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    1. June 2, 2016

      Airlines’ net profits set to hit $39.4bn this year

      The airline industry will enjoy its fifth consecutive year of improving profitability in 2016, the sector’s main trade...

    2. June 2, 2016

      Bags, tags and the push to keep track of air passengers’ luggage

      During his career in airports, Andrew Price has seen travellers try to check in engines, a fridge so big he could stand...

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    1. May 30, 2016

      Iata warns of slowdown in air travel

      Global demand for air travel may be “shifting down a gear”, according to Iata, the aviation industry’s main trade body,...

    2. April 17, 2016

      Passenger jet landing at Heathrow feared struck by drone

      A British Airways flight was struck by what is believed to be a drone as it came in to land at Heathrow airport on...

    3. April 6, 2016

      Air France risks ‘second tier status’, says chief of parent group

      Air France risks being relegated to a second-tier global airline if it does not get to grips with its troublesome...

    4. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Air France-KLM shares losing 7% as CEO bows out

      Shares in Air France-KLM are not having a good morning after chief executive Alexandre de Juniac announced late...

    5. April 5, 2016

      Air France-KLM chief executive steps down

      Alexandre de Juniac is stepping down as chief executive of Air France-KLM after three years that were punctuated by...

    6. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Air France-KLM CEO steps down

      Alexandre de Juniac is stepping down as chief executive of Air France-KLM after three years at the Franco-Dutch airline...

    7. March 23, 2016

      Airlines complain to Brussels over parts and maintenance contracts

      Airlines have lodged a formal complaint with European regulators over the $60bn market for spares and repairs on the...

    8. February 9, 2016

      Ethiopian Airlines soars with help from the state

      As big African airlines are grounded in heavy losses, Ethiopian Airlines continues to spread its wings. An aggressive...

    9. October 14, 2015

      Lucrative aircraft maintenance market scrutinised

      First Willie Walsh, head of airline group IAG, threatened legal action over the rising cost of repairing his aircraft....

    10. July 1, 2015

      DoJ launches probe of high airline fares

      US airlines face potential fines and other legal sanctions over keeping fares high, after the justice department...

    11. June 30, 2015

      Sky-high demand curbs impact of cheap oil on cost of flights

      If you were hoping to bag cheaper flight tickets in the near future, think again. Airlines may be benefiting from the...

    12. June 12, 2015

      Airline margins widest since mid-1960s but rivalry casts shadow

      Projectors beamed black and white film clips of aviation scenes from the 1950s and 1960s at the annual meeting this...

    13. June 9, 2015

      Emirates Airline warns US against dismantling ‘open skies’ deal

      Many foreign airlines could face severe challenges flying to the United Arab Emirates if the US chooses to dismantle...

    14. June 8, 2015

      Qatar CEO: industry must repudiate campaign against Gulf carriers

      The chief executive of Qatar Airways on Monday demanded the industry repudiate a campaign against the Gulf carriers by...

    15. April 30, 2015

      IAG: nosing ahead

      IAG’s hot air about its maiden first-quarter operating profit since the 2011 merger of British Airways and Iberia...

    16. January 6, 2015

      Dark clouds mar the skies above Southeast Asia

      Tony Fernandes, the chief executive of AirAsia, has not been able to think about growing his business in recent weeks....

    17. December 17, 2014

      Air passengers stay calm amid reclining seats and nut cases

      The airline business celebrated its centenary this year — in 1914, the world’s first commercial flight crossed Tampa...

    18. December 10, 2014

      Airlines on course for record profits fuelled by low oil prices

      The global airline industry will report record profits in 2015 as falling oil prices and economic growth push up...

    19. October 13, 2014

      Petrobras blamed for stalling Brazilian airline growth

      Petrobras’s fuel pricing policy threatens to put the brakes on Brazil’s airline industry, the world’s third-biggest...

    20. September 11, 2014

      Our skies will not be safe until nations share their knowledge

      Fifty-five aircraft flew over eastern Ukraine on July 17, carrying the flags of nine nations. They flew in airspace...

    21. August 25, 2014

      Bank of China subsidiary buys 82 Boeing jets for $8.8bn

      BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing subsidiary of Bank of China, has made its biggest single order for aircraft yet with...

    22. July 29, 2014

      UN body reviews rules on conflict zone flights

      The UN body that oversees the co-ordination of international aviation regulations has pledged to re-examine rules for...

    23. July 24, 2014

      Air crash toll raises questions despite improving safety overall

      Passenger fatalities in air accidents are at their highest level since 2010, swelled by the disappearance of Malaysia...

    24. July 23, 2014

      Q&A: Why are airlines allowed to fly over war zones?

      Why are we seeing many airlines stop flying to Israel’s Tel Aviv airport? On Tuesday at 12.15 EST, the Federal Aviation...

    25. July 18, 2014

      US airlines recover after Ukraine crash

      US airline shares capped a volatile two days of trading on Friday, recovering the declines they had sustained in the...

    26. July 13, 2014

      Budget carriers create a new map for airlines

      When two airlines started offering cut-price fares in the 1990s they fired up a process of change that is reshaping...

    27. July 13, 2014

      Flight MH370: Record casts doubt on ‘never again’ promise

      The disappearance of flight MH370 ranks as the greatest mystery of the modern jet age. Four months after the...

    28. June 12, 2014

      Crude oil spike hits US airline sector

      US airline stocks continued on a sudden turbulent decline as sectarian violence across Iraq sent crude oil prices to a...

    29. June 3, 2014

      Push to improve aircraft tracking after MH370 disappearance

      The main aviation trade body on Tuesday sought to reassure the travelling public that there was momentum behind efforts...

    30. June 2, 2014

      Iata cuts forecast for airlines’ profitability

      The main aviation trade body has cut its forecast for airline profits in 2014 because of concerns about China’s...

    31. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes that a new King isn’t the only constitutional change on the minds of...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Airlines grounded in Venezuelan malaise

      Ticket offices may soon be pushing down their blinds at Maiquetia, the international airport outside Caracas, as civil...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 30, 2014

      Venezuela: saying adios to pasta

      The International Pasta Association ranks Venezuelans as the world’s second-biggest consumers of Italy’s staple food....

    34. April 1, 2014

      Airline industry pledges to never ‘let another aircraft vanish’

      The world’s airlines have pledged to “never let another aircraft vanish” as they laid out plans to ensure that aircraft...

    35. February 13, 2014

      Dogfight for aircraft orders looms large in Asia

      In the dogfight for aircraft orders between Boeing and Airbus, Asia is looming ever larger as a theatre of war. At this...

    36. February 10, 2014

      Air cargo market struggles for signs of modest upturn

      The air cargo market has been in the doldrums since the global financial crisis began, but a few bright spots are...

    37. February 10, 2014

      Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

      Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest...

    38. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE It’s all been about QE: Paul reports from Citi’s European Credit Conference, where...

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