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  1. 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...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Qantas to remain Australian but foreign ownership limits eased

    Australia has opened the door for foreign investors to take a larger stake in Qantas, but the national carrier will remain...

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  1. May 19, 2014

    Back to the front of the cabin

    On Singapore Airlines, you can stretch out on a flat bed in pyjamas designed by Givenchy, the French fashion house. Rival...

  2. May 8, 2014

    Singapore Airlines warns of uncertainty ahead

    Singapore Airlines, one of Asia’s largest carriers, has warned of economic uncertainty in key markets and intense...

  3. The World

    April 11, 2014

    Diary of an Australian egotist

    The first time I met Bob Carr, who was then Australian foreign minister, he struck me as a polite and humble man. That just...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Singapore Airlines’ branding of its low-cost carrier

    The story. Singapore Airlines has won a reputation over decades for providing passengers with high levels of service and...

  5. March 8, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines battles against low-cost carriers

    State-controlled Malaysia Airlines is one of Asia’s oldest air carriers and, like its rivals Cathay Pacific, Singapore...

  6. March 7, 2014

    Airbus says revenue goal was ‘ambitious’

    Airbus has scaled back its ambitions to expand in the US defence market but insisted it can still compete for sales of...

  7. 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...

  8. February 10, 2014

    Indian airline entrepreneurs face bumpy ride

    Since New Delhi decided to allow foreign airlines to own stakes in Indian domestic carriers 17 months ago, Etihad, AirAsia...

  9. 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 expanding...

  10. December 16, 2013

    Asia’s budget airlines seek collaboration

    Four low-cost Asian airlines have unveiled a range of deals in a sign that intense competition and overcapacity is forcing...

  11. December 6, 2013

    Qantas: wrong-spirited Australia

    Qantas, Tim Tams, Vegemite and Victoria Bitter are all Australian national treasures. Three are foreign owned and thriving....

  12. November 12, 2013

    Indonesian demand for flights still sky high

    Offering 19 direct flights every day between Jakarta, the capital, and Medan, the biggest city on the resource-rich island...

  13. November 12, 2013

    Asia’s budget airlines hit turbulence

    “The People of India deserve to fly. Everyone should be able to fly,” Tony Fernandes, owner of AirAsia, tweeted recently....

  14. October 11, 2013

    Short cuts: Necker Island’s Great House reopens and a music delivery service at London’s W hotel

    Singapore Flying enthusiasts have just six weeks left to experience the world’s longest scheduled commercial flight....

  15. October 8, 2013

    Singapore Girl is facing a bumpy ride

    Singapore Girl is flying into turbulence. For years the advertising icon of Singapore Airlines – a stewardess dressed in a...

  16. September 26, 2013

    AirAsia India gains clearance for future Indian take-off

    AirAsia, the low-cost carrier started by Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has moved a step closer to taking off...

  17. September 23, 2013

    Delta and Virgin joint venture plans approved

    US regulators on Monday approved plans for a joint venture on transatlantic routes between Delta Air Lines and Virgin...

  18. September 19, 2013

    Tata to set up new Indian carrier with Singapore Airlines

    India’s Tata Group, the tea-to-telecoms conglomerate, and Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday plans to set up a new...

  19. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2013

    Tata & Singapore Airlines: keen to fly

    What can Tata possibly see in this struggling sector? For the second time this year, Tata Sons has announced plans to launch...

  20. August 11, 2013

    Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

    The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

  21. June 24, 2013

    Delta secures Virgin Atlantic stake

    Delta Air Lines finalised its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic as the two carriers unveiled a code-share...

  22. June 17, 2013

    Aerospace jobs and revenues set to rise as the Midlands takes off

    The Midlands, which employs about 45,000 people in the aerospace sector, expects to boost employment by a further 8 per cent...

  23. June 16, 2013

    Airbus and Boeing battle heats up

    The escalating battle between Airbus and Boeing in the lucrative long-haul passenger jet market will be laid bare at the...

  24. May 30, 2013

    Singapore Airlines orders 30 Airbus A350 jets

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has ordered 30 of Airbus’s latest wide-body jets and looks set to buy a further 30 aircraft from...

  25. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were mixed with Japanese benchmarks slightly higher but many other regional stocks fell amid profit warnings...

  26. May 16, 2013

    Virgin Australia shares hit by profit warning

    Virgin Australia has blamed weak economic conditions and a move to a new reservations system for a profit downgrade that...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2013

    Asian airlines & bird flu: don't panic

    embed1 In the bird flu pandemic of a decade ago, airline stocks plunged by up to 30 per cent as travellers scrapped their...

  28. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    AirAsia in India: all dressed up with no place to fly

    Talk about trying to run before you can walk – or in this case, fly. AirAsia is on the hunt for some tall, outgoing – and in...

  29. March 13, 2013

    Cathay Pacific: fasten your seat belts

    Asia’s flag carriers have found different ways of coping with the threat from the growing fleet of low-cost rivals. Some,...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2013

    India: AirAsia's lukewarm welcome

    When New Delhi decided last September to permit foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent of domestic Indian carriers, the...

  31. February 22, 2013

    Tata aviation sector deal ‘perplexing’

    In one of the few interviews given before his departure as head of India’s Tata group last year, Ratan Tata played down the...

  32. February 21, 2013

    Qantas: cruising altitude

    Australia’s iconic airline has finally seized the controls after five years of virtual free fall. Shares in Qantas have...

  33. January 4, 2013

    Planes, trains and magazines

    For the past few days I’ve been engaged in what has become an annual new year exercise: delivering a list of ideas to...

  34. December 30, 2012

    A banker changes the flight path

    When he was asked by the government to turn round Garuda Indonesia, the troubled national airline of southeast Asia’s...

  35. December 12, 2012

    Delta set to resume paying dividends

    Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline by revenue, expects to start returning cash to shareholders during 2013, in the...

  36. December 11, 2012

    Delta’s Virgin deal to put pressure on BA

    British Airways faces stronger competition on its core transatlantic routes after Delta Air Lines on Tuesday unveiled plans...

  37. December 10, 2012

    Branson vows to hold on to Virgin stake

    Sir Richard Branson on Monday signalled he is not planning to relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic, as Delta Air Lines of...

  38. December 9, 2012

    Delta and Virgin set to unveil tie-up

    Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are preparing to announce a partnership on flights between London and North America as...

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