Alaska Air Gets Approval For Virgin Deal

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Published: December 7, 2016

December 6, 2016 The US Department of Justice has approved Alaska Air’s takeover of Virgin America, subject to some changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines. “The proposed settlement prohibits Alaska and American from codesharing on routes where Virgin and American compete today and on routes where Alaska would otherwise be likely to launch […]

DHL, Mubadala Agree Freight, Logistics Deal

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Published: December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016 DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post’s freight subsidiary, and Mubadala Development Company have agreed a five-year partnership. DHL will provide logistics expertise to the Abu Dhabi-based investment company’s Mubadala Aerospace business. “As Abu Dhabi’s aerospace cluster develops… a robust supply chain supported by DHL, will be an essential part of future success,” Mubadala […]

Hawaiian Air Adds To Airbus Fleet

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Published: December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016 Hawaiian Airlines is continuing its fleet renewal with the addition of an Airbus A330-200 and two A321neos. The new aircraft will allow Hawaiian to increase capacity and retire its fleet of ageing Boeing 767s by the end of 2018, the airline said in a statement. “The addition of these three aircraft provide […]

United Mechanics Ratify New Contract

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Published: December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016 Mechanics at United Airlines have ratified a joint collective bargaining agreement, a move which puts in place one of the last pieces in the integration of United and Continental Airlines. The mechanics, represented by the Teamsters union, will now be covered by a single contract for the first time since the airlines […]

United Mechanics Ratify New Contract

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Published: December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016 Mechanics at United Airlines have ratified a joint collective bargaining agreement, a move which puts in place one of the last pieces in the integration of United and Continental Airlines. The mechanics, represented by the Teamsters union, will now be covered by a single contract for the first time since the airlines […]

Etihad Approves TUI Joint Venture Airline

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Published: December 6, 2016

December 5, 2016 The Etihad Group board has approved plans to create a new leisure airline with European travel company TUI. The joint venture, which was approved last month by TUI’s board, will merge the TUIfly airline with the leisure operations of Etihad part-owned carrier Air Berlin. The new carrier will operate leisure routes in […]

Frankfurt Airport’s Airline Fees To Rise

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Published: December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 Frankfurt Airport will be permitted to increase fees to airlines after operator Fraport’s proposal was approved by the German state of Hesse. Fees will be increased for most airlines but incentives will be given to new entrants, a change that major user Lufthansa is critical of. “The new fee structure not only […]

Eurowings, Union Agree Cabin Crew Pay Deal

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Published: December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 Eurowings and the cabin crew union Verdi have agreed terms of a pay increase for 460 flight attendants at the German airline. The agreement will see cabin crew get an increase of 2.5 percent backdated to October 1, 2016, a further 2.5 percent in 2017, and a 1.25 percent lift in October […]

DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

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Published: December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air’s application for a foreign carrier permit, allowing it to launch flights from the US to EU countries. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but the airline’s Irish subsidiary which made the application will now be able to access the EU’s […]

DOT Approves Norwegian Air US Flights

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Published: December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 The US Department of Transportation has approved Norwegian Air’s application for a foreign carrier permit, allowing it to launch flights from the US to EU countries. Norway is not a member of the European Union, but the airline’s Irish subsidiary which made the application will now be able to access the EU’s […]

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