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US merger creates world’s biggest airline

United States based airlines American Airlines and US Airways have announced today that they have merged to create the world’s biggest airline. The $11bn deal, which was agreed last night and revealed this … Continue reading “US merger creates world’s biggest airline”


Heathrow upgrade at passengers’ expense?

London Heathrow Airport in the UK is planning to invest in upgrades to its facilities that could ultimately impact on passengers’ ticket prices. According to a Reuters report, the airport’s operator, Heathrow Ltd, … Continue reading “Heathrow upgrade at passengers’ expense?”


Thomson likely to delay Dreamliner Launch

Thomson Airways might be forced to introduce contingency plans if the scheduled launch of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner service has to be delayed due to technical issues. The airline had intended to commence … Continue reading “Thomson likely to delay Dreamliner Launch”


UK passengers stranded by US snowstorms

Once again this winter, US snowstorms have brought chaos to travel plans across large areas of the country’s east coast. UK passengers make up a sizeable proportion of the thousands that are stranded … Continue reading “UK passengers stranded by US snowstorms”


Iberia Employees to Strike Against Job Cuts

Passengers due to travel with Iberia, the Spain based airline that is owned by International Airlines Group (IAG), may face difficulties in the near future as unions have announced 15 days of strikes. … Continue reading “Iberia Employees to Strike Against Job Cuts”


Turkish Airlines Orders Five New A330 Aircraft

Turkish Airlines, a Turkey-based airline company, has announced that it has ordered a new batch of aircraft from Airbus, an aircraft manufacturer. The airline intends to acquire five new A330 passenger aircraft, in … Continue reading “Turkish Airlines Orders Five New A330 Aircraft”


Finnair Announces Additional Flights for Easter

Finnair, a Finland-based airline, has announced additional flights to continental Europe for the Easter holidays. The airline is offering extra flights from March 22 to April 2, 2013, to several European destinations. Around … Continue reading “Finnair Announces Additional Flights for Easter”


Cathay Pacific Expands London to Hong Kong Service

Cathay Pacific Airways, a Hong Kong based airline operator, will be expanding the service between its Hong Kong hub and London Heathrow to add a new return flight. The airline is adding its … Continue reading “Cathay Pacific Expands London to Hong Kong Service”


Flybe and Ryanair Propose a New Airline in Ireland

Flybe, a UK-based airline company, is entering into an agreement with Ryanair, an Ireland-based low cost airline, to set up a new airline in Ireland. The agreement forms part of Ryanair’s concession package … Continue reading “Flybe and Ryanair Propose a New Airline in Ireland”


IAG Chief Criticises UK Government on Airport Expansion

International Airlines Group (IAG), the UK-based parent company of Iberia and British Airways, has criticised the UK government policy for increasing airport capacity in the southeast of the UK. The company chief executive … Continue reading “IAG Chief Criticises UK Government on Airport Expansion”


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