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Aviation industry seeks EU intervention in Britain-Spain row over Gibraltar airport


BRUSSELS Aviation industry leaders want European Union transport ministers to intervene to help settle a dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar's airport which threatens proposals to smooth travel across the bloc.


BA-owner IAG slows expansion plans after Brussels attacks 29 Apr 2016

LONDON British Airways-owner IAG said it would trim its growth plans this year to adjust for weaker demand in the second quarter, as people flew less after the Brussels attacks and as oil weakness and Brexit worries dented business travel.

British Airways owner IAG would consider buying CSeries 29 Apr 2016

LONDON International Airlines Group , owner of British Airways and Iberia, would consider adding Bombardier Inc's CSeries jet to its fleet in future, said its CEO, adding that confidence in the aircraft was boosted by a recent order.


Lufthansa CEO eyes airline mergers in Europe 28 Apr 2016

HAMBURG, Germany German airline Lufthansa wants to take part in much-needed industry consolidation in Europe so carriers can compete better with U.S. and Asian rivals, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said on Thursday.


Qantas to keep Airbus A380s past 2020; talking to Boeing on 777X jets - exec 28 Apr 2016

SINGAPORE Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd plans to keep its Airbus Group long-haul A380 aircraft in service beyond 2020, when many will be around 10 years old, a senior executive said, even as it conducts talks with Airbus rival Boeing Co on the latter's next-generation B777X jets.


Lufthansa says looking to bring Brussels Airlines into Eurowings 27 Apr 2016

BERLIN Lufthansa is working on bringing part-owned Brussels Airlines into its low-cost airline Eurowings and will decide by the end of August whether to exercise a call option to allow for a full takeover, it said on Wednesday.


German air passengers set for disruption as airport workers strike 27 Apr 2016

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Airline passengers travelling through Germany are set for a day of disruption after public sector workers at airports started strikes in a bid to push for higher wages.


Lufthansa seeks deal with Thomas Cook's Condor - sources 22 Apr 2016

FRANKFURT Lufthansa is seeking a partnership with, or a complete takeover, of holiday airline Condor to further expand its low-cost Eurowings business, three people familiar with the matter told Reuters.


Brexit would strengthen case for Heathrow expansion, says airport boss 21 Apr 2016

LONDON A British exit from the EU would strengthen the case for expanding Heathrow, the UK's busiest airport, because the country would need more global trading routes, the airport's chief executive said on Thursday.


Norwegian Air says Airbus A320neo jets delayed by 2-3 months 21 Apr 2016

OSLO Airbus has delayed deliveries of its revamped A320neo jet by two to three months for additional tests of the Pratt & Whitney engines, the chief executive of budget carrier Norwegian Air said on Thursday.