Afriqiyah Orders 4 More Airbus A350s

Afriqiyah Orders 4 More Airbus A350s (Photo © Airbus S.A.S. computer rendering by Fixion)

  Libyan carrier Afriqiyah Airways has ordered four Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, the European plane maker said on Monday, in a deal worth US$1.1 billion at list prices. The airline has also converted a previous order for six A350-800s into the larger A350-900 model. The total order for 10 A350-900s is worth USD$2.8 billion at […]

British PM Under Pressure On Airport Policy

British PM Under Pressure On Airport Policy

  British Prime Minister David Cameron is coming under intense pressure from business leaders and airlines to end years of deadlock and decide whether to expand London’s overstretched Heathrow Airport – something that will infuriate local voters and some members of his own party. The decision will affect 750,000 people living under Heathrow’s busy west-London […]

SAS To Cut Jobs, Sell Assets To Survive

SAS To Cut Jobs, Sell Assets To Survive

  Loss-making airline SAS will shed nearly 6,000 staff through cuts and asset sales to secure loans from banks and Nordic governments to help it survive a global downturn and fierce competition. SAS, one of the European flag-carriers being squeezed by discount airlines such as Ryanair and Norwegian, has not made a full-year profit since […]

EgyptAir To Let Cabin Crew Wear Hijab

EgyptAir To Let Cabin Crew Wear Hijab

  EgyptAir is allowing its female cabin crew to wear Islamic headscarves if they wish on flights to Arab states and will expand the practice to the rest of the network, an official said on Sunday, ending a restriction imposed in Hosni Mubarak’s era. It follows a similar move to allow presenters on state television’s […]

Emirates A380 Returns To Sydney After Engine Fire

Emirates A380 Returns To Sydney After Engine Fire (Photo Credit APTN)

  An Emirates Airbus A380 bound for Dubai was forced to return to Sydney on Sunday night when one of its engines caught fire soon after take-off. The flight, with 380 passengers on board, was just 20 minutes into its flight from Sydney to Dubai and climbing at an altitude of 10,000 feet when it […]

INFOGRAPHIC: America’s Happiest Airline Employees

America's Happiest Airline Employees

  Who are the friendly skies’ friendliest employees? According to Payscale.com, it’s Alaska Airlines, despite having uniforms that were reportedly making them sick. JetBlue, for which Steven Slater famously worked, came in fourth. PayScale ranked airlines based on employee pay, work stress, job satisfaction and customer complaints. Check out where your favorite airlines fall below. Source: Huffingtonpost  Related […]

Who Is Too Fat To Fly? Airlines Are Working It Out

Who Is Too Fat To Fly? Airlines Are Working It Out

  With more than 30 percent of the U.S. adult population categorized as obese, airlines have had to find ways to accommodate heavier passengers. However, many passengers characterize recent efforts as embarrassing and discriminatory. Flyers have accepted extra charges for what were once standard amenities, including meals, checked baggage, and additional leg room. But should they […]

HNA May Cancel Airbus A380 Order

HNA May Cancel Airbus A380 Order

  HNA Group, China’s fourth-largest aviation group, is in talks with Airbus and may cancel its order for 10 A380 aircraft with a total list price of USD$3.8 billion due to weak market conditions, chairman Chen Feng said on Friday. The order has faced uncertainty due to a row between China and the European Union […]



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