Ryanair To Take Legal Action As Hertz Ends Partnership

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Published: July 2, 2015

Ryanair is to launch legal proceedings against US car rental firm Hertz after the two companies ended a long-running partnership in a dispute over how Ryanair sells its tickets. Ryanair said it had received notice on Thursday from Hertz “purporting to terminate Hertz’s exclusive car hire supply agreement with Ryanair” and had instructed its lawyers […]

Aero-Engine Makers Circle Airbus China Order

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Published: July 2, 2015

After China placed an order for 45 A330 wide-body passenger jets on Tuesday, it is the turn of engine makers to seek a boost from China’s spending power as the order generates lucrative follow-on opportunities. The order has now unleashed a battle between engine makers to win contracts with Chinese airlines who may ultimately benefit […]

Amadeus To Buy Navitaire For USD$830 Million

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Published: July 2, 2015

Spanish travel technology company Amadeus said it will buy Navitaire for USD$ 830 million, to focus mainly on digital services for airline passengers. Amadeus said it expects the deal, which is projected to close in the fourth quarter, will have a minimal impact on its financial performance this year. It said the deal would be […]

Lufthansa Eyes Sale Of Luxair Stake

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Published: July 2, 2015

Lufthansa is considering selling its 13 percent stake in Luxair and has contacted other shareholders, including the Luxembourg government, to discuss the matter. Lufthansa, which has held a 13 percent stake in flag carrier Luxair since 1993, sounded out the possibility of a sale with the other shareholders as part of a regular portfolio review, […]

US Investigating Possible Airfare Collusion

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Published: July 2, 2015

The US Department of Justice is investigating whether US airlines worked together illegally to keep airfares high by limiting flights. The Justice Department wrote to major US carriers demanding that they detail decisions to limit the number of seats they offer, and what they’ve said about those plans to investors, securities analysts and the public. […]

Air Freight Demand Growth Slows Further – IATA

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Published: July 1, 2015

Growth in demand for global air freight hit its slowest rate this year in May against the backdrop of stuttering economies, IATA said. Demand rose 2.1 percent in the month, compared with 3.3 percent in April, while capacity rose 4.3 percent, IATA said in its monthly air freight report. “Cargo growth has undoubtedly come off […]

Strike Triggers Delays At Australian Airports

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Published: July 1, 2015

International passengers endured delays across Australian airports on Wednesday after customs and immigration officials went on strike over pay and conditions. The two-hour strike affected airports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, as well as some ports. A Sydney Airport spokeswoman confirmed the strike had caused delays for passengers. The strike […]

Transasia Crew Shut Off Working Engine Before Crash

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Published: July 1, 2015

The crew of a TransAsia Airways ATR that crashed in Taiwan in February, killing 43 people on board, had shut off the working engine after the other lost power, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. The latest investigation report into the Taipei crash, to be released on Thursday, will say data readings […]

UK Airports Commission Chooses Heathrow

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Published: July 1, 2015

Britain should build a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, a government-appointed commission into the country’s airport capacity said in a report set to create a political headache for Prime Minister David Cameron. Members of Parliament broadly agree that southeast England needs an additional runway to remain economically competitive but its location has been disputed […]

Ryanair To Allow Greek Customers To Pay Cash

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Published: July 1, 2015

Ryanair will allow Greek customers to pay with cash after capital controls caused problems with credit card payments on its web site. The imposition of capital controls on Sunday evening means Greeks are no longer able to purchase goods or services from many big international online suppliers. The Irish airline, which operates out of 11 […]

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