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AirlinesAircraft. Smaller bathrooms to increase the number of seats
Politics coming from the USA to increase profitability
Among the main questions that companies are asked is the one related to how to transport more passengers on each plane, thus increasing the profitability of flights; one of the "traditional" policies was... more
AirlinesVirgin Atlantic: interested in taking over Flybe for slots at Heathrow?
It would allow to increase the number of connections to the USA
There would be a possible buyer for the airline Flybe and this could be Virgin Atlantic Airways 51% controlled by Virgin of Richard Branson, who would be interested in taking over the regional carrier... more
AirlinesOneworld: the risks (and points in favor) for Cathay Pacific
There are two different policies at the moment with China Southern
The possibility that China Southern will join the "Oneworld" alliance of which Cathay Pacific is a member should allow -according to experts in the sector- to increase the capacity of both carriers, because... more
AirlinesLufthansa: there will be soon a new financial director?
Svensson would like to leave at the end of the contract
It seems that -according to the German "Manager Magazin" magazine- the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lufthansa Ulrik Svensson wants to leave the airline when his contract expires, because he would like... more
AirlinesWhat future for the Alitalia's extraordinary administration?
Di Maio looking for an expert in the transport field
The resign by Luigi Gubitosi from Alitalia "obliges" the Government to find a solution on the extraordinary administration of the airline, because now remain only Stefano Paleari and Enrico Laghi. According... more
AirlinesAlitalia: Luigi Gubitosi resigns as commissioner
Will there be now a new commissioner? -ATTACHMENT
After being appointed CEO of Tim Luigi Gubitosi, he resigned as an extraordinary commissioner of Alitalia, sending a letter (attached) to the staff of the airline. In the letter he underlined the "goals"... more
AirlinesAlitalia: the old directors have been condemned also on Appeal
Prescribed a minor crime
From what AVIONEWS have heard, the Second Section of Court of Appeal of Rome, in its session of November 9th, confirmed the sentences of the first degree of judgment (see AVIONEWS), although reducing them... more
AirlinesAlitalia: the airline still loses 1.5 million a day
Despite this it orders 3 A-321neo instead of 3 A-321
The leaders of the carrier Alitalia and the unions met -last Friday- at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, in a meeting in which -as reported by the "Corriere della Sera"- the economic performance... more
AirlinesChina Southern: problems for Cathay if will enter in Oneworld
The Hong Kong company could veto
The China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam alliance next January 1 to join the Oneworld Group, where are present American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas and Cathay Pacific. An important opportunity... more
AirlinesJet Airways: will Tata board decides today if proceed to buy the carrier?
Indiscretions raise the value of the company's shares
Tata Group's board of directors today will likely be given the go-ahead to acquire the Jet Airways carrier, which has seen the value of its shares rise to a maximum of five months despite the heavy debt... more
AirlinesJetBlue: asked to increase competition at FAA and EASA
Alliances between airlines would monopolize the market
JetBlue's CEO Robin Hayes -speaking yesterday at an air transport event in New York- asked to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory agencies... more
AirlinesChina Southern: does the carrier leave the SkyTeam alliance?
It would serve to develop the company, but it hides high costs
The China Southern Airlines carrier will leave the international alliance SkyTeam (which also includes Alitalia), in a move that should allow the airline to develop more. At the same time the decision... more
AirlinesAirplane and transport. There will be a sale or a failure for Flybe?
New risk of closure for an European airline
According to reports from the British press the leadership of the airline Flybe would be considering the possibility to sell the company, or to seek a merger with a rival, which would allow it to return... more
AirlinesCzech Airlines: A-319 aircraft on the market
Scheduled their replacement with the B-737
The Czech national carrier Czech Airlines -as reported by "Zdopravy.cz"- would be thinking about modifying its fleet of aircraft, withdrawing from service its A-319/100 in use replacing them with the B-737/800.... more
AirlinesJet Airways: Does Tata "rescue" the carrier?
It would only acquire airplanes, slots and pilots
The Tata conglomerate would be in talks to buy Jet Airways, so as to save one of the major Indian carrier from bankruptcy since it has many debts accumulated in recent years after rising fuel costs. Tata... more
AirlinesAlitalia: the future of the carrier this week
Meeting between the leaders of Lufthansa and Siri that could reopen the game
The deadlines for the examination of the offers received by the three extraordinary commissioners of the Alitalia carrier (Luigi Gubitosi, Stefano Paleari and Enrico Laghi) are increasingly short, and... more
AirlinesVirgin Atlantic: risk of strike by pilots for the air carrier
Will raise doubts the 31% share acquisition by Air France-Klm?
Agitation of workers of the airline Virgin Atlantic as the union representing more than half of the pilots has announced a protest, which will have to be put to the vote among the members. The reason for... more
AirlinesAirAsia X would like to change the order of A-330neo in A-321neo
Possible blow to the European Airbus company
The airline AirAsia X -Malaysian subsidiary of AirAsia but operating only on long range- would be evaluating -according to what was said by Benyamin Ismail to the press yesterday- to change the order for... more
AirlinesAlitalia: possible interest of a Canadian investment fund
Brookfield could join the offer of Ferrovie dello Stato
Among those interested in buying Alitalia shares there could be the Canadian investment fund Brookfield Asset Management, active among other things in the world of transport infrastructures such as motorways,... more
AirlinesAir Astana to launch a low-cost carrier
In the half of 2019
Air Astana announced that it is to launch a low-cost airline in the first half of 2019. It will be called FlyArystan and to operate a fleet of A-320 aircraft configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats.... more
AirlinesUSA: Ryanair and Michael O'Leary were sued
They would "cheat" American investors
The low-cost carrier Ryanair and its CEO Michael O'Leary were sued by a shareholder of the company, who filed an application with the US District Court in Manhattan accusing it of having defrauded investors... more
AirlinesAlitalia: passenger revenue growth continues
It is equal to 6.7% in October
Alitalia's traffic-passenger revenues continue to grow in the month of October. The carrier recorded a 6.7% increase in traffic-passenger revenues, compared to October 2017. A growth driven by both international... more
AirlinesAirAsia: negotiations to order Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft
It could increase the presence of the low-cost in Japan
AirAsia would be considering buying the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from the Japanese company, which would allow it to overcome the economic difficulties due to the complicated development of the aircraft.... more
AirlinesRyanair: fired the 6 employees photographed to "sleep" at Malaga airport
A photo to protest against the (absurd) decision of the low-cost
The six Portuguese employees of Ryanair who had been photographed while sleeping on the floor in a VIP room at Malaga airport blocked by Hurricane "Leslie", were fired. The pics posted on "Twitter" on... more
AirlinesRoyal Jordanian: order for 23 new aircraft at the beginning of 2019
It will permit to expand and renew the fleet
The Royal Jordanian at the beginning of 2019 could proceed with the purchase of 23 narrow fuselage planes that will serve to expand its fleet of medium-short-range aircraft composed of Airbus A-319, A-320,... more
AirlinesNorwegian: new cost cuts to increase profitability
Older planes could be sold
The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air could continue to cut costs especially with regard to the fleet, which may suffer a small decrease in the number of aircraft following the sale of older and less efficient... more
AirlinesIran Air: renewal of the aircraft fleet despite the sanctions?
They could be the Sukhoi Superjet or the Atr
Iran Air would have started negotiations to buy new aircraft to renew the fleet, but due to the sanctions imposed by the United States these talks are currently being carried out only with non-Western... more
AirlinesRyanair: the Eindhoven base closed and 16 employees fired
Decision that does not conflict with the court ruling. Soon new strikes?
The low-cost Ryanair has closed its hub at Eindhoven airport today and -according to local press- decided to fire a dozen of workers, while for pilots and other employees the future is still in the balance.... more
AirlinesA relaunch on Alitalia from China?
Di Maio in China asks for investments in Italy
"I had the opportunity to compare myself with private investors: a great confidence was expressed in the Italian economy and the desire to further increase investments".The Deputy Prime Minister Luigi... more
AirlinesRyanair: certain the closure of the hub at Eindhoven airport
Decision that would go against a local court order
The low-cost carrier Ryanair had confirmed yesterday the unwillingness to modify the plan for the next week's closure of the base at Eindhoven airport, which will lead to the displacement of the 16 Dutch... more