China's BOC to take share of Norwegian Air
OSLO - Lessors including China's BOC Aviation are now the biggest shareholders in Norwegian Air after the budget carrier completed a debt restructuring and secured a long-sought credit guarantee from Norway's government.
Government's purchase of Air France-KLM shares "irregular"
AMSTERDAM - A 2019 move by the Dutch government to buy a 14% stake in Air France-KLM was not in accordance with the country's laws, the Netherlands' Court of Audit ruled on Wednesday. Finance Minister Wopke Hoestra
Britain's Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs
LONDON - Britain's Rolls-Royce said it would cut at least 9,000 jobs from its global staff of 52,000 and could shut factories to adapt to the much smaller aviation market that will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. R
Passenger ticket cancellations ease
HOUSTON - Two top U.S. airlines said on Tuesday ticket cancellations were slowing and demand was showing some signs of improvement, with Southwest Airlines Co recording more trip reservations than cancellations so far th
FAA to mandate new safety management tools
WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it will require Boeing Co and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety management tools in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 34
Easyjet to resume flight operations in June
LONDON - British low-cost airline Easyjet said it would restart a small number of flights on June 15, becoming the latest airline to plan for the return of European travel by making face masks mandatory onboard. Easyjet'
Easyjet founder loses bid to oust management
LONDON - Easyjet said founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou had failed in his attempt to oust key management including the CEO, according to the initial results of a shareholder vote brought over the airline's plan to buy new Air
Airbus A320 crashed in Pakistan
KARACHI - A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon while approaching the airport. 97 of the 99 on bord peop
Poland to extend ban on international flights until June 6
WARSAW - Poland plans to extend a ban on international flights by two weeks until June 6 due to the coronavirus pandemic, state-run news agency PAP said on Friday citing infrastructure ministry documents.
Qantas set to ramp up domestic flights without social distancing
SYDNEY - Qantas Airways Ltd could restart 40-50% of its domestic capacity in July if states relax border controls, and expects to offer low and flexible fares without social distancing measures to stimulate travel demand
Southwest to limit seats sold on each flight through July
DALLAS - Southwest Airlines Co will continue to limit bookings on its flights through at least July to give passengers space between seats, CEO Gary Kelly told shareholders.
Air France axes A380, Emirates seen cutting deliveries
PARIS - The world's largest airliner, the Airbus A380, took a step closer to the aviation archives on Wednesday as Air France said it would permanently axe its grounded fleet and sources said Emirates was in talks to red
Depends on which country you are flying in
SYDNEY - In Thailand, you cannot have food or water in flight and must wear a mask. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the plane needs to be half-empty. In the United States and Europe, it's not mandatory for airlines to leave t
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