheet with net cash of £426 million ($553 million) as of June 30. As a result, easyJet raised its profit guidance and expects its pretax headline profit for the full-year to reach £380–£420 million, compared with the £365 million analysts predicted. However, the LCC warned low […]

Emirates And flydubai Join Forces With A New Agreement

Emirates and flydubai unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration […]

Air Canada Sets Record For Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to 1 million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On June 29, Air Canada welcomed aboard 166,850 customers, a record for Canada’s flag carrier, and from June 29 to July 4 over 930,000 customers took flight with Air Canada. “As Canadians […]

El Al Israel Airlines To Acquire Israir

Israeli flag carrier El Al is to take control of fellow Israeli airline Israir. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by the country’s antitrust authority, will use El Al charter subsidiary Sun d’Or as the vehicle through which Israir will be acquired. Israir is a privately owned package holiday company that sells accommodation as […]

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

BAA Training Provides ATR 42/72 Training For Tanzanian Airlines

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, has announced that it has gained an approval to provide ATR 42/72 full flight simulator services for Tanzanian aviation companies. After the audit of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) passed smoothly, ATR 42/72 type rating training and full flight simulator dry or wet lease can be provided in […]