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Delta Air Lines slashes prices on flights to the USA with cheap return flights from £309

January 23rd 2018 10:52AM
It's no secret that you can find some of the best travel deals in the January sales , and now Delta Air Lines has got in on the bargains bonanza. The airline has slashed prices on flights from the UK to the USA, with cheap return fares starting from £309pp in economy, with some very glamorous cities on ...

Local airlines carried 117 million passengers in 2017

January 23rd 2018 10:48AM
In December, domestic air passenger count grew by about 17.7% with Indian carriers flying 11.2 million during the month. SpiceJet had the highest load factor with 95.6% of its seats filled up in December 2017, followed by GoAir (92%) and IndiGo (90.8%). All remaining airlines had a load factor of above ...

Nigerian Airlines Kick Over Plan Of Federal Government To Open Sky To Other African Airlines

January 23rd 2018 8:37AM
It was an intense session today at the annex office of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos between the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the federal government, following the resolve of the latter to commence full implementation of the ...

Now over 23 million passengers from Seattle

January 23rd 2018 8:03AM
In 2016 Alaska Airlines, along with Horizon Air, SkyWest and Virgin America operations, flew just over 26.74 million seats from Tacoma, an increase of 8.5% when compared to the 24.63 million it flew from the airport in 2015 (Virgin America was not purchased by Alaska Airlines until 2016). For 2017, the ...

VLM Airlines inaugurates Zurich service

January 23rd 2018 7:41AM
VLM Airlines, the recently restored operator, has begun flights between Antwerp and Zurich, adding to its existing London City link. Launched on 22 January, the airline will offer 10 weekly flights on the 518-kilometre hop to Switzerland. Seen at the launch are: Marcel Buelens, CEO of Antwerp and ...

Model gets £100k payout after Asiana Airlines flight attendant spilled boiling hot noodle soup on ...

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
She was flying in the business class cabin when an Asiana Airlines crew member accidentally spilt the instant noodle soup on her, the Straits Times reports. Despite several operations, the former model still has not recovered from the burns. "Even after years of skin transplant surgery, I cannot fully ...

Lift-off for easyJet shares as rival airlines struggle

January 23rd 2018 5:26AM
The airline, Europe's number two budget operator, is operating in a market that has been re-shaped by the collapse of rival Monarch, and Air Berlin and Alitalia falling into administration. Market leader Ryanair has also had difficulties, having to scrap flights due to pilot rostering issues. The reduction in ...

Formula One Champion Niki Lauda Rescues Airline Named After Him

January 23rd 2018 5:03AM
Lauda had teamed up with Thomas Cook Group Plc's German airline Condor for an earlier bid, though it's not yet clear whether Niki will fly on behalf of the tour operator under the new deal. IAG, which originally bid 20 million euros ($24 million) for Niki, is disappointed that it won't be able to add the ...

Annoyed by a fuel stop on your direct flight? Why airlines can't always plan ahead

January 23rd 2018 5:03AM
Laval St. Germain, a pilot for Canadian North, says most of the time airlines can plan ahead, but there are a whole host of factors that come into play, including weather, strong headwinds, slippery runways and technical issues. Weather can also change quickly: a Canadian North flight could land with no ...

European Stocks Extend Gains as Airlines, Health Care Equities Edge Higher

January 23rd 2018 4:41AM
European equity benchmarks were extending gains on Tuesday morning as airline operators and health care companies marched higher against a backdrop of rising oil prices and sentiment following a deal enabling the US government to reopen. Oil prices were higher ahead of the release of US ...

EasyJet revenues boosted by struggles at rival airlines

January 23rd 2018 4:29AM
A number of European airline bankruptcies and turbulence at its arch-rival Ryanair propelled easyJet to double-digit revenue growth in the final quarter of last year. The no-frills carrier on Tuesday reported a 14.1 per cent rise in sales for the three months to December, compared with the same period in ...

Turkish Airlines passenger numbers saw recovery in 2017

January 23rd 2018 3:41AM
Turkish Airlines saw passenger numbers recover last year following a period of terror attacks and political upheaval in the country. The increase of 9.3% to 68.6 million over 2016 came as demand for flights grew. The carrier made savings in the year having analysed the conditions in Turkey, the region ...

US Cracks Down on Six Middle Eastern Airlines With Cargo Screening Protocols

January 23rd 2018 3:22AM
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it will require six Middle Eastern airlines to undergo enhanced cargo screening as part of an effort to raise global aviation security. The emergency amendment covers airlines in five countries flying out of seven airports and focuses “on last ...

Flight attendant to pay model $125000 over flight hell

January 23rd 2018 3:00AM
The woman, identified only by her surname Chang, was travelling from Incheon, Korea, to Paris on Asiana Airlines' business class when the incident occurred, the StraitsTimes reports. During the flight a crew member accidentally spilt instant noodle soup on her, causing second and third-degree burns ...

EasyJet revenues boosted by struggles at rival airlines

January 23rd 2018 1:37AM
Turbulence at rival airlines has helped propel EasyJet to improved revenues and passenger numbers for its most recent financial quarter. The orange-hued budget airline on Tuesday reported a 14 per cent rise in sales for the three months to December, compared with the same period in 2016, to £1.1bn ...

Thomas Cook Group Airlines announces senior management promotions and reshuffle

January 22nd 2018 11:26PM
Thomas Cook Group Airlines announces senior management promotions and reshuffle. Thomas Cook Group Airlines announced (22-Jan-2018) the following senior managerial appointments and changes: Paul Schwaiger: Commercial director sales and distribution for Condor Flugdienst and marketing ...

Low ridership prompts Mokulele Airlines to pull out of Santa Maria Airport

January 22nd 2018 8:15PM
The Santa Maria Airport District has ended its agreement with Mokulele Airlines, even after paying the airline more than $900,000 as part of a revenue incentive plan. In September 2016, United Airlines ended its service from the airport in Santa Maria to San Francisco. One month later, Mokulele flights to ...

American Airlines Just Decided to Offer an Astonishing Free Gift to Passengers (Yes, Even in ...

January 22nd 2018 7:56PM
Or should that be: All airlines aren't bad? It's hard to decide in the U.S., where too much airline travel has become akin to severe ingrowing toenail surgery. Performed by a car mechanic with a screwdriver. I am, therefore, writing with only one hand -- I'm doffing my cap with the other -- to celebrate a ...

What does Malaysia Airlines (as a brand) really stand for?

January 22nd 2018 7:18PM
Khazanah managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar last week said, it is confident the national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) will profitable by end of 2019. This is despite the fact that the airline is already behind the schedule outlined in the five-year 12 point MAS Recovery Plan (MRP), ...

Southwest Airlines rescues 62 stray dogs, cats from Puerto Rico

January 22nd 2018 6:11PM
DALLAS - Sixty-two dogs and cats were rescued from hurricane-battered Puerto Rico this weekend, courtesy of Southwest Airlines. After months of organizing, the Dallas-based airline completed a relief flight that brought 14,000 pounds of supplies to the island. On a return flight to Baltimore, 62 stray ...