LAN Completes TAM Takeover To Form LATAM

LAN Completes TAM Takeover To Form LATAM

  Chile’s LAN Airlines said on Friday it has successfully taken over Brazil’s TAM to create LATAM Airlines group, which will be Latin America’s largest airline. The Chilean airline said it forecasts synergies with TAM will be between USD$170 million and USD$200 million in the first 12 months of the newly merged airline. It sees […]

Judge Delays Ruling On Union Contracts At AMR

Judge Delays Ruling On Union Contracts At AMR

  A judge has postponed a ruling on whether to throw out contracts covering thousands of workers at bankrupt American Airlines, giving unions and management an extra week to agree deals to save the company money. Judge Sean Lane of the New York bankruptcy court was set to rule on Friday on the airline’s motion […]

MAS Delays Turnaround By A Year – Report

MAS Delays Turnaround By A Year - Report

  Malaysia Airlines has tweaked its business turnaround plan and delayed its target to return to profitability by another year to 2014, according to a report in The Edge Financial Daily. The report quotes managing director and chief executive Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, who also hints at the possibility of layoffs. Jauhari said the new plan […]

Charges Increase As Airlines Eye Extra Revenue

Charges Increase As Airlines Eye Extra Revenue

  Major airlines struggling to maintain profits in the face of stiff competition and rising fuel bills are increasingly looking at sales of non-ticket extras as a way to boost earnings without harming their reputations or alienating customers. Low-cost pioneers such as US carrier Southwest Airlines and Irish group Ryanair, have been cashing in on […]

Air Canada Pension Moratorium May Be Extended

Air Canada Pension Moratorium May Be Extended

  The Canadian government will look at the possibility of extending a moratorium it has granted to Air Canada on payments to erase its pension fund deficit, the government and the airline said. The current moratorium expires in January 2014, but the estimated deficit doubled during 2011 to stand at CAD$4.4 billion (USD$4.3 billion) at […]

Terrifying Moment: A Jet Plane with Almost 200 People on Board Landed so Heavily it Bent the Fuselage (VIDEO)

Terrifying Moment: A Jet Plane with Almost 200 People on Board Landed so Heavily it Bent the Fuselage (VIDEO)

  It could make even the most experienced flyer think twice before buying their next plane ticket. A video posted on the internet has captured the terrifying moment a jet with almost 200 people on board skidded across a runway after coming in to land. The hard landing created a cloud of smoke at the point […]

Turkish Announces Third Daily Flight to New York for High Season

Turkish Announces Third Daily Flight to New York for High Season

  A regular source at the Turkish Airlines Kampala office has confirmed that travelers from Uganda, in fact applying to the other East African destinations of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Kigali too, will until the 16th September add a third daily flights between Istanbul and New Yorks JFK, in view of growing demand for […]

Qantas Fears ‘Going Under’ by Arab Airline

Qantas Fears 'Going Under' by Arab Airline

  Qantas has warned the federal government Australia’s flagship airline could disappear if Etihad Airways is allowed to double its stake in Virgin Australia. Etihad, which is fully owned by the Abu Dhabi government, bought a four per cent stake in Virgin Australia in early June and is understood to be seeking to boost its […]



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