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Qantas ditches plans for ultra-premium Asia airline

Qantas has finally ditched ambitious plans to set up a new ultra-premium airline in Asia - the centrepiece of efforts by the chief executive, Alan Joyce, to revive its international operations - after

EU blacklists four more airlines

The European Union on Monday placed airlines from the Philippines, Honduras and the two Congos on its blacklist of carriers forbidden from flying in the 27-nation bloc.

Major share swap to help save Malaysian Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR — Southeast Asia's largest budget airline AirAsia looks set for a major share swap with Malaysian Airlines in a deal to help save the struggling national flag carrier, reports said yest

Southwest Airlines closes acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc.

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines announced today that it has closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc., the former parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran).

Southwest Airlines intends to close on AirTran acquisition May 2, 2011

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines said today it intends to close on its transaction to acquire AirTran Holdings, Inc., on May 2, 2011.

New taxes on air travel opposed by IATA

NEW DELHI, India - As Indian carriers protest the proposed hike in service tax on air travel, global airlines body IATA has said such taxes would compromise the industry's ability to maintain margins

Airlines report 13th consecutive month of revenue growth

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

TripAdvisor allows travelers grade carriers

When you want the scoop on what other travelers think of a hotel -- good or bad -- it's easy to find out from user ratings on websites like TripAdvisor.com.

Ethiopian Airlines signs codeshare deal with Air China

Washington, D.C. – Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce that it has entered into a code share agreement with Air China.

‘Oh so pretty on time’ – which Indian carrier would it...

We really, really wanted to say IndiGo because we like their “On Time” commercial so much, with its retro-looking pilots and winking air hostesses being escorted around on conveyor belts.

US carriers see dramatic recovery in business travel

Delta Air Lines Inc. and American Airlines, the largest U.S. carriers, forecast second-quarter gains of at least 17 percent on a benchmark for industry revenue as rising demand buoys fares.

Airline mantra: Merge, fail, repeat

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Agents advise clients to change carriers due to British Airways strike

Now that the strike dates have been announced in London, travel agents in Uganda have reacted swiftly and started making bookings on other airlines for their customers over the period March 20–22 an

Safi Airways announces interline agreements with 4 major carriers in the...

Safi Airways, the leading international carrier from Afghanistan, has announced interline agreements between Safi Airways and Lufthansa, United Airlines, Emirates, and Qatar Airways.

EU sends anti-trust complaints to American Airlines

The European Union has sent anti-trust complaints to American Airlines and two of its partners over a proposed alliance that would coordinate operations and marketing on trans-Atlantic routes.

Airlines’ survival determined by liquidity

Asked last month how long American Airlines Inc. and other carriers can keep losing money before they run out of time and cash, AMR Corp. chairman Gerard Arpey had a short, glum answer.

China Eastern to merge with Shanghai Airlines through a shares swap

China Eastern Airlines Corp., releasing details of its agreed takeover of Shanghai Airlines Co., offered about 9 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) as it seeks to dominate air travel in the nation’s financ

Asian carriers shaken by plunge in premium travel

SINGAPORE — Casey Chan used to fly business class every other month to oversee his company's electronics factory in China until late last year, when orders from Western buyers suddenly started dryin

Costs of old age trip up airlines

Bankruptcies, restructurings, pay cuts and radical changes in airplane fleets and schedules were supposed to lower costs at older airlines so they could afford to match the cheap fares offered by upst

Kingfisher and Jet form alliance

LONDON - Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways are pleased to announce an agreement to the formation of an alliance of wide-ranging proportions that will help both carriers to significantly rationalize

What you should know about airline pet carriers

The best way to travel with your pets is with an airline approved carrier as there may be a time when you will have to travel by airline, which requires a specific type of carrier..

Asia Pacific aviation is entering “unknown territory”: CAPA

Asia Pacific aviation is entering "unknown territory", with a new industry structure potentially better positioned to cope with an economic downturn, according to Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison.