Pilots striking against Air France over a proposed expansion of the airline via subsidiary Transavia have apparently won. Air France and KLM have now announced their intention of dropping the Transavia Europe operation.
Air France has said more than half the airline’s flights will have to be grounded on account of a week-long pilot’s strike. The airline’s plans to start its own low cost carrier are at the center of the dispute that had crippled the airline this morning.
Earlier this week Ryanair announced having taken delivery of the first of its 180 new Boeing 737-800 NG order. The deal, worth and estimated $16 billion, saw the first plane touch down at Dublin Airport, flown in from Boeing Field, Seattle, by Ryanair Chief Pilot, Capt Ray Conway.
The “Flame of Hope” has taken off for Brussels via AEGEAN Airlines A3620 after having visited the Greek cities of Komotini, Kavala, Thasos, Thessaloniki and Athens.
Low-cost airline Wizz Air has launched flights from Riga International Airport to Dortmund, Germany as of September 1. The Wednesday and Sunda flights will embark via “Airbus 320” aircraft, according to news from the airline.
AEGEAN Airlines has just announced increasing its fleet with the order of 7 new Airbus A320’s. According to the news, Aegean continues to grow under favorable conditions for the overall Greek travel economy. The deal with Airbus will see at least 5 Α320’s delivered on an accelerated schedule, with the remaining 2 aircraft coming before early 2016. Each airliner […]
New that Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary may be considering Cyprus as a Middle East with an expected acquisition of Cyprus Airways has Europe airlines buzzing. The top low cost player, may take a bite out of territories of AirAsia, Air Berlin, and even Air India Express.
Boeing has just announced an order from BOC Aviation worth $8.8 billion. According to the news, BOC is to get 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range) aircraft making it the largest order ever or the airline.
Ryanair, Europe’s leading budget airline, called out CEOs of IAG (Willie Walsh), Air France (Alexandre de Juniac), and Lufthansa (Carsten Spohr) to take the ice bucket challenge. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary literally overdid the ice bucket event in Dublin on Thursday, much to the delight of 200 employees of his airline.
Ryanair has just launched a new payment partnership with PayPal that allows fliers and agents far greater booking and payment convenience.
Alitalia has begin a three times per week service in between Rome Fiumicino (FCO) and the Crete holiday destination of Heraklion (HER). The route is to be a summer seasonal one flying only through 31 August.
Regional airline Flybe has just announced a new daily route in between Manchester and Amsterdam. The new service from Schipol airport is set to beging October 26. The airline has announced one way fares in the range of £39.99.