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Airlines facing first profits drop in six years in 2017 - IATA


GENEVA Airlines will see profits fall for the first time in six years in 2017, after peaking this year, as rising oil and labour costs bite and demand slows, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.


Bolivia detains airline CEO after Colombia soccer crash 07 Dec 2016

LA PAZ Bolivian authorities detained on Tuesday the chief executive of airline LaMia, the owner of the plane that crashed last week in Colombia and killed nearly all of Brazil's Chapacoense soccer team, prosecutors said.


Relatives of missing Flight MH370 passengers 'taking search into own hands' 04 Dec 2016

ANTANANARIVO Relatives of some passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing more than two years ago and has never been found said on Saturday they hoped to persuade governments to expand the search area along the east African coast.

U.S. greenlights Norwegian Air flights in blow to U.S. industry 03 Dec 2016

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travellers across the Atlantic.


Lufthansa hits out after new Frankfurt airport fees approved 02 Dec 2016

BERLIN The German state of Hesse has approved an amended fee proposal for Frankfurt airport for 2017, allowing operator Fraport to increase fees but angering the airport's main customer Lufthansa.


Costs mount for Lufthansa as pilot strike enters second week 29 Nov 2016

BERLIN Lufthansa pilots staged another walkout on Tuesday, with neither side showing any willingness to yield in a dispute that has already cost the German airline hundreds of millions of euros since early 2014.


German court rejects Lufthansa bid to prevent pilots' strike 28 Nov 2016

FRANKFURT/BERLIN A Munich court has rejected a request by Lufthansa to issue a temporary injunction to prevent the latest strike planned by the German airline's pilots in a long-running dispute over pay. | Video


Lufthansa cancels 35 flights on Sunday 26 Nov 2016

FRANKFURT Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa has cancelled 35 flights on Sunday as the fallout from a four-day strike by pilots over pay spilled into a fifth day.


Lufthansa pilots' union rejects latest offer, suspends strikes 25 Nov 2016

BERLIN Lufthansa's pilots' union rejected the German airline's latest pay offer on Friday, but lifted the immediate threat of extending their strike beyond Saturday.


Alitalia may cut up to 2,000 jobs in turnaround plan - sources 25 Nov 2016

ABU DHABI/MILAN Alitalia could cut up to 2,000 jobs as controlling shareholder Etihad Airways pushes for sweeping changes to turn the loss-making airline around, according to sources close to the matter. | Video