Spohr: Lufthansa does not need more VLAs

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Published: July 3, 2015

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Russian government reduces VAT to 10%

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Published: July 2, 2015

The Russian government has reduced value-added tax (VAT) from 18% to 10%, from July 1, for Russian airlines operating domestic flights. The bill was approved by the government earlier this year to help to stabilize the carriers after they reported significant losses at the end of 2014. First-quarter 2015 losses by Russian airlines increased RUB1 […]

Lufthansa Technik reduces sound in A320s, MD-11Fs

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Published: July 2, 2015

Lufthansa Technik will be equipping the 100th aircraft of the Lufthansa Airbus A320 family fleet with sound-reducing vortex generators in the next few weeks. The project started in November 2014. In total, 157 short- and medium-haul aircraft are being equipped with a vortex generator. The noise-reducing components are located on the underside of the wings. […]

People-July 2, 2015

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Published: July 2, 2015

Sabre Corp. appointed Roshan Mendis as SVP-Sabre Travel Network, Asia Pacific, following the completion of its acquisition of Abacus International. Mendis is formerly of Travelocity.com and Zuji, Travelocity’s Asia-Pacific brand based in Singapore. Airberlin appointed Desi Barkhuizen as SVP-revenue management & pricing and Ole Orver as SVP-network strategy planning. GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) appointed […]

Ryanair launches online petition to stop ATC strikes in Europe

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Published: July 2, 2015

Ryanair has launched an EU wide online petition as part of its lobbying efforts to prevent strikes by small groups of air traffic controllers disrupting air travel in Europe. Ryanair has repeatedly called on the European Commission and the European Parliament to take action to stop the disruption of ATC strikes, and has launched its […]

European Parliament quizzes EASA, EC on post-Germanwings crash safety

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Published: July 2, 2015

Transport Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have held discussions with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky and the European Commission (EC) on how to improve aviation safety in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in March. The Germanwings Airbus A320 was on a scheduled flight from […]

US airlines complying with DOJ’s request for information

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Published: July 2, 2015

US airlines said they are complying with a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on capacity planning and pricing as part of DOJ’s probe into possible “unlawful coordination” by the carriers. “Delta has received a civil investigative demand and is fully cooperating with the Department of Justice,” Delta Air Lines […]

New satellite facility at Munich Airport to open in April 2016

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Published: July 2, 2015

Germany’s Munich Airport will open its new satellite facility in April 2016, operator Flughafen München (FMG) and Lufthansa announced. The new facility—which is the first midfield terminal at a German airport—will have 27 adjacent aircraft park positions and increase Munich Airport’s passenger handling capacity by 11 million passengers per year. Like Terminal 2 , the […]

More US airports sign with Boingo for Internet connectivity

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Published: July 2, 2015

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United hopes to reach tentative agreement with AFA this month

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Published: July 2, 2015

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