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    1. August 2, 2016

      Lufthansa scales back growth plans amid economic gloom

      Lufthansa has become the latest European airline to announce a scaling back of growth plans in response to worldwide...

    2. July 21, 2016

      Terror and Brexit weigh on European airlines’ profits

      Distant rumblings of trouble for Europe’s airlines look to be gathering into a full-blown storm after two of the...

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    1. July 7, 2016

      East Africa bets on air travel expansion

      East Africa’s skies are set to become busier after Uganda floated plans to revive its national airline and carriers in...

    2. July 4, 2016

      China’s HNA group aims to do more deals

      The chairman of HNA group, the acquisitive Chinese conglomerate, is looking to do more deals because he is confident...

    3. June 27, 2016

      Brexit uncertainty weighs on global groups with UK assets

      As dealing rooms around the world opened for business on Monday morning, traders were forced to react to a weekend of...

    4. June 26, 2016

      Airlines: brace position

      If you can use some exotic booze . . . let’s fly away, sang Frank Sinatra. Airline executives could use a bucket of...

    5. 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...

    6. May 29, 2016

      Lufthansa grounds flights to struggling Venezuela

      Lufthansa has cancelled the only flight between Germany and Venezuela, underlining the worsening conditions and growing...

    7. May 17, 2016

      Airbus and Boeing contend with headwinds

      The commercial aerospace industry has long been cyclical, flying in close formation with the rise and fall of economic...

    8. May 4, 2016

      Air France: the hair shirt

      Capacity has long been the endemic problem in the aviation industry. The moment economic conditions pick up or fuel...

    9. May 4, 2016

      Airlines will carry on flying for no money

      Europe’s airlines are cutting costs and pledging to pare back the expansion of routes and flights across the continent...

    10. May 3, 2016

      Lufthansa hit by first-quarter loss

      Shares in Lufthansa fell 6 per cent on Tuesday after the German airline group dialled back on its growth plans because...

    11. April 11, 2016

      Gategroup/HNA: airline food

      A well-known Swiss company is embroiled in a spat with some of its shareholders about strategy and management. A...

    12. 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...

    13. March 17, 2016

      Lufthansa shares suffer as airline reveals impact of rising costs

      Lufthansa shares fell more 6 per cent after the German airline reported higher than expected costs in the wake of...

    14. March 13, 2016

      Lift curbs on reporting pilot mental illness, urges report

      French air crash investigators have called on aviation authorities around the world to introduce new rules to allow...

    15. February 17, 2016

      Bombardier to cut workforce by 7,000 after reporting annual loss

      Canada’s Bombardier on Wednesday outlined plans to cut its global workforce by almost 10 per cent, as the aircraft...

    16. February 1, 2016

      Ryanair plans largest ever share buyback

      Ryanair plans to return €800m to investors through its largest ever share buyback, highlighting how Europe’s leading...

    17. January 12, 2016

      Ryanair and easyJet eye work with rivals

      European passengers flying long-haul to the US or further afield could soon find themselves travelling part of the way...

    18. November 30, 2015

      Lufthansa faces down strikes amid cost-cutting plans

      Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel rarely intervenes in labour disputes, but Lufthansa’s drawn-out confrontation with...

    19. November 17, 2015

      British Airways and Lufthansa carbon emissions in spotlight

      British Airways and Lufthansa have been identified as among the least fuel-efficient airlines flying on transatlantic...

    20. November 13, 2015

      Lufthansa’s longest strike takes its toll

      An airline chief executive knows it is a bad week when he is forced to travel on a rival’s jet because his own company...

    21. November 6, 2015

      Russian plane crash: Putin calls for suspension of flights to Egypt

      Vladimir Putin agreed on Friday to suspend Russian flights to Egypt, a sign that Moscow is moving closer to the UK’s...

    22. October 29, 2015

      British Airways owner to pay dividend

      International Airlines Group is to make the first dividend payment in its four-year history — in a sign that the...

    23. October 29, 2015

      Air France-KLM and Lufhansa report robust profits in third quarter

      Air France-KLM on Thursday reported a tripling of profits in the third quarter as Lufthansa raised its full-year...

    24. October 20, 2015

      Air France struggles to make big cost cuts

      There are not that many senior management jobs in Europe where one could reasonably ask for hostile environment...

    25. October 19, 2015

      Airlines reach for WiFi in the sky

      Forget champagne, fully flat beds and onboard showers. For airlines’ business travellers, the must-have facility these...

    26. 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....

    27. October 7, 2015

      Airbus ends talks on Bombardier C Series jet

      Canada’s Bombardier engaged in a bold attempt to rescue its C Series jet programme by spinning it off through a joint...

    28. September 9, 2015

      Court orders Lufthansa pilots to end strike

      Lufthansa has won a court ruling halting a pilots’ strike in a long-running dispute over the airline’s business...

    29. September 7, 2015

      Lufthansa: fighting on all fronts

      Hier wird gestreikt! Lufthansa’s pilots will walk out again this week, grounding many of the group’s long-haul flights....

    30. August 4, 2015

      Travelport attacks Lufthansa in booking fee fight

      Lufthansa will rue the cost of picking a fight with the travel booking industry, predicted Travelport, one of the three...

    31. July 30, 2015

      Lufthansa battles budget rivals on home turf

      Lower fuel costs helped Lufthansa lift operating profit by more than half in the second quarter but warned that ticket...

    32. July 27, 2015

      Ryanair targets ‘strong’ German growth in expansion drive

      Ryanair is preparing an aggressive expansion drive in Germany aimed at capturing up to 20 per cent of the market. The...

    33. July 22, 2015

      Drone users face jail if they break UK safety rules

      Recreational drone users face jail if they endanger aircraft, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has said, underlining how...

    34. July 21, 2015

      Lufthansa passenger jet in near-miss with drone

      A reported near-collision between a drone and a Lufthansa jet with 108 passengers on board in Poland has revived...

    35. June 30, 2015

      Lufthansa offers families of Germanwings victims additional €25,000

      Some 100 days after Germanwings flight 9525 crashed and killed all 150 people on board, parent company Lufthansa has...

    36. 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...

    37. June 30, 2015

      Lufthansa aims to swoop on growing demand for civilian drones

      Lufthansa, the German flag carrier, is examining possible ways to tap into the nascent civilian drone market, chief...

    38. June 17, 2015

      Europe’s 5 largest airlines set up lobby group

      Europe’s five largest aviation groups are to form a trade body taking in flag carriers and budget airlines to lobby for...

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