EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

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GENEVA - The European Union opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies on Friday, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington.

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Air France-KLM shares fall sharply after third profit warning 4:01pm GMT

PARIS - Shares in Air France-KLM fell around 8 percent on Friday after the Franco-Dutch airline group issued its third profit warning since July and announced new belt-tightening.

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Hawaiian Air swap takes Airbus A330neo orders over 100 2:54pm GMT

PARIS - Hawaiian Airlines has confirmed an order for six Airbus A330-800neo aircraft worth $1.5 billion (958 million pounds) at list prices, swapping them for a previous A350 order, the planemaker said on Friday.

European nations to talk to Airbus about buying air tankers 2:54pm GMT

BRUSSELS - The Netherlands, Poland and Norway are to negotiate with Airbus to buy four military in-flight refuelling planes, European defence officials said on Friday.

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Lufthansa rejects pilots' demand for mediation on low-cost plans 12:29pm GMT

DUESSELDORF, Germany - Lufthansa has rejected demands by pilots to discuss via mediation its plans to expand its low-cost operations, the German flagship carrier said on Friday, drawing new battle lines that could herald further costly strikes.

Air France-KLM shares fall sharply after third profit warning 8:19am GMT

PARIS - Shares in Air France-KLM opened down more than 7 percent on Friday after the Franco-Dutch airline group issued its third profit warning since July and announced new cost cuts.

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Aer Lingus rejects takeover approach from British Airways owner 18 Dec 2014

LONDON/DUBLIN - Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover approach from the owner of British Airways , which is keen to gain control of the Irish airline's slots at London's Heathrow Airport.

Aer Lingus says IAG bid undervalued airline 18 Dec 2014

DUBLIN - Aer Lingus this week rejected a takeover bid from British Airways owner IAG because it "fundamentally undervalued" the business, the Irish airline said on Thursday.

Portugal invokes special measures to break airline strike 18 Dec 2014

LISBON - The Portuguese government moved on Thursday to halt a four-day strike at the TAP national airline planned for the busy Christmas period, invoking special powers that allow dismissal or in some cases criminal charges against strikers.

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UK air traffic group to compensate airlines for travel chaos 18 Dec 2014

LONDON - Airlines will get a rebate on their fees to Britain's National Air Traffic Service (NATS) to compensate them for a computer failure last week which disrupted hundreds of flights.