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. […]

London airport suspends flights as snow brings travel chaos to the capital

Heavy snow is causing transport difficulties across the UK, after the Met Office issued a series of weather warnings. The poor weather conditions led London Stansted to close one of its runways and suspend flights. The runway has since reopened, but the closure has led to ongoing delays and cancellations. The airport has advised passengers […]

Turkey’s TAV Havalimanlari Holding plans bid for four Nigerian airports

Turkey’s biggest airport operator, TAV Havalimanlari Holding AS, is planning to bid for concession contracts for four airports in Nigeria, according to Bloomberg’s report. The Istanbul-based company, majority owned by Aeroports de Paris, has already submitted a non-binding bid for the airports, which include those in Lagos and Abuja. Though, according to the report, the plan […]

Kenya Airways narrows pretax loss, plans U.S. flights next year

Kenya Airways reduced first-half losses by 20 percent, helped by cost cuts, and will start flights to New York next year, its new chief executive said on Friday as the company presses ahead with its turnaround. The airline, part-owned by Air France KLM, completed a $2 billion debt restructuring this week as part of turnaround […]

Qatar Air headed for annual loss amid Saudi blockade, CEO warns

Qatar Airways is headed for an annual loss after a Saudi-led blockade of its home nation forced the scrapping of some routes and the diversion of others. The second-biggest Persian Gulf carrier expects to post a loss this year, though it’s too early to say how big the deficit will be, Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive […]

Ryanair’s cancellation crisis will cost it at least €125m

Ryanair Tuesday said refunds to passengers and new deals for pilots will cost it €70 million (£61.6 million) over the next six months, in the wake of its cancellation crisis. Ryanair was forced to cancel thousands of bookings in September after what the airline said at the time was a pilot rostering error. Reports later emerged suggesting Ryanair […]