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AirlinesAlitalia: the old directors have been condemned also on Appeal
Prescribed a minor crime
From what AVIONEWS have heard, the Second Section of Court of Appeal of Rome, in its session of November 9th, confirmed the sentences of the first degree of judgment (see AVIONEWS), although reducing them... more
AirlinesAlitalia: the airline still loses 1.5 million a day
Despite this it orders 3 A-321neo instead of 3 A-321
The leaders of the carrier Alitalia and the unions met -last Friday- at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, in a meeting in which -as reported by the "Corriere della Sera"- the economic performance... more
AirlinesChina Southern: problems for Cathay if will enter in Oneworld
The Hong Kong company could veto
The China Southern Airlines will leave the SkyTeam alliance next January 1 to join the Oneworld Group, where are present American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas and Cathay Pacific. An important opportunity... more
AirlinesJet Airways: will Tata board decides today if proceed to buy the carrier?
Indiscretions raise the value of the company's shares
Tata Group's board of directors today will likely be given the go-ahead to acquire the Jet Airways carrier, which has seen the value of its shares rise to a maximum of five months despite the heavy debt... more
AirlinesJetBlue: asked to increase competition at FAA and EASA
Alliances between airlines would monopolize the market
JetBlue's CEO Robin Hayes -speaking yesterday at an air transport event in New York- asked to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulatory agencies... more
AirlinesChina Southern: does the carrier leave the SkyTeam alliance?
It would serve to develop the company, but it hides high costs
The China Southern Airlines carrier will leave the international alliance SkyTeam (which also includes Alitalia), in a move that should allow the airline to develop more. At the same time the decision... more
AirlinesAirplane and transport. There will be a sale or a failure for Flybe?
New risk of closure for an European airline
According to reports from the British press the leadership of the airline Flybe would be considering the possibility to sell the company, or to seek a merger with a rival, which would allow it to return... more
AirlinesCzech Airlines: A-319 aircraft on the market
Scheduled their replacement with the B-737
The Czech national carrier Czech Airlines -as reported by "Zdopravy.cz"- would be thinking about modifying its fleet of aircraft, withdrawing from service its A-319/100 in use replacing them with the B-737/800.... more
AirlinesJet Airways: Does Tata "rescue" the carrier?
It would only acquire airplanes, slots and pilots
The Tata conglomerate would be in talks to buy Jet Airways, so as to save one of the major Indian carrier from bankruptcy since it has many debts accumulated in recent years after rising fuel costs. Tata... more
AirlinesAlitalia: the future of the carrier this week
Meeting between the leaders of Lufthansa and Siri that could reopen the game
The deadlines for the examination of the offers received by the three extraordinary commissioners of the Alitalia carrier (Luigi Gubitosi, Stefano Paleari and Enrico Laghi) are increasingly short, and... more
AirlinesVirgin Atlantic: risk of strike by pilots for the air carrier
Will raise doubts the 31% share acquisition by Air France-Klm?
Agitation of workers of the airline Virgin Atlantic as the union representing more than half of the pilots has announced a protest, which will have to be put to the vote among the members. The reason for... more
AirlinesAirAsia X would like to change the order of A-330neo in A-321neo
Possible blow to the European Airbus company
The airline AirAsia X -Malaysian subsidiary of AirAsia but operating only on long range- would be evaluating -according to what was said by Benyamin Ismail to the press yesterday- to change the order for... more
AirlinesAlitalia: possible interest of a Canadian investment fund
Brookfield could join the offer of Ferrovie dello Stato
Among those interested in buying Alitalia shares there could be the Canadian investment fund Brookfield Asset Management, active among other things in the world of transport infrastructures such as motorways,... more
AirlinesAir Astana to launch a low-cost carrier
In the half of 2019
Air Astana announced that it is to launch a low-cost airline in the first half of 2019. It will be called FlyArystan and to operate a fleet of A-320 aircraft configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats.... more
AirlinesUSA: Ryanair and Michael O'Leary were sued
They would "cheat" American investors
The low-cost carrier Ryanair and its CEO Michael O'Leary were sued by a shareholder of the company, who filed an application with the US District Court in Manhattan accusing it of having defrauded investors... more
AirlinesAlitalia: passenger revenue growth continues
It is equal to 6.7% in October
Alitalia's traffic-passenger revenues continue to grow in the month of October. The carrier recorded a 6.7% increase in traffic-passenger revenues, compared to October 2017. A growth driven by both international... more
AirlinesAirAsia: negotiations to order Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft
It could increase the presence of the low-cost in Japan
AirAsia would be considering buying the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from the Japanese company, which would allow it to overcome the economic difficulties due to the complicated development of the aircraft.... more
AirlinesRyanair: fired the 6 employees photographed to "sleep" at Malaga airport
A photo to protest against the (absurd) decision of the low-cost
The six Portuguese employees of Ryanair who had been photographed while sleeping on the floor in a VIP room at Malaga airport blocked by Hurricane "Leslie", were fired. The pics posted on "Twitter" on... more
AirlinesRoyal Jordanian: order for 23 new aircraft at the beginning of 2019
It will permit to expand and renew the fleet
The Royal Jordanian at the beginning of 2019 could proceed with the purchase of 23 narrow fuselage planes that will serve to expand its fleet of medium-short-range aircraft composed of Airbus A-319, A-320,... more
AirlinesNorwegian: new cost cuts to increase profitability
Older planes could be sold
The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air could continue to cut costs especially with regard to the fleet, which may suffer a small decrease in the number of aircraft following the sale of older and less efficient... more
AirlinesIran Air: renewal of the aircraft fleet despite the sanctions?
They could be the Sukhoi Superjet or the Atr
Iran Air would have started negotiations to buy new aircraft to renew the fleet, but due to the sanctions imposed by the United States these talks are currently being carried out only with non-Western... more
AirlinesRyanair: the Eindhoven base closed and 16 employees fired
Decision that does not conflict with the court ruling. Soon new strikes?
The low-cost Ryanair has closed its hub at Eindhoven airport today and -according to local press- decided to fire a dozen of workers, while for pilots and other employees the future is still in the balance.... more
AirlinesA relaunch on Alitalia from China?
Di Maio in China asks for investments in Italy
"I had the opportunity to compare myself with private investors: a great confidence was expressed in the Italian economy and the desire to further increase investments".The Deputy Prime Minister Luigi... more
AirlinesRyanair: certain the closure of the hub at Eindhoven airport
Decision that would go against a local court order
The low-cost carrier Ryanair had confirmed yesterday the unwillingness to modify the plan for the next week's closure of the base at Eindhoven airport, which will lead to the displacement of the 16 Dutch... more
AirlinesAlitalia. Galli: "Probable extension of the State bridge loan"
To find "a partner in the sector" is necessary for the undersecretary
Speaking on "Radio Uno Rai", the Undersecretary for Economic Development Dario Galli replied about the bridge loan of 900 million euros that the airline Alitalia must repay to the Italian State by next... more
AirlinesAlitalia (2): easyJet confirms that it has submitted an offer
"Interest in a renovated carrier"
In waiting of the proposal of Ferrovie dello Stato for Alitalia to be announced, the low-cost carrier easyJet has confirmed that it has submitted a bid in consortium with the US Delta. This was announced... more
AirlinesBangkok Airways and PAL: code-share agreement
To expand connections of passengers travelling between the two countries
Bangkok Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) have initiated a code-share partnership to expand connections to benefit passengers travelling between the Philippines and Thailand, which came into effect... more
AirlinesAlitalia (2): Lufthansa gets out of a minority stake
CEO Spohr explains that he will not be a co-investor with the Italian government
The declarations by the CEO of Lufthansa Carsten Spohr could be a "cold shower" for the Italian government and for Ferrovie dello Stato. In fact, from the top of the carrier came affirmations that go against... more
AirlinesAlitalia: is it worth (the government choice) the risk?
In the offer FS will ask for precise boundaries to be respected
Today from Ferrovie dello Stato could be sent, indeed it will probably be sent the binding offer to acquire the ex-flag carrier Alitalia sanctioning the birth of this union between the two modes of transport.... more
AirlinesAlitalia: two days to write its future
The "certainty" is that FS should take 100%
The board of Ferrovie dello Stato will meet tomorrow and during the meeting should be given the go-ahead to present the binding offer to the three extraordinary commissioners of the airline Alitalia, although... more