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Low cost airline cancels flight due to lack of planes

<b>Primera Air has cancelled its maiden flight from Stansted to Toronto, 15 days before it was due to take off.</b><p>If the budget carrier had cancelled one …

Flying

Air India may have to pay $8.8 million penalty to 323 passengers for flight delay

State-run carrier Air India may have to pay a penalty of $8.8 million to 323 passengers of its May 9 Delhi-Chicago flight, which was delayed as a …

Aviation

Exclusive: Dubai Aerospace in talks to place huge order for 400 jets | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, is in talks to buy a near-record total of 400 jetliners from Airbus and Boeing, its CEO told Reuters, in a $40 billion blowout that would match the order pipeline of rivals.<p>FILE PHOTO: Flight test …

Aviation

Breakingviews - China's airlines are set for a long-haul price war | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) - Chinese airlines are ready to rumble. Having freed local carriers to hike fees at home, Beijing will now let them compete on long-hauls to overseas destinations. A price war to serve popular destinations is in the offing, as the Big Three - China Eastern …

China

Ryanair COO says pilot staffing situation has stabilised | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) said its issues with pilot staffing have stabilised, with would-be Ryanair pilots queuing up to join after the company decided to recognise unions and offer direct contracts.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 plane taxis at Lisbon's airport, Portugal April 24, …

Aviation

Luton Airport workers postpone Bank Holiday strike

<b>Luton Airport employees have postponed strike action which was due to take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend.</b><p>Passengers were warned to expect delays after workers voted to take part in industrial action regarding pay.<p>The strike has been suspended after the airport made an "enhanced pay offer".<p>…

Flying

Ryanair tightens check-in restrictions for cheapest tickets

Ryanair passengers will soon have less time to check-in unless they pay extra to reserve their seat.<p>The budget airline said its check-in window for passengers who have not paid for reserved seating will shrink from four days to 48 hours starting June 13.<p>But if customers pay for a reserved seat, …

Aviation

Russia moves to sell jets to Iran after Trump exit from nuclear deal sinks Boeing's deals

A Russian aircraft maker is exploring plans to make a modified version of its Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional airliner so Iranian airlines can buy the …

Aviation

Another Top United Executive Departs as CFO Abruptly Resigns

United Airlines Chief Financial Officer Andrew Levy is leaving, the latest in a series of departures by high-level executives brought in by CEO Oscar …

American Airlines

Southwest Airlines Will Pay You 2,500 Points If You Wait In Security Too Long!

Southwest is trying to convince people that it's easy to fly short distances rather than driving. They also want to rule California. So, they're …

Flying

How airplane cabins got to be so cramped

It's not an optical illusion: Airplane cabins are becoming more crowded.<p>Over the past 40 years, airlines have cut seat pitch in order to fit more …

Aviation

easyJet to help small number of pilots with cost of training

LONDON (Reuters) – British budget airline easyJet has said it will cut the cost of training for a small number of pilots as part of a drive to attract a more diverse range of people to fly its planes.<p>Flight schools and airlines are moving to sponsor more courses, or cut the cost of training, amidst …

Aviation

SilkAir to be merged with Singapore Airlines after cabin revamp

SINGAPORE: SilkAir, Singapore Airlines' regional wing, will be merged with its parent brand after undergoing a major cabin upgrade, Singapore …

Singapore Airlines

Gulfstream’s New G500 and G600 Jets Set Speed Records Between Asia and the U.S.

The upcoming business jets traveled from Shanghai to Honolulu and then on to Savannah at an average speed of .9 Mach.<p>To the uninitiated, flight time …

Aviation

United Airlines CFO Andrew Levy Departs, Surprising Almost Everyone

<i>This story has been updated to include a statement from Andrew Levy following his departure.</i><p>United Airlines has announced the sudden departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Levy. It is an unexpected announcement which may reveal serious conflict at the top of the organization.<p>Gerry …

United Airlines

Straighten Up and Fly Right, United to Flight Attendants on Sloppy Grooming

United Airlines wants some flight attendants to take their wardrobes and “personal grooming” more seriously, saying crew members who wear “skirt …

Singapore Airlines

Qantas Is Trying to Make IFE a Little More Zen

As indulgent as the phrase “me time” may sound to some, it is important to take care of yourself— especially when traveling. Between the inconsistent …

Qantas

JetBlue Will Be The First Occupant of Orlando's New Terminal

JetBlue is set to be the inaugural major occupant of Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) new South Terminal, which is currently under construction …

Flying

Self-boarding is here - but do you feel safe getting on a plane without any human checks?

Not long ago the process of boarding a flight involved interacting with at least three people: one at the check-in desk, another to inspect your boarding pass before security, and then a final passport and ticket confirmation at the gate.<p>But in recent years the human interaction involved in …

Flying

More than 100 killed in Cuba plane crash, state media reports

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> More than 100 people are believed dead Friday after a Cubana de Aviacion Boeing 737-200 crashed on takeoff from Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, according to Cuba's state-run media.<p>Three female passengers are in critical condition after surviving the crash into thick …

Airplanes

Uh Oh: Emirates Cutting Pilot Staffing On Some Longhaul Flights Due To Pilot Shortage

Emirates has a pilot shortage at the moment, which is causing the airline to park planes at Dubai World Central and also to cut routes. Emirates …

Long Haul

BREAKING A plane has crashed after take off from José Marti International Airport, Cuba

According to a number of reports, a Boeing 737 crashed shortly after a takeoff from José Marti International Airport in Cuba.<p>More to …

Cuba

Charging passengers to sit together on flights could hinder safe evacuations, new report finds

Charging passengers to sit together could hinder safe and rapid evacuations, according to a new report produced by the Royal Aeronautical Society …

Civil Aviation

Boeing Could Deal Another Blow To Airbus In This Contest

<b>Boeing</b> (BA) is expected to beat out European rival <b>Airbus</b> (EADSY) for a widebody jet order from <b>United Airlines</b> (UAL), according to reports, …

Aviation

Gatwick Airport is trialling self-boarding gates to cut airport queues and improve flight departure times

Gatwick is running a new biometrics trial using self-boarding gates to help slash queues for thousands of passengers with a goal to improving flight …

Aviation

American Airlines Tulsa Flight Test Unit 'Not Compliant' With Safety Standards, FAA Says

The small American Airlines unit that test flies aircraft following heavy maintenance and inflight mechanical incidents got a harsh evaluation from the Federal Aviation Administration, which said the unit “has been allowed to mature into its current state that allows for hazards to be identified, …

American Airlines

Malaysian Police Seize 70 Suitcases of Cash and 280 Luxury Bags in Probe of Former Prime Minister

(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) — Malaysian police on Friday confiscated 284 designer handbags and 72 suitcases containing cash, jewelry and other valuables …

Economic Development

We've Been Overlooking The Best Transatlantic Award Ticket

I spend a considerable amount of my work week using airline award search engines and reading the fine print of loyalty programs. so I feel like I …

San Francisco

Boeing 747s Are Back From the Dead

A funny thing happened to an older generation of Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets on their way to dusty oblivion in desert parking lots.<p>Instead of being …

Aviation

Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway out” of the plane when a cockpit windshield blew out, local media reported citing the aircraft’s captain.<p>Captain Liu Chuanjian – hailed as a hero on social media after having to land …

Airplanes