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 […]

United To Pay USD$2.4 Million To Settle SEC Case

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Published: December 3, 2016

December 2, 2016 The parent company of United Airlines will pay USD$ 2.4 million to settle charges it restarted a loss-making route so that a public official could get more convenient flights. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the airline reinstated a nonstop flight between Newark and Columbia, SC, at the behest of David Samson, […]

Lufthansa Pilot Union Seeks Clarity On Pay Offer

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Published: December 2, 2016

December 1, 2016 Lufthansa’s pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit has requested clarification of the airline’s latest pay offer. Lufthansa last Friday offered a 4.4 percent increase in two stages and a one-off payment, but VC turned it down. The latest offer maintains the financial terms but drops Lufthansa’s demands for extended pilot working hours. The current […]

Delta Pilots Approve New Contract

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Published: December 2, 2016

December 1, 2016 Pilots at Delta Air Lines have ratified a new contract that will give a 30 percent pay increase over three years. The Air Line Pilots Association, International said 82 percent of votes cast approved the contract. The voter turnout was 95 percent. The agreement “ensures Delta pilots remain among the very top […]

American Airlines To Drop Some Cuba Flights

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Published: December 2, 2016

December 1, 2016 American Airlines will reduce the number of flights it offers between the US and Cuba next year as demand disappoints. American will drop one daily flight each between Miami and Holguin, Santa Clara and Varadero. The total number of daily round-trips will drop from 13 to 10. The changes take effect from […]

Colombia Crash Plane Was “Without Fuel”

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Published: December 1, 2016

November 30, 2016 The LaMia airlines plane that crashed near Medellín killing 71 people may have run out of fuel leading to an electrical systems failure. Six people on the flight chartered by Brazilian football club Chapecoense survived the crash. The top-flight soccer team was flying to Colombia to take part in a Copa Sudamericana […]

Lufthansa Makes New Offer To Pilots

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Published: December 1, 2016

November 30, 2016 Lufthansa has made its pilots a new pay offer to try to end the series of 24-hour strikes that has crippled the German airline. Lufthansa on Friday had offered a 4.4 percent increase in two stages and a one-off payment. The Vereinigung Cockpit union turned down that offer. The latest offer maintains […]

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