Category: Airlines & Airports

A4E Call on European Commission to Address Airport Charges

Reading Time: 2 minutes The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years. The data, compiled in a new Aviation Economics study, show that charges at the 21 largest European […]

The First Airbus A320neo Delivery in the World to Lufthansa

Reading Time: 3 minutes On January 20, Lufthansa took possession of the first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier as well as Robert Leduc, the President of Pratt & Whitney and David Hess, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Aerospace for United Technologies made a special trip to Hamburg-Finkenwerder to celebrate […]

New Airline Association “Airlines for Europe” (A4E)

Reading Time: 1 minute Five major European airline groups launched a new alliance aimed at promoting their interests when dealing with national and EU regulators, today (20 January) in Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Aviation companies employ almost 2 million people in the European Union and contribute 110 billion euros to the EU economy, according to the European Commission. But competitors […]

Concorde Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, returned to Heathrow today to inspect the iconic supersonic aircraft, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first commercial flight. “She’s looking ship-shape and remarkably good 40 years on! I’m delighted that, parked in her position at the end of runway 27L, millions of customers […]

Record Year for Vienna Airport and Optimistic Perspectives for 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2015 was a record year for Vienna Airport. The 4-Star airport handled 22.8 million passengers in spite of the crisis- and strike-related challenges. This corresponds to a year-on-year rise in passenger volume of 1.3%. The growth drivers were primarily new long-haul routes, new destinations and frequency increases. The outlook for 2016 remains optimistic. Flughafen Wien […]

Delta Air Lines Posts $4.5 Billion 2015 Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines earned a net profit of $4.53 billion in 2015, a nearly $3.9 billion improvement from $659 million in net income in 2014. Delta CEO Richard Anderson told analysts and reporters that capacity discipline remains a key to the airline’s consistent financial success. The carrier grew total system capacity 3% year-over-year in 2015 […]

Polish LOT Flies Its Dreamliner to Tokyo

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first plane from Warsaw landed in Japan’s capital. LOT’s Dreamliner was welcomed by celebration for passengers at the airport. The just launched Warsaw-Narita service is the first-ever and sole link between Poland and Japan and it provides a greater convenience for both Japanese and European passengers. LOT President Sebastian Mikosz said the company will […]

Dublin Airport Sets New Record with 25M Passengers in 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutes Dublin Airport had its busiest ever year in 2015, as a record 25 million passengers travelled through the airport during the past 12 months. Passenger numbers increased by 15% last year with an additional 3.3 million people using Dublin Airport during 2015. The expansion was fuelled by 22 new routes and extra capacity on almost […]

British Airways to Recruit a Record Number of Pilots and Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history. The record crew numbers will help fly the airline’s growing aircraft fleet – with 13 brand new 787-9s and A380s […]

Virgin Atlantic to Spend $4.3 Billion on 12 Airbus Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. is set to announce a deal for 12 Airbus Group SE A350-1000 jets with a list price of $4.3 billion as Richard Branson’s flagship carrier renews its wide-body leisure fleet, according to people with knowledge of the plan. U.K.-based Virgin will probably buy nine of the twin-engine planes directly from Airbus […]