EU seeks tough curbs on airline subsidies in aviation agreements - document


BRUSSELS The European Union is seeking tough limits on public subsidies to airlines and the option of revoking their traffic rights as part of new commercial aviation agreements it wants to negotiate with several countries including Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.


LATAM Airlines says no Brazil sales impact yet from Zika worries 08 Feb 2016

SANTIAGO Concerns over the Zika virus have not affected ticket sales at LATAM Airlines' TAM Brazilian unit, the regional carrier said on Monday.


Airbus in talks to delay some A320neo deliveries - sources 05 Feb 2016

PARIS Airbus is renegotiating delivery schedules for its revamped A320neo jet and has told some airlines it will be delayed by about two months, industry sources said.

Passengers, crew evacuated from Madrid-Riyadh flight after bomb hoax 04 Feb 2016

MADRID/DUBAI Spanish authorities evacuated all passengers and crew from a flight bound for Riyadh at Madrid's Barajas international airport on Thursday after a bomb threat, which the airline later said was a hoax.


Exclusive - Top airlines offer to re-assign crew from Zika-hit routes 04 Feb 2016

Major U.S. airlines United and Delta and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about contracting the Zika virus from routes to affected countries.


Insight - Airline battle brews in Gulf as Iran eyes regional hub role 04 Feb 2016

PARIS/DUBAI An economic battle is likely for dominance of the skies over the Gulf after Iran decided to invest $27 billion in an airline fleet capable of taking on the region's supercarriers.

Flight control - China banks pilot jet leasing firms in chase for $228 billion market 03 Feb 2016

SINGAPORE Fresh from taking on the world in financial services, China's cashed-up banks are targeting a bigger slice of the surging global aviation market, beefing up affiliates bent on supplying planes to airlines around the planet.


British Airways to resume flights to Iran 03 Feb 2016

LONDON British Airways will resume direct flights from London to Tehran from July, renewing links with the Iranian capital after sanctions were lifted.


British Airways threatens to pull flights at London City - FT 02 Feb 2016

British Airways has mulled pulling most of its aircraft out of London City airport if a new owner raised airline charges to cover the hefty 2 billion pound price tag on the airport, the Financial Times reported.


Ryanair says to cut Italian routes, jobs, blames government passenger tax 02 Feb 2016

ROME European budget airline Ryanair said on Tuesday it will cut routes and jobs in Italy later this year as a result of a 40 percent increase in passenger departure taxes.