Tag: Europe

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 […]

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 […]

Ryanair Pilots to Cost Carrier an Extra €100m Per Annum

Following on from the rostering debacle, Ryanair has addressed the competitiveness of the low-cost carrier’s pilots’ pay, together with communication, career progression and basing. Michael O’Leary, the company’s CEO has claimed that the pay offered was “already slightly higher” that competitor airlines, but he admitted that response to a tightening market for experienced first officers […]

easyJet to Take Over Planes from Bankrupt airberlin

The final flight of bankrupt german airline airberlin landed in the German capital on Friday evening, as the fate of thousands of employees of the stricken carrier remains unclear. airberlin, which employs some 8,000 people, triggered bankruptcy proceedings in August after its biggest shareholder Etihad Airways pulled the plug on a cash lifeline following years […]

London Airports to Be “Completely Full” by Mid-2030s

All five of London’s main airports will be “completely full” by the mid-2030s, and four of them within a decade, according to updated aviation demand forecasts published by the UK government. Transport minister Chris Grayling said that the forecasts “also show us that the north-west runway scheme at Heathrow is the one which delivers the […]

Air France and Vietnam Airlines Sign a New Joint Venture

On 10 October 2017, Air France and Vietnam Airlines announced the signing of a strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimize their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their position in a buoyant but highly competitive market. Starting 1 November 2017, date of the launch of this new joint venture, Air […]

Wizz Air Announces The Greatest Recruitment Campaign Since Its Launch

Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced the biggest recruitment campaign in its history, with opportunities available across its extensive network. After 13 years of strengthening its leading position in the CEE aviation market, WIZZ will be creating almost 1,300 new direct jobs in the coming year with 21 brand […]

Heathrow Ranked The Best In The World For Connectivity

London Heathrow has taken the number one spot in OAG’s annual list of the top 50 international megahubs, with the top three airports all hailing from Europe. Frankfurt took second spot while Amsterdam sat in third place. However, Heathrow was the only UK airport to feature in the top 50 list. Measured through OAG’s connections […]

Ultra Low Cost Disruptor Norwegian Air Sets Sights On Dubai

Middle East carriers might need to brace themselves; Norwegian Air’s website suggests the carrier’s commencement of operations to Dubai is imminent. The ultra low cost disruptor made a name for itself by flying passengers across the Atlantic, from Europe to the US, for as low as €54 (AED 236) and to the Caribbean for even […]

Ryanair Eyes Up Purchase Of All Of Air Berlin

Ryanair CEO Ryan O’Leary has made it clear that subject to being provided with more information, and one major condition, Ryanair would be very interested in making a bid for the whole of the insolvent Air Berlin. He has indicated that obtaining additional data on the airline’s finances was critical. According to Mr. O’Leary, Ryanair […]