AirAsia X Posts Small Quarterly Profit

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Published: August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 AirAsia X announced a second quarter profit on higher revenue as passenger numbers increased. The Malaysian long-haul low-cost carrier made a net profit of just over MYR1 million ringgit (USD$ 248,000) for the quarter to end June. In the same period last year the airline made a MYR133 million loss. Revenue in […]

WTTC Sees Resilient Global Tourism

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Published: August 23, 2016

August 22, 2016 The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says it is registering strong growth in tourism despite global challenges. The WTTC’s latest Economic Impact Report for 2016 shows that the travel and tourism sector is expected to grow by 3.1 percent, despite challenges from terrorism, political turmoil, global economic developments, and the UK’s […]

Flights Cancelled As Typhoon Hits Tokyo

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Published: August 23, 2016

August 22, 2016 Hundreds of flights were cancelled at Tokyo airports on Monday as heavy rain caused by Typhoon Mindulle lashed the area. Japan Airlines cancelled over 150 domestic flights and All Nippon Airways 100 flights at Haneda airport as rain and high winds buffeted the area. Narita Airport closed for an hour when air […]

United Announces Executive Appointments

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Published: August 19, 2016

August 18, 2016 United Airlines has appointed Andrew Levy as chief financial officer and Julia Haywood as chief commercial officer as CEO Oscar Munoz fills out his executive team. Levy was chief financial officer at Allegiant Air between 2007 and 2010, and President since October 2009. Haywood was a partner and managing director at Boston […]

Qatar Air Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

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Published: August 19, 2016

August 18, 2016 A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after a bird strike caused an engine fire. The airline said in a statement that all 298 passengers and 14 crew on flight QR240 disembarked normally. Qatar said a replacement aircraft was being sent to Istanbul and that customer […]

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote For Industrial Action

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Published: August 19, 2016

August 18, 2016 British Airways cabin crew have voted for industrial action over the airline’s new “unfair” performance scheme. The 8,800-strong British Airlines Stewards and Stewardesses Association (BASSA), a section of the Unite union, voted 91 percent for industrial action short of a strike, the union said. Cabin crew say that the new performance management […]

Qatar Air Emergency Landing After Bird Strike

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Published: August 19, 2016

August 18, 2016 A Qatar Airways Airbus A330 made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after a bird strike caused an engine fire. The airline said in a statement that all 298 passengers and 14 crew on flight QR240 disembarked normally. Qatar said a replacement aircraft was being sent to Istanbul and that customer […]

Ryanair To Lift Italy Investment After Tax U-Turn

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Published: August 18, 2016

August 17, 2016 Ryanair said it will invest USD$ 1 billion in new aircraft as it reversed a decision to scale back operations in Italy. The Irish low cost leader said it would base 10 new aircraft in Italy, launch 44 new routes and add three million passengers because of a decision by the government […]

El Al Doubles Second Quarter Profit

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Published: August 18, 2016

August 17, 2016 El Al Israel Airlines reported a doubling of net profit for its second quarter to USD$ 35 million. Operating revenue for the quarter rose 5.3 percent to USD$ 537 million, up from USD$ 511 million in the same period last year. The revenue increase was caused partly by the timing of Passover, […]

A4A Expects 4 Pct Rise In US Holiday Air Travel

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Published: August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Industry trade group, Airlines for America (A4A), expects 15.6 million people to fly on scheduled US airline services over the Labor Day holiday period, up 4 percent from last year. Thursday, September 1 and Friday, September 2 are expected to be the busiest days of the holiday weekend. Expanded schedules and declines […]

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