One of the world’s most competitive budget airlines, Europe’s Ryanair, reported better than expected profits today. The Dublin-based airline which made a name for itself with cost cutting, is now a favorite with travelers needing to do the same. On the news, Ryanair said net profit April to September jumped some 10%, while sales increased […]
Scandinavian airline SAS appears to be on the ropes as the company announces chopping prices and selling assets in a struggle to keep afloat. Massive losses from 2011, combined with a murky 2012 have spelled tough times for the once profitable and venerable airline.
News from the blog of Icelandic carrier WOW Air tells of the company having acquired competitor Iceland Express. WOW will be running the show at Iceland Express immediately, according to their news.
Etihad Airways, the national airline in the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating four years of operations in Russia this week. As their non-stop service between Moscow and Abu Dhabi has proven so successful, the airline is planning on expanding their Russian operations in the future. Since their debut in the Russian travel market, Etihad Airways […]
In flight news , the Open Allies for Airfare Transparency organization has just released survey results showing the vast majority of online travel agency users want airline fee transparency.
Turkish Airlines (THY) has announce the addition of flights to Sharm el-Sheikh, Sabha, Aden and Hurghada to being next month. Possessing the world’s 7th largest network of flights, THY’s coming Libyan and Egypt connections are a significant added value.
With Summer nearing an end the EX-YU aviation industry faces some tough decisions ahead. Former Yugoslavian carriers, now fragmented toward their own regional goals, may have to deal alone with insurmountable financial troubles.
United Airlines will now offer service to Turkey with its new daily nonstop service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport.
After almost 35 years after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, an advisory committee is established to review airline consumer protections, whose rights will be defended by the director of the Consumer Travel Alliance, Charlie Leocha.
British airports operator BAA stated fewer people are traveling by air between the UK and other nations when the crisis is more powerful, such as Greece or Spain, while the cargo moved between them is on a downward trend.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, looks like a straight shooter in an industry full of corporate “yes men” these days. Speaking at a Guild of Travel Management Companies’ (GTMC) conference, the five star airline’s boss called BS on Lufthansa and other European airlines. With many air carriers suffering during this current recession, name calling has broken out in earnest now.
If one were to listen to airline executives giving speeches across the country, the only conclusion would be that the airline industry is the most perfectly transparent industry in the U.S.A. when it comes to pricing — it is a comparison-shopping nirvana. Airline passengers, on the other hand, say airline pricing has become so complicated that figuring out comparative air travel costs requires a spreadsheet. Applying for a mortgage may be easier and more straightforward.
Amid accusations Montenegro Airlines desires some kind of monopoly on the Balkans country’s airspace, CEO of the company, Zoran Djurišić, announced his invitation to executives of three of the former Yugoslavia’s biggest carriers, Croatia Airlines, Jat Airways, and Adria Airways, to a sort of summit on the Budva Riviera.
Good news for the die hard Google user, the world’s biggest Internet player has just announced Google Flight Search for Android and iOS devices. The company says these mobile variants offer all the functionality and benefits of the desktop platform. According to a post on the official Google blog, since launching Flight Search back in […]
2012 will no doubt be a challenging one for the airline industry. AMR going bust, and even budget carriers feeling the pinch in 2011, many will likely founder in the coming months. One carrier, Germany’s second biggest carrier Air Berlin, looks to be applying lessons hard learned early on in the year.