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23 APR 2018

Qatar Airways to expand despite 'large loss': chief

Qatar Airways will continue to expand even as it prepares to announce "large" annual losses due to a blockade by neighbours, the airline's chief executive said on Monday.Akbar al-Baker said the Gulf carrier remained ... More
23 APR 2018

EU probes Italy's latest Alitalia rescue loan

EU anti-trust regulators on Monday opened an in-depth probe to establish whether a massive rescue loan by the Italian government to troubled airline Alitalia constituted illegal state aid.The salvo from Brussels targets a 900 ... More
11 APR 2018

EasyJet, two others in running for Alitalia: company

Troubled Italian airline, Alitalia, said Tuesday that it has received three takeover offers, including one by a consortium led by British low-cost carrier EasyJet. "Three offers have been submitted today," Alitalia said in a ... More
10 APR 2018

Jet Airways rules out Air India bid

Jet Airways on Tuesday became the latest major Indian airline to rule out a bid for debt-laden national carrier Air India in a new blow to the government's privatisation plans.The announcement came just days ... More
26 MAR 2018

The longest flights in the world

Qantas on Saturday launched the first non-stop passenger service linking Australia and Europe, with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner departing Perth for London on one of the longest flights in the world.The service makes Qantas ... More
26 MAR 2018

First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off

The "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records.Qantas' 14,498 kilometre (9,009-mile) ... More
23 MAR 2018

Ryanair to launch flights to Ukraine from October

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said Friday it would launch flights to Ukraine from October, in an about-face after dropping such plans just months earlier."Ryanair is pleased to announce that low fares have officially arrived ... More
23 MAR 2018

Air France strike as unions turn up heat on Macron

Air France crew went on strike Friday, forcing the cancellation of about a quarter of the airline's flights as unions discussed further protests against reformist President Emmanuel Macron.Pilots, cabin crew and ground staff joined ... More
23 MAR 2018

In world first, Air India crosses Saudi airspace to Israel

Air India launched on Thursday the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace, a sign of a behind-the-scenes improvement in ties between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state.Flight ... More
23 MAR 2018

France's Vinci sign Belgrade airport concession deal

Serbian government and French construction group Vinci Airports signed Thursday a deal worth 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) on a 25-year concession to run Belgrade airport.Vinci was awarded the concession in January after it ... More
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