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DESCRIPTION: Airline companies profits will probably drop in 2012... The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has just reviewed its forecast for the average price of a barrel of oil. At between 115 and 135 $, the running costs of the carriers will probably increase by 34 to 36%, and certain fragile companies could easily close down. The latest...

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  • 22/05/2015 18:08

    Lufthansa mulls spot medical checks on pilots: CEO

    Frankfurt, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - Lufthansa's chief said Friday the German airline is considering the possibility of regular spot medical checks for pilots, after one deliberately crashed a jet over the French Alps in March, killing all 150 on board.

  • 22/05/2015 09:49

    Appeals court frees 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress

    Seoul, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - The former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws.

  • 22/05/2015 07:31

    Appeals court frees Korean Air heiress in 'nut rage' case

    Seoul, May 22, 2015 (AFP) - The former Korean Air executive jailed for violating aviation safety after disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts was freed Friday by a South Korean appeals court.

  • 21/05/2015 23:01

    Macedonian PM plane makes emergency landing in Zurich

    Skopje, May 21, 2015 (AFP) - A jet carrying Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski made an emergency landing in Zurich on Thursday due to technical problems but no one was hurt in the incident, a spokesman said.

  • 21/05/2015 22:46

    Air France to continue transporting lab monkeys

    Paris, May 21, 2015 (AFP) - Air France will continue to transport live monkeys for laboratory testing, the airline's CEO Alexandre de Juniac said at an Air-France-KLM shareholders' meeting held as animal rights activists protested nearby.

  • 21/05/2015 19:34

    US blacklists Iraqi firm helping Iran buy Airbus planes

    Washington, May 21, 2015 (AFP) - The US Treasury placed restrictive sanctions Thursday on an Iraqi middleman company which obtained and sold nine Airbus aircraft to Iran's already-blacklisted Mahan Air.

  • 21/05/2015 10:45

    Cathay cabin crew threatens summer strike

    Hong Kong, May 21, 2015 (AFP) - Flight attendants from Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific threatened a summer strike Thursday if management does not scrap a new policy to reduce salaries and perks for cabin crew.

  • 19/05/2015 23:10

    Airline chief casts doubt on plane hacking claim

    Washington, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - The chief executive of United Airlines cast doubt Tuesday on claims by a security researcher about hacking the controls of a jetliner from its entertainment system.

  • 19/05/2015 20:58

    Missing Lithuanian plane found in Baltic without pilots

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  • 19/05/2015 20:09

    All 150 Germanwings crash victims identified: statement

    Marseille, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - Investigators have identified the remains of all 150 people aboard a Germanwings flight that was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, a prosecutor said Tuesday, allowing them finally to be laid to rest.

  • 19/05/2015 19:26

    Alitalia plans to withdraw from Air France-KLM partnership

    Rome, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - Italy's airline giant Alitalia said Tuesday it will not be renewing a partnership deal with Air France-KLM when it expires in 2017 because it is "no-longer beneficial."

  • 19/05/2015 09:08

    Indonesian envoy dies after Pakistan helicopter crash

    Jakarta, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - An Indonesian ambassador who was on a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed this month killing two other foreign envoys died Tuesday after battling severe burn injuries, Indonesia's foreign minister said.

  • 19/05/2015 07:44

    Lessons for Mediterranean? Euro force hunting Somali pirates

    Djibouti, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - The hulking P-3C Orion aircraft prepares to take off from a military base in the Horn of African nation of Djibouti, on the latest mission hunting pirates off Somalia's coast.

  • 19/05/2015 07:24

    Pacific quest: solar pilot prepares for toughest leg

    Nanjing, China, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - Strapped into a seat in a tiny one-man cabin, Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will have to endure extraordinary conditions as he flies over the Pacific Ocean for five days and nights, powered only by the sun.

  • 19/05/2015 06:58

    Fiji Airways warns of delays after runway prang

    Suva, Fiji, May 19, 2015 (AFP) - Fiji Airways on Tuesday warned of likely delays across its international network for up to a week after a runway shunt damaged one of its Airbus planes.

  • 19/05/2015 01:11

    US airlines expect record summer international traffic

    Washington, May 18, 2015 (AFP) - Leading US airlines are projecting a banner summer for air travel as international flights carry an all-time high number of passengers, an industry trade group said Monday.

  • 18/05/2015 23:13

    Saudi national carrier to double fleet: media

    Riyadh, May 18, 2015 (AFP) - State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines plans to roughly double its fleet over the next five years while expanding its routes, official media reported on Monday.

  • 18/05/2015 19:43

    Volcanic ash disrupts Costa Rica flights

    San José, May 18, 2015 (AFP) - Ash spewing from Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano Monday forced the country's main airport to close for more than three hours, officials said.

  • 17/05/2015 19:55

    Lithuanian plane with two people on board missing over Baltic

    Vilnius, May 17, 2015 (AFP) - Lithuania said Sunday it was searching for a small private plane with two pilots on board, that went missing over the Baltic Sea while en route from Sweden.

  • 15/05/2015 15:15

    Etihad says top US airlines get $71.5 bn in subsidies

    Abu Dhabi, May 15, 2015 (AFP) - Etihad Airways said on Friday that the US government has provided America's three biggest airlines with more than $70 billion in benefits and concessions, citing a report it commissioned.

  • 15/05/2015 08:12

    British, US citizens missing after Mexico plane crash

    Guadalajara, Mexico, May 15, 2015 (AFP) - A British and American citizen are missing after their airplane crashed off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in western Mexico, officials said Thursday.

  • 14/05/2015 20:09

    Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier to cut 1,750 jobs

    Montreal, May 14, 2015 (AFP) - Weakened by delays rolling out its new CSeries jetliners and sluggish sales of business jets, Canadian manufacturer Bombardier announced Thursday a fourth wave of layoffs in 18 months.

  • 14/05/2015 16:22

    Singapore Airlines Q4 net profit surges 47 percent

    Singapore, May 14, 2015 (AFP) - Singapore Airlines said Thursday its fourth quarter net profit surged 47 percent year-on-year as its fuel bill declined, but warned of a tough outlook due to stiff competition.

  • 14/05/2015 13:30

    Korean Air loss narrows in Q1

    Seoul, May 14, 2015 (AFP) - South Korea's largest carrier Korean Air said Thursday its net loss narrowed in the first quarter of this year, as operating profit surged from a year ago thanks to low oil prices.

  • 13/05/2015 13:01

    MH370 search finds uncharted shipwreck

    Sydney, May 13, 2015 (AFP) - The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has uncovered a previously uncharted shipwreck deep underwater, leading officials to say Wednesday that if the plane is in their search zone they will find it.

  • 13/05/2015 00:31

    Embraer to sell 2,060 passenger jets to N. American market

    Sao Paulo, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer on Tuesday announced plans to deliver 2,060 jets to the North American market over the next 20 years, a deal the company said would net it about $96 billion at current prices.

  • 12/05/2015 20:09

    EasyJet shares dive on profit outlook

    London, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - EasyJet shares slumped almost ten percent on Tuesday as the budget carrier said a strike by French air traffic controllers last month would slash profits.

  • 12/05/2015 17:09

    Airbus holds first A400M test flight since Spain crash

    Toulouse, France, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - Airbus on Tuesday carried out the first test flight of a new A400M since one of the military transport planes crashed in Spain over the weekend leaving four people dead.

  • 12/05/2015 16:55

    Turkish Airlines pins expansion on new Istanbul airport

    Istanbul, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - Turkish Airlines is aiming to double its passenger numbers in less than a decade with the help of an ambitious planned new airport near Istanbul, championed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the CEO of the fast-growing flag-carrier said.

  • 12/05/2015 15:24

    Spain halts trials of newly assembled A400M after crash

    Madrid, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - Spain announced Tuesday that Airbus A400M military transport aircraft currently in production will not be allowed to fly until authorities determine what caused one of the planes to crash, killing four people.

  • 12/05/2015 14:41

    EU accepts anti-trust remedies from Delta, Air France, Alitalia

    Brussels, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - EU regulators accepted concessions from Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia on Tuesday to end an anti-trust probe into alleged illegal collusion over flights between the United States and Europe.

  • 12/05/2015 14:17

    Australia to commit extra $63 million to MH370 search

    Canberra, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - Australia will contribute an extra Aus$79.6 million (US$63.4 million) over the next two years to the search for missing airline MH370 if it is not found in the current probe, budget documents showed Tuesday.

  • 12/05/2015 13:34

    EasyJet shares dive on profit-warning

    London, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - EasyJet shares slumped on Tuesday as the budget carrier said a strike by French air traffic controllers last month would slash profits.

  • 12/05/2015 11:22

    EasyJet posts unlikely profit on lower oil prices

    London, May 12, 2015 (AFP) - EasyJet on Tuesday said it had managed a profit during its first half, a period when budget carriers normally report losses, thanks to lower fuel costs and a stronger pound.

  • 11/05/2015 14:21

    Airbus to continue A400M test flights following Spain crash

    Madrid, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - European aerospace giant Airbus said Monday it will continue test flights for its A400M military transport plane despite the crash of one of the aircraft on a test flight in Spain that killed four employees.

  • 11/05/2015 09:43

    Air smiles: Canadian woman gives birth on Japan flight

    Tokyo, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - A Canadian woman gave birth aboard a plane to Tokyo after going into labour over the Pacific Ocean, a spokesman for Air Canada said Monday, an event the baby's father described as "completely unexpected".

  • 10/05/2015 18:28

    Iran obtains 15 planes in bid to refurbish ageing fleet

    Tehran, May 10, 2015 (AFP) - Iranian airlines have obtained 15 used planes since February as part of efforts to renovate the country's ageing fleet which remains subject to US sanctions, the transport minister said Sunday.

  • 10/05/2015 17:52

    Spain finds cockpit recorders of crashed Airbus A400M

    Madrid, May 10, 2015 (AFP) - Spanish authorities on Sunday found the two cockpit recorders of an Airbus A400M military plane that crashed near Seville airport, killing four of the six people on board, the government said.

  • 10/05/2015 17:19

    Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters

    Kathmandu, May 10, 2015 (AFP) - Nepal's government said Sunday it has denied entry to three British military helicopters sent to help the earthquake relief effort because of fears they could damage buildings when landing.

  • 10/05/2015 16:56

    Nations ground A400M planes after deadly Spain crash

    Madrid, May 10, 2015 (AFP) - Britain, Germany and Turkey grounded their Airbus A400M military transport planes Sunday after one crashed in Spain, killing four people, as authorities hailed passers-by who rescued two survivors.

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