International Air Transport Association

Boeing starts air show with order for jets worth $4.7B

Boeing takes round one over rival Airbus.<p>Boeing has started the annual Farnborough Airshow with an order for 14 freight aircraft valued of $4.7 billion.<p>DHL placed the order for the 777 freighters and acquired purchase rights for seven more freighters, the U.S planemaker said.<p>The latest order …

Air Shows

Wrong to impose GST on international air tickets, says IATA

Global airlines’ body IATA has strongly opposed levying of GST on international air tickets, dubbing the taxation as “wrong” as it contravenes many …

Business (India)

Delta Airlines cutting flights, considering higher fares to cope with fuel costs

High fuel costs are translating into higher airfares for Delta Air Lines and other U.S. carriers.<p>Atlanta-based Delta announced Thursday it will trim its flight schedule for this fall as it grapples with the rising price of oil. The airline plans to focus on under-performing routes when making its …

Delta Airlines

IATA: Asia-Pacific expected to see accelerating air freight demand - Xinhua

BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Asia-Pacific region's air freight sector is showing signs of accelerated demand, according to the International Air …

News (China)

IAG expands new low-cost airline Level into short-haul routes

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: British Airways logos are seen on tail fins at Heathrow Airport in west London<p>LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways-owner IAG …

Low-Cost Carriers

Delta Air CEO says expects $2 billion in added costs on higher jet fuel expenses

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) Chief Executive Officer Ed Bastian on Wednesday said the carrier is expecting $2 billion in additional costs this year as jet fuel expenses have swelled.

Delta Airlines

FedEx orders Boeing freighters for $6.6 billion

(Reuters) - FedEx Express, a unit of package delivery company FedEx Corp (FDX.N), has ordered 24 medium and large freighters from Boeing Co (BA.N), the world's biggest planemaker said on Tuesday, as e-commerce demand boosts air freight business.<p>The new airplanes, Boeing's 767 and 777 freighters, …

Aviation

Saudi Arabia's World Cup team lands safely after plane catches fire mid-flight

Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team experienced a dire scare in Russia Monday evening after a “technical failure” led to an engine fire on the plane …

Saudi Arabia

Engine Catches Fire on Saudi Arabia's Team Plane, Everybody Safe

All of the players on the Saudi Arabian national team are safe after a "technical failure" led to an engine fire on the plane transporting the team …

Soccer

IAG CEO says would not participate in bidding war for Norwegian

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group speaks during the closing press briefing at the 2016 International Air …

British Airways

IAG CEO says would not participate in bidding war for Norwegian | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) will not become involved in any bidding war for Norwegian Air Shuttle (NWC.OL), the group’s chief executive told shareholders at its annual meeting on Thursday, adding it was not a must-do deal.<p>FILE PHOTO: Willie Walsh, CEO of International …

British Airways

Garneau calls out airline Qatar Airways CEO for saying women can't do his job

Canada's transport minister is calling out the newly installed chairman of a global airline association for saying that his job as head of Qatar …

Qatar Airways

Transport Minister Garneau calls out Qatar Airways CEO for saying women can’t do his job

Canada’s Transport Minister is calling out the newly installed chairman of a global airline association for saying that his job as head of Qatar Airways would be too difficult for a woman to perform.<p>Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker made the controversial comments earlier this week after being selected as …

Business

Qatar Airways misogyny is nothing new

Not merely does the head of Qatar Airways have a history of sexist comments, his airline is the most misogynist in the world. The post Qatar Airways …

Qatar Airways

Bad news for vacationers: Airfare is about to get more expensive

It’s about to get a little more expensive to fly the friendly skies. As jet fuel prices rise, Delta Air Lines has had to cut its profit outlook. In a statement on Wednesday, it announced that as fuel prices are up about 50 percent over the past 12 months, the company’s second-quarter earnings had …

Flying

Qatar Air Chief Says CEO Job Too Hard For A Woman To Do

The airline boss caused a firestorm Tuesday when he said Qatar Airways had to be run by a man because of the challenges the job involved. But later …

Marketing

Emirates Doesn't See Merger With Etihad in Short, Medium Term – Bloomberg

Emirates Doesn't See Merger With Etihad in Short, Medium Term<p>Emirates Doesn't See Merger With Etihad in Short, Medium Term<p>Emirates Doesn't See Merger …

Jetfuel

Wanted: More Women at the Controls

The new chairman of the International Air Transport Association Akbar Al Baker, caused audible gasps at the aviation body’s annual meeting when he described one requirement of his job as boss of Qatar Airways.<p>"Of course it has to be led by a man, because it is a very challenging position," he said. …

Business

Boys' Club on Parade as Women Struggle for Top Airline Jobs – Bloomberg

Boys' Club on Parade as Women Struggle for Top Airline Jobs<p>Boys' Club on Parade as Women Struggle for Top Airline Jobs<p>Boys' Club on Parade as Women …

International Air Transport Association

Qatar Airways Boss Says a Woman Couldn’t Do His Job

The chief executive of Qatar Airways is being ridiculed for saying his job is so challenging that it could only be done by a man. Akbar Al Baker was …

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways CEO under fire over 'sexist' comments | Sky News Australia

An aviation industry chief executive is working to fend off claims of sexism after saying the industry needs the leadership of a man because it is a …

Qatar Airways

Air traffic strikes bigger threat than fuel prices in 2018, IAG says

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Air traffic control strikes are more of a threat to European airlines this year than a rise in fuel prices, the chief executive of British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) said on Tuesday.<p>Global airlines have slashed their forecast for industry profits in 2018 due to a spike in fuel …

Aviation

Emirates Doesn't See Merger With Etihad in Short, Medium Term

Emirates President Tim Clark talks about the business outlook and jet fuel prices. He speaks on the sidelines of the International Air Transport …

Jetfuel

Boys' Club on Parade as Women Struggle for Top Airline Jobs

Global airline chiefs gathering in Sydney this week are mapping out the future of an industry that transports a big chunk of the world’s population. …

International Air Transport Association

IAG sees air traffic strikes as bigger threat than fuel prices in 2018

© Reuters. Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group speaks during the closing press briefing at the 2016 International Air Transport …

Aviation

India flouting laws by taxing international tickets, alleges global aviation body

Alexandre de Juniac, the director general of the International Air Transport Association, was referring to the imposition of GST on such tickets.<p>The …

India News

Boeing in 'Good Place' With 777, VP Tinseth Says

Randy Tinseth, Boeing Co's commercial aircraft marketing vice president, talks about the company's strategy. He speaks on the sidelines of the …

Aviation

2018 could be 'less positive' for airlines than 2017: IATA

Alexandre de Juniac of the International Air Transport Association says higher costs in areas such as labor, fuel and infrastructure are concerns for …

Aviation

The Boys’ Club Running Aviation

Good luck finding a woman in a senior management position at one of the world’s airlines. The proportion of women holding CEO roles in aviation is 3 …

Aviation

KLM CEO says more restructuring needed at Air France | Reuters

SYDNEY, June 4 (Reuters) - More restructuring is needed at French flag carrier Air France, the head of Dutch sister airline KLM said on Monday.<p>The two national airlines merged to form Air France-KLM in 2004 but Air France’s economic performance has broadly lagged that of KLM, with the French …

Air France-KLM