Air Berlin sells Niki as Etihad approves new leisure airline

By
Published: December 5, 2016

Air Berlin Group has agreed to sell its shareholding in low-cost Austrian operator Niki to the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Aviation Group as part of a scheme to create a new European airline. The 49.8% shareholding will be transferred to Etihad Investment Holding Company, but this entity – in line with European ownership regulations […]

Air Berlin sells Niki as Etihad approves new leisure airline

By
Published: December 5, 2016

Air Berlin Group has agreed to sell its shareholding in low-cost Austrian operator Niki to the United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Aviation Group as part of a scheme to create a new European airline. The 49.8% shareholding will be transferred to Etihad Investment Holding Company, but this entity – in line with European ownership regulations […]

CSeries steep approach certification pushed into 2017

By
Published: December 5, 2016

Efforts to certificate the Bombardier CSeries for London City airport’s steep approach will be delayed by about two months. The Canadian airframer has been co-operating with CS100 launch operator Swiss to gain the approval by the end of 2016. But Bombardier’s vice-president for the CSeries programme, Robert Dewar, said at a briefing with CS300 […]

Bolivia suspends LAMIA Bolivia’s AOC

By
Published: December 2, 2016

The Bolivian government has temporarily suspended charter carrier LAMIA Bolivia’s air operator certificate and the top officials of the country’s aviation regulators, following the fatal LAMIA Bolivia crash in Colombia on 28 November. Bolivia’s minister of public works, communications and transport Milton Claros announced the suspensions at a press conference in La Paz on […]

United steps back on 777-300ER bases

By
Published: December 2, 2016

United Airlines may not base its first Boeing 777-300ERs at its Newark hub, with chief commercial officer Julia Haywood saying the decision has yet to be made. “We haven’t announced where it’s going to be based but you can imagine places like San Francisco and Newark where there are developed markets that are very […]

United steps back on 777-300ER bases

By
Published: December 2, 2016

United Airlines may not base its first Boeing 777-300ERs at its Newark hub, with chief commercial officer Julia Haywood saying the decision has yet to be made. “We haven’t announced where it’s going to be based but you can imagine places like San Francisco and Newark where there are developed markets that are very […]

Tanzania orders two CS300s and one Q400

By
Published: December 2, 2016

Tanzania has placed firm orders for two Bombardier CS300s and one Q400 turboprop, which will be leased to Air Tanzania. Bombardier will sell the aircraft to the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency, which will lease them to the airline Bombardier says. The deal has a value at list prices of $ 200 million, it adds. […]

EC takes Norwegian US rights dispute to arbitration

By
Published: December 1, 2016

Europe has formally pushed to arbitration its concerns over the US failure to approve Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit. Norwegian filed its application for route authority to the US Department of Transportation in 2013. But the it proved contentious, prompted opposition from labour groups and airlines in North […]

US carriers welcome Trump’s pick for transportation secretary

By
Published: December 1, 2016

US airlines have welcomed President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Elaine Chao as the next transportation secretary. Chao, if confirmed by the Senate, will succeed Anthony Foxx in the position. Nicholas Calio, the chief executive of Airlines for America (A4A), calls Chao an “outstanding” choice. “We look forward to working with her, and the DOT […]

ANALYSIS: Lufthansa counts the cost of labour pains

By
Published: December 1, 2016

Sign in/Register here Registration gives you instant access to FlightGlobal’s news, in-depth analysis, insight and opinion from our global team of experts. You’ll only need to log in once to access FlightGlobal’s premium free content. Already Registered? Sign in Activate your free account news

Next Page »