PAL assesses fleet, network during strategy review

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Published: November 21, 2014

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AirAsia X reports 3Q net loss on capacity surge

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Published: November 21, 2014

Malaysian long-haul, low-cost carrier AirAsia X reported a third-quarter net loss of MYR211 million ($ 62.7 million), reversing a profit of MYR26.4 million in the year-ago period . The AirAsia Group affiliate said that—although an excess of capacity and some softening in demand in its home market were continuing to have a negative effect on […]

Boeing: Kuwait Airways to purchase 10 777-300ERs

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Published: November 21, 2014

Boeing has announced Kuwait Airways intends to purchase 10 777-300ERs worth $ 3.3 billion at current list prices. Marty Bentrott, Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP-sales for Middle East, Russia and Central Asia, said, “We appreciate the start of a new partnership with Kuwait Airways.” He added that the 777-300ER “will now play an important role in […]

Delta orders 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft

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Published: November 20, 2014

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 50 new Airbus widebody aircraft, comprising 25 A350-900s and 25 A330-900neos . The aircraft will replace older generation Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft starting in 2017 and 2019, respectively. The A350 XWB aircraft will be powered by Trent XWB engines and the A330neo will be powered […]

Norwegian CEO blasts opponents of Norwegian Air International

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Published: November 20, 2014

Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos told a Washington DC audience Thursday that Irish labor laws played no role in the decision to base long-haul subsidiary Norwegian Air International (NAI) in Ireland. “It has nothing to do with labor costs,” Kjos told the International Aviation Club. “I didn’t even look at the labor laws in […]

Aircraft News-Nov. 20, 2014

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Published: November 20, 2014

Boeing signed a memorandum of agreement with composite supplier Toray Industries to expand its current contract for the 787 Dreamliner to include the 777X wings. Once finalized, the long-term contract extension will take effect in 2015. SriLankan Airlines’ first fully connected Airbus A330-300 entered commercial service Nov. 9. It is equipped with both Internet OnAir […]

UTair to allocate charters as a separate division

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Published: November 20, 2014

Russia’s UTair plans to allocate charters as a separate business division. The carrier has already transferred nine Boeing 757-200s to its Katekavia subsidiary as a part of the new division. A company representative told ATW the new business structure will allow the carrier to carefully evaluate the charter business. According to UTair, its main partner, […]

Alitalia cements Etihad ties with new services, extended codeshare

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Published: November 20, 2014

Alitalia has announced plans to serve its Etihad Airways’ Abu Dhabi home base from Milan Malpensa and Venice, plus an expanded codeshare with its new equity partner covering 46 routes. Effective March 29, 2015, Alitalia will add daily Abu Dhabi flights from both Italian cities. The Milan Malpensa-originating service will be operated using Boeing 777s, […]

Estonian Air reports $8 million 9M net loss; expects new shareholder in 2015

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Published: November 20, 2014

Baltic flag carrier Estonian Air reported a net loss of €6.4 million ($ 8 million) for the nine months ended Sept. 30, deepened from a loss of €6 million in the year-ago period. Revenue was down 6% to €52.2 million for the nine-month period, but variable costs decreased 1%, to €35.8 million year-over-year. Passenger numbers […]

American, pilots continue talks on contract proposal, counterproposal

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Published: November 20, 2014

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