New Airberlin CEO to take over Feb. 1

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Published: January 31, 2015

Airberlin CEO Wolfgang Prock-Schauer is set to step down Feb. 1, as former Lufthansa executive and Fiji Airways CEO Stefan Pichler takes the helm to move the company forward with its restructuring program. Pichler is airberlin’s third new CEO in four years. Prock-Schauer—who became CEO in January 2013 and resigned at his own request—will resume […]

Cargolux, labor unions in stalemate on new labor agreement

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Published: January 31, 2015

Luxembourg-based Cargolux management continues to be stuck in difficult negotiations with Luxembourg labor unions after rejecting a collective work agreement (CWA) that expired at the end of December. Its conditions remain in place until the end of 2015. However, management is hopeful it will resolve the stalemate with unions and reach an agreement on a […]

UK airlines join forces to lobby for APD abolition in the next Parliament

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Published: January 31, 2015

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US airlines lead world for inflight Wi-Fi

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Published: January 31, 2015

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American pilots ratify labor contract unifying AA/US Airways flight deck crew

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Published: January 31, 2015

American Airlines (AA) pilots have ratified a new, five-year collective bargaining agreement that brings all of the flight deck crew of the former American and US Airways under one labor contract. The contract covering 15,000 pilots was approved by a 65.7%-34.3% margin, according to the Allied Pilots Association (APA), the union representing American’s pilots. APA […]

All Nippon Airways places Airbus, Boeing orders

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Published: January 30, 2015

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed orders for Airbus and Boeing aircraft to bolster the airline’s growing fleet . ANA will purchase three Boeing 787-10 aircraft and five 737-800s. The agreement, when finalized, will be valued at approximately $ 1.4 billion at current list prices, and ANA will become the first airline in Asia to […]

JAL reports a 9-month profit decline, but eyes full-year improvement

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Published: January 30, 2015

Japan Airlines (JAL) reported net income of JPY119.6 billion ($ 1 billion) for the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2014, down 3.1% from JPY123.5 billion in the same period in the previous financial year. The airline said that, although the Japanese economy was recovering slowly, consumer spending was weaker and the Japanese yen was sharply […]

International route network expansion boosts ANA’s nine-month profit

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Published: January 30, 2015

All Nippon Airways (ANA) parent ANA Holdings reported a net income of JPY52.3 billion ($ 443 million) for the nine months ended Dec. 31, 2014, up 57.2% from JPY33.3 billion reported for the same period the previous year . The airline said the growth was driven by expansion of the group’s international route network, tight […]

Qatar Airways acquires 10% stake in IAG

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Published: January 30, 2015

Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG). The Gulf carrier said the move was “part of efforts to enhance operations and strengthen existing commercial ties initiated through codeshare agreements with IAG as well as its membership of the oneworld alliance.” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker […]

Hawaiian Airlines 2014 net profit up 33% to $69 million

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Published: January 30, 2015

Hawaiian Airlines parent Hawaiian Holdings reported net income of $ 68.9 million for 2014, up 32.9% from $ 51.9 million in net income for 2013 . According to the carrier, it was the best full-year performance since 2010 when the company posted a $ 110.3 million net profit. Full-year revenue for 2014 grew 7.4% year-over-year […]

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