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A Norwegian airline will now serve free water on long-haul flights following complaints that passengers were left without food, drinks and blankets for up to 12 hours.
Norwegian Air Shuttle, Europe's third-largest budget airline, has apologised for refusing passengers food, water and even blankets on its recently launched long-haul flights to New York and Bangkok.
Who doesn't love in-flight shopping? Indulge in a nice tube of lipstick. Maybe a bottle of whiskey. Or a new car. No, we haven't been swilling too many duty-free spirits.
LONDON, England - A new budget airline backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou will soon take to the African skies, promising to bring low-cost flights to millions of people in the continent.
SINGAPORE - Budget airline Scoot is offering iPads to long-haul travellers after ripping out aircraft entertainment systems weighing more than two tonnes to save fuel.
Budget airline Ryanair has launched a new route between the Scots capital and Poland. The no-frills flights will go twice a week from Edinburgh to Szczecin.
Any publicity is good publicity for Dublin-based budget airline Ryanair.
TOULOUSE, France — Skymark Airlines Inc, a Japanese budget airline, signed a deal Thursday with Airbus S.A.S.
SINGAPORE — Singapore's Tiger Airways said Tuesday a plan to establish a budget carrier with South Korea's Incheon city has been scrapped due to the worsening global economic situation.
HONG KONG - Collapsed Hong Kong budget airline Oasis had its air transport licences revoked by the authority, a move that brought the business a step closer to its end. The Air Transport Licensing Authority informed Oasis Hong Kong Airlines that the 13 permits had lapsed because the carrier had gone into liquidation, said a statement released by Hong Kong's government late Friday.
DETROIT - United Airlines said Wednesday that it would discontinue its low-fare airline, called Ted, retire aircraft and cut as many as 1,100 additional jobs in an effort to lessen the impact of high jet fuel prices. The announcement had been expected for several weeks, ever since the airline surprised Wall Street with a $537 million loss for the first quarter.
TOKYO - Skymark Airlines, a discount domestic carrier, will cancel 168 flights in June due to a shortage of pilots, sending its shares to their lowest level this year. The shortage comes after two pilots retired at the end of May, and the cancellations account for about 10 percent of all its scheduled flights this month, affecting four routes and about 9,000 passengers, Skymark said.
Dubai - Dubai is holding talks with both Airbus and Boeing to buy planes for the proposed budget airline that Emirates is involved in setting up, said Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Group. He did not say how many planes the new airline will be acquiring.
SINGAPORE - Tiger Airways, a low-fare airline partly owned by Singapore Airlines, said on Monday it may buy another low-cost carrier in Asia after soaring fuel costs and tough competition sent some of its rivals into tailspin. Tiger Chief Executive Tony Davis told reporters he was in talks with six parties in Asia for potential joint ventures or acquisitions to boost growth.
Emirates, the biggest Arab airline, will manage a low-cost carrier to be established by Dubai's government in a bid to tap soaring demand for travel in the Persian Gulf.