Ethiopian Airlines soars with state help

Carrier benefiting from rivals’ struggles and a generous backer

Portugal to unwind TAP Air privatisation

Carrier under private management but state has veto on strategy

Week in Review

Week in Review, February 6

Oil majors, Swiss banks, Alphabet, ChemChina and BA in the news

Chart that tells a story — flying taxes

Air passenger duty raised a record £3.2bn in 2014-15

Zika virus threatens Brazil’s Olympic boost

From pharmaceuticals groups to cruise operators, companies are only starting to fathom the impact

Borrowers return to Europe’s bond markets

Tech group is first Chinese issuer of euro-denominated bonds

Delta chief retires in leadership reshuffle

Richard Anderson ends tenure as longest-serving US airline head

BA threatens to pull jets at London City

Chief executive warns against higher charges after airport sale

Two Pakistan airline strikers feared dead

Workers clash with police in dispute over privatisation plans

EasyJet to trial hybrid aircraft

Hydrogen fuel cell could save 50,000 tonnes of fuel per year

Ryanair plans largest ever share buyback

Airline shows strong evidence of revival after profit warnings

Ryanair: share fly backs

Repurchasing stock looks smart, so long as the price is rising

Call for drone crackdown after 4 near-misses

Unmanned vehicle came close to Stansted 737

Boeing grapples with production challenges

Group disappointed market with aircraft output goal for 2016

Wizz Air forecasts profit acceleration

Ultra-low cost carrier increases its hold on eastern European market to offset expansion costs

Dublin defends aircraft leasing edge

The centre of a global industry is looking to develop its future role

EasyJet feels impact of Paris attacks

Low-cost airline expects continued fall in revenue per seat

US East Coast digs out from winter storm

Flights delayed after more than 2ft of snow in New York City

Cathay Pacific: prickly hedges

Hong Kong’s airline has paid a high price for its hedging policy

Iran plans to buy 114 Airbus jets

Italy also lining up €17bn in deals as Iran nuclear accord bears commercial fruit

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