Dubai-based airline major Emirates Airline is all set to give the staff wardrobe a better look. The airline’s 16,000-plus uniformed staff are to be given a sharper, more business-like look with the introduction of a brand new uniform, it is learnt.
Dubai based airline giant Emirates has said that flying to Guangzhou with it would bring an introductory offer of free hotel stay for its passengers. The offer lasts from July 1 to September 30, 2008 and would be open to passengers in all classes of travel.
Malaysia Airlines, the flag carrier of Malaysia, will increase fuel surcharge within the next two weeks as a part of its bid to cope with record-high costs of aviation fuel.
As more people point laser pointers at aircraft, more aircrafts and pilots are affected The Government of New Zealand is thinking about banning high-powered laser pointers after there has been a big increase in the number of people targeting the devices at aircraft, seriously affecting the vision of pilots.
Qantas, the national airline and flag-carrier of Australia, started selling, on June 16, 2008, seats for the first flight on the airline’s new Airbus A380 Superjumbo. Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
A number of smaller carriers in Europe are likely to go out of business in the coming months if the oil price does not fall considerably.
It is only natural for one to assume that being inside an aircraft full of people could be an easy way to catch an infectious disease.
Four major airlines of the world – Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Air France-KLM and American Airlines – have raised passenger fuel surcharges in the wake record-high prices of aviation fuel.
Virgin Blue, the low-cost airline of Australia, is considering charging passengers for checking in their baggage as a part of its bid to cope with high fuel costs.
China Airlines and EVA Airways Corporation, the biggest airlines of Taiwan, will reduce their flights by 10% in their attempt to deal with prohibitive prices of aviation fuel.
US Airways, the low-cost airline owned by US Airways Group, has said it will reduce its work force by 1,700 (or, about 5%), cut more capacity than decided previously, and also introduce new fees.
Continental Airlines, based in Houston, Texas, the United States, has announced that it will abolish flights to a total of 15 cities within the United States as well as overseas and also trim flights to about 40 more cities from September 3, 2008, because of soaring costs of aviation fuel.
The European Commission has begun what it describes as an â€œin-depth investigationâ€ into whether a loan amounting to â‚¬300 million ($465 million) from the government of Italy to the airline Alitalia violates rules on state aid.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the country, has ordered immediate inspection of throttles on small personal jets manufactured by Eclipse Aviation after one Eclipse 500 plane made an emergency landing at Chicago’s Midway International Airport on June 5, 2008.
Silverjet, the British all-business class airline based at London’s Luton Airport, which had suspended its operations on May 30, 2008, has decided to sack its employees after all its efforts to find a buyer failed.
Air-traffic controllers appointed recently are leaving jobs at “dramatically higher rates” in 2008, United States Congress has been told.
Virgin Atlantic, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, has announced that it will charge lower fuel charges from its Economy-class passengers than those travelling in the premium classes.
Air Pacific, Fijis international airline, is raising fares from Fiji to Australia and New Zealand by about 4%.
Silverjet, the British all-business class airline that suspended operations on May 30, 2008, is likely to fly again.
Major airlines of Europe have urged the European Commission to oppose the Italian government's recent $468-million loan to Alitalia intended to prevent the state-controlled airline from going bankrupt.
Air One, the airline based in Rome, Italy, has ordered 24 aircraft from Airbus Industrie, the aircraft-manufacturing consortium based in Toulouse, France.
American Airlines, a unit of AMR Corporation, based in the United States, has begun discontinuing some of its long-haul services.
Qantas Airways Limited, the national carrier of Australia, has announced that it would shut down some flight routes, retire aircraft and shed jobs in its effort to check costs as prices of aviation fuel keep rising.
Five airlines operating in Europe are currently carrying out trials on use of mobile phone in-flight.
Qantas Airways Limited, Australia's largest carrier and the country’s national airline, has decided either to cancel or reduce many of its services to Japan and south-east Asia in the wake of exceptionally high prices of aviation fuel.
Air New Zealand, the national flag carrier of New Zealand and the country’s largest carrier, has announced that it will increase fares – once again – on domestic and international flights by 4% on an average.