Emirates tackles AON on subsidy claims

United Arab Emirates (UAE) carrier, Emirates, on Monday faulted the claim of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) that it enjoys subsidies from the Federal Government and therefore in unfair competition. In a statement, the carrier said the allegations are patently false, adding that it had repeatedly debunked these myths over the years. It also clarified […]

Delta Air to launch first biometric terminal in the U.S

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Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta. Beginning late this year, customers flying direct to an international destination have […]

Airbus ordered to pay $99m fine in Eurofighter case

German prosecutors have ordered Airbus to pay 81.25 million euros (71.98 million pounds) to settle one of two investigations into alleged corruption surrounding the sale of Eurofighter combat jets to Austria in 2003, the two sides said on Friday. The settlement includes an administrative fine of 250,000 euros and “disgorgement” – which legal experts broadly […]

Airbus outsells Boeing, sets sights on deliveries crown

Airbus SE widened its order lead over Boeing Co. in 2017 following a record year of jet sales, prompting the European manufacturer to talk up prospects for overtaking the North American giant by deliveries. Airbus booked contracts for 1,109 airliners, or 52 percent more than in 2016, the Toulouse, France-based company said in a statement […]

South Africa Airways increases capacity to Mauritius

From January 8, SAA will operate wide-body aircraft on its Johannesburg-Mauritius route. The Airbus A330 generation aircraft will offer a two-class cabin configuration, with increased seat availability. Business class will range from 36 to 46 seats and economy class from 186to 203. The A340-300 has 38 seats in business class and 215 in economy class. […]