Wizz Air Sees Growth As Annual Profit Soars

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Published: May 27, 2015

Wizz Air reported a 67 percent jump in annual profit and said it was confident of further profit growth this year as it continues to expand capacity. In its first results as a London-listed company, Wizz Air said underlying net profit came in at EUR€146 million in the twelve months ended March 31, compared to […]

Ryanair Targets easyjet To Maintain Profit Momentum

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Published: May 27, 2015

Ryanair has forecast a 10 percent rise in passenger numbers and profit in its current financial year as it targets more primary airports and improves its online offering to compete better with rivals. The success of its recent image makeover, however, means the Irish airline does not expect to have to slash prices to gain […]

Belgian Flights Halted After ATC Issue

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Published: May 27, 2015

Flights in and out of Belgian airports were halted on Wednesday due to a technical problem at the domestic air traffic controller Belgocontrol, although planes could still cross the country at higher altitudes. Brussels Airport, the country’s busiest, said all take-offs and landings were suspended until at least 14:00 CET. “We have about 40 flights […]

Singapore Air Investigates Engine Power-Loss

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Published: May 27, 2015

Singapore Airlines is investigating how one of its Airbus A330-300s temporarily lost power in both Rolls-Royce engines in mid-flight. The May 23 incident occurred when flight SQ836 hit bad weather en route to Shanghai from Singapore with 194 passengers and crew on board. “Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed […]

Skymark Restructuring Meets Airbus Opposition

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Published: May 27, 2015

Airbus, a major creditor to Japan’s failed Skymark Airlines, has expressed its opposition to ANA’s participation in Skymark’s restructuring, two people with knowledge of the matter said. Airbus has asked for a delay in Skymark’s submission of its restructuring plan, which includes ANA’s support, to the Tokyo District Court beyond the May 29 deadline, the […]

Security At Vienna Airport Suspected Of Human Trafficking

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Published: May 27, 2015

Private security staff at Vienna Airport are suspected of smuggling refugees, mainly Sri Lankans, through security checks onto flights to the United States and Britain, Austrian prosecutors said. Police are investigating 13 private security staff operating at Vienna Airport over suspicions they abused their access to security systems. One man from Poland and another from […]

Air France Probe After Jet Flies Near Mountain

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Published: May 27, 2015

French investigators will examine how an Air France Boeing 777 with 36 people on board narrowly avoided hitting the highest mountain in central Africa in early May. The 777 was making a short evening trip from Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to Cameroon’s largest city of Douala where it was due to pick up […]

US Investigates 11 Threats To International Flights

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Published: May 27, 2015

US government agencies are investigating at least 11 threats against specific international commercial flights on Monday afternoon, apparently phoned in to police by the same person. One flight, Air France flight 22 from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York’s JFK Airport after authorities received a threat. The plane landed […]

Irish Government Backs Aer Lingus Share Sale

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Published: May 27, 2015

The Irish government has agreed to sell its 25 percent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, paving the way for the owner of British Airways and Iberia to make a formal bid for the Irish carrier. IAG’s proposed EUR€1.36 billion (USD$ 1.48 billion) offer for Aer Lingus was recommended by the Irish airline’s board in […]

Ryanair Profit Surges 66 Percent

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Published: May 26, 2015

Ryanair celebrated the success of its image makeover after higher passenger numbers helped push the Irish airline to a 66 percent rise in full-year profit. The budget carrier, whose outspoken chief executive Michael O’Leary softened his notoriously no-frills business model last year, said passenger numbers grew nearly three times faster than original estimates, due to […]

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