United Kingdom


Air Berlin seeks damages from Etihad - Rheinische Post


FRANKFURT German airline Air Berlin is demanding damages from its part-owner Etihad Airways for letting it become insolvent and it hopes for payment of at least 10 million euros (£8.94 million), Air Berlin's administrator told a German newspaper.


Pilots at Ryanair's largest base reject pay offer 20 Oct 2017

DUBLIN A majority of Ryanair pilots at its largest base have rejected management's offer of improved pay and conditions, the airline said on Friday, dealing a blow to its efforts to address a recent pilot shortage.


Air Berlin plane grounded in Iceland over unpaid charges 20 Oct 2017

FRANKFURT/BERLIN An Air Berlin airliner was grounded at Iceland's Keflavik airport late on Thursday because the insolvent German carrier had not paid its airport charges, Keflavik operator Isavia said in a statement.


Eurowings offers stranded Air Berlin travellers discounts 20 Oct 2017

BERLIN Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings will offer steep discounts to holidaymakers left stranded abroad after insolvent Air Berlin stops flying next week, Eurowings' chief executive said on Friday.


Malaysia Airlines names new CEO after Bellew's abrupt departure 20 Oct 2017

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia Airlines Berhad has appointed Izham Ismail as group chief executive officer designate, replacing Peter Bellew, who quit to join Ryanair after a little more than a year in the job.


Singapore Airlines to finalise $13.8 billion Boeing order next week 20 Oct 2017

SINGAPORE Singapore Airlines Ltd said on Friday it will finalise an order for 39 Boeing Co aircraft worth $13.8 billion at list prices when Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Washington D.C. next week.

Air Berlin pilots suspended after farewell fly-by 18 Oct 2017

BERLIN The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Duesseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. | Video


Budget airline Wizz Air applies for UK licence ahead of Brexit 18 Oct 2017

LONDON Budget airline Wizz Air has become the latest European carrier to move to shore up its post-Brexit flying rights by applying for a licence in Britain ahead of the country's departure from the European Union.

Thomas Cook sets up new airline in Spain amid cost drive 18 Oct 2017

BERLIN Thomas Cook is setting up a new airline in Spain, a move it hopes will lower costs at a time of tough conditions in the European short-haul market.


Higher costs prompt Flybe profit warning in tough year for airlines 18 Oct 2017

LONDON British regional airline Flybe warned on Wednesday that first-half profit would be lower than expected, sending shares tumbling as higher maintenance costs compounded a tough airline market.