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US travel agents: Airfare cost on the rise, demand high for...

In 2002, Delta Air Lines decided to impose a zero commission policy on travel agents sales. Other US carriers followed soon after.

Indian airlines embark on aggressive hiring strategy

NEW DELHI, India - Air carriers have embarked on an aggressive hiring strategy with plans to add over 5,000 jobs this year, industry officials have said.

UK food guru: Airlines serving ‘horrible’ food

Leading children's food writer Annabel Karmel has criticised airlines for serving 'horrible' food on flights.

Airbus books almost $70 billion at 2013 Paris Air Show

At the 2013 Paris Air Show, Airbus won US$68.7 billion worth of business for a total of 466 aircraft, which shows the resilience of the commercial aviation industry.

FLY Leasing acquires two new Boeing 737-800s

DUBLIN, Ireland - FLY Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, today announced that it has acquired two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, both manufactured in 2013.

Airlines collect over $27 billion in extra fees and charges

Airlines around the world collected over $27 billion in extra fees and charges last year, new research has shown.

IATA: Airline profits will be up 20 percent in 2013

Airline profits will be 20% higher than expected this year despite razor-thin margins, according to the industry's main representative body.

Mission accomplished or compromised?

IATA (International Air Transport Association) is credited with being the organization that systematized the airline industry at the very beginning of the 20th century.

UFTAA’s position on IATA’s new distribution capability – NDC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - During the UFTAA Congress in Kuala Lumpur, IATA's Alexs Popovich gave an interesting and in-depth presentation on IATA’s proposed NDC. Mr.

Airline competition set to heat up as South African gets 20...

(eTN) - The news coming from Johannesburg, that South African Airways (SAA) is due to take progressive delivery of 20 Airbus A320 aircraft, will serve as a reminder for other African airlines that sit

JetBlue and Emirates to expand partnership agreement with bilateral codeshare

NEW YORK and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - JetBlue Airways and Emirates, the Dubai-based international carrier and one of the world's fastest growing airlines, today announced intent to expand their c

Airlines want you flying upfront during summertime

NEW YORK, NY – Just as the swallows fly to Capistrano in the summer, airlines have traditionally unleashed their best upfront deals during this time.

Comair blasts government bailout of SA Express

Privately-owned aviation company Comair has blasted government intervention and financial aid for state–owned airlines after SA Express moved to finalise a R539-million guarantee last week.

Airline surcharges rivalling the cost of fares

SYDNEY, Australia - On Friday, Jetstar was levying an $8.50 ''booking and service fee'' per leg on $9 flights bought with Visa, Mastercard, Diners or American Express cards.

IATA: Global airline sector profit will grow to $7.5 billion in...

Dubai, UAE - Global airline sector profit is likely to grow to $7.5 billion this year, with Asia Pacific and West Asia based airlines dominating the international passenger market and leading the way

Free airline upgrades going extinct

The economy passenger’s dream ticket – a free upgrade at the departure gate – now looks endangered.

Brits scream bloody murder as airline fees soar 67 percent

An annual study by TravelSupermarket, the price comparison website, revealed those carriers whose fees for “optional” services, including checked luggage and allocated seating, have risen most sha

Airline CEOs join senior industry leaders in Budapest

Taking place on Sunday, May 12, 2013, the Routes Europe Strategy Summit will open Routes Europe in Budapest.

Moms want more from airlines

NEW YORK, N.Y.- With spring in full bloom many families are starting to plan for their big summer vacation. For air carriers, this means more child passengers during the summer months.

Court: Fraport, Lufthansa and Air Berlin not entitled to strike compensation

A German court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by two airlines and the operator of Frankfurt airport for compensation from a labour union to cover losses incurred by strike action by some of its members

FastJet reportedly files letter of intent with 1Time liquidators

(eTN) - Seemingly unperturbed by the ongoing negative publicity for the airline, as a result of being entangled with former choice darling partner and now turned arch foe Fly540, the management of Fas

Winning airports

Depending on where you live, the news is either very good or quite disheartening.

IATA calls on airlines to work together to make air cargo...

DOHA, Qatar – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and address t

Poor management dogs Indonesian carriers

JAKARTA, Indonesia - With a burgeoning middle class, Indonesia is among the most attractive markets for air transportation in the world, but local airlines are still unable to fully tap into the busin

Airbus releases its latest orders and deliveries data

Airbus’ 2013 order book grew by 41 aircraft in February with its A320, A330 and A350 aircraft families, while 45 jetliners were delivered to customers during the month.

Airlines versus hotels in the battle for the best pricing strategy

Pricing it right is challenging at the best of times but do hotels have a smoother ride than the airlines when it comes to pinning a number on deal or fare? Ritesh Gupta investigates.