Croatia Air To Cut Jobs, Get Capital Boost

Croatia Air To Cut Jobs, Get Capital Boost

  State-owned Croatia Airlines will be handed an HRK800 million kuna (USD$136 million) government boost to its efforts to become profitable from 2013. Transport minister Sinisa Hajdas Doncic announced the capital injection on Tuesday as Croatian said it would cut its 1,130-strong workforce by 10 percent within two years and consider reducing the number of […]

SAS Strikes Survival Deal With Unions

An aircraft operated by Scandinavian airline SAS is brought into position at the Berlin Tegel airport November 12, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

  COPENHAGEN/STOCKHOLM  (Reuters) – SAS has won union backing for big cost cuts, in a deal intended to secure new financing and the Scandinavian airline’s long-term survival as it fights low-cost competitors. SAS, half owned by the governments of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, said on Monday eight unions had agreed wage cuts and changes to […]

Nav Canada To Invest In Oceanic ATC JV

Nav Canada To Invest In Oceanic ATC JV

  Nav Canada, the private company that manages air traffic over Canada, said it would spend USD$150 million for a controlling stake in a joint venture with Iridium Communications to track planes over oceans in real time. Nav Canada, which gets its income from airline fees, will make the investment in five tranches up to […]

WestJet Encore Will Spur Demand For Cheap Airfare Service: CEO

WestJet Encore Will Spur Demand For Cheap Airfare Service

  MONTREAL – WestJet’s new regional service will spur passenger demand by offering fares at up to half the amount charged on those routes by monopoly operators such as Air Canada, chief executive Gregg Saretsky said Monday. “Vive la competition (long live competition),” the head of the Calgary-based airline (TSX:WJA) told the Canadian Club in […]

Abu Dhabi Eyes New Airport Terminal Launch by Early 2017

People stand near a scale model of an expanded facility of the Abu Dhabi International Airport during the World Route Development Strategy Summit at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, September 30, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Ben Job

  DUBAI  (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi will launch operations at its new airport terminal by the second quarter of 2017, a senior aviation official said on Monday, as the cash-rich emirate expands its infrastructure to outpace regional rivals. The 700,000-square-metre fourth terminal will add capacity for 30 million passengers annually to the existing airport and […]

SAS Seeks Final Union Deal In Survival Fight

SAS Seeks Final Union Deal In Survival Fight

  Scandinavian airline SAS on Monday sought a deal with the last union opposing its plans for severe cost cuts aimed at avoiding bankruptcy and securing the airline’s long-term future. SAS, half owned by the governments of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, said it had secured a deal with seven of eight unions on wage cuts, […]

Qatar Airways To Sell Cargolux Stake

Qatar Airways To Sell Cargolux Stake

  Qatar Airways is to sell its stake in Luxembourg’s all-cargo airline Cargolux after a disagreement over the future direction of the airline, a Cargolux spokeswoman said. Qatar Airways bought a 35 percent stake from the Luxembourg government and other parties last summer, but has decided to pull out after failing to agree on a […]

Lightning Strike At Brisbane Airport Appears To Hit Plane (PHOTO)

Lightning Strike At Brisbane Airport Appears To Hit Plane

  An amateur photo of an apparent lightning strike at Brisbane International Airport in Australia circulated on the Internet Nov. 17. In the photo, a bolt of lightning appears to strike near an Air New Zealand passenger jet that is parked at the gate. Although it could be an illusion caused by perspective, several Reddit users who […]



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