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German airline TUIfly says no plans to link up with easyJet


BERLIN TUIfly has denied suggestions that the German airline is planning to link up with Britain's easyJet but declined to comment directly on a report that another European airline was interested in buying the airline.


Jet2.com launches new London flights on strong holiday demand 21 Sep 2016

LONDON British tour operator Jet2.com said it would start flying 21 new routes from London Stansted airport next year in a show of confidence in holiday demand despite an increasingly competitive European flight market.


Lufthansa, Air China sign route joint venture deal 20 Sep 2016

BEIJING Lufthansa has signed a route sharing deal with China's flagship carrier Air China, capping off two years of talks that will boost Germany's biggest airline's access to the world's fastest growing aviation market. | Video


Air France blames attacks, strikes as fall in bookings accelerates 20 Sep 2016

PARIS Air France shares hit their lowest in four years on Tuesday after the airline's boss Jean-Marc Janaillac said it expected a further decline in bookings in the coming months as a result of Islamist militant attacks and a cabin crew strike.


Saudi plane isolated at Manila airport after false hijack alarm, incident over 20 Sep 2016

MANILA A Saudi Arabian Airlines plane was temporarily isolated after landing at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday following a false hijack alarm, airline and airport officials said.

U.S.-led jets kill dozens of Syrian soldiers - Russia, monitor 17 Sep 2016

BEIRUT U.S.-led coalition jets bombed a Syrian army position at Jebel Tharda near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, killing dozens of Syrian soldiers, Russia and a war monitor said, paving the way for Islamic State to briefly overrun it.

Russia criticises U.S. over bombing of Syrian army near Deir al-Zor 17 Sep 2016

MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday that U.S.-led coalition planes had bombed Syrian troops fighting Islamic State militants near the airport in Deir al-Zor, killing 62 soldiers and wounding about 100 more.

John Menzies to buy peer BBA's aircraft fuelling unit 16 Sep 2016

UK airport services and logistics group John Menzies agreed to buy peer BBA Aviation's ground handling and fuelling operations in a deal worth $202 million (152.64 million pounds), taking a major step in consolidating a fragmented industry.


Boeing lifts long-term outlook for China plane demand to $1 trillion 13 Sep 2016

BEIJING Chinese airlines are likely to purchase planes worth $1.025 trillion over 20 years as they expand fleets to cater to robust growth in domestic and overseas tourism, Boeing Co said in a more bullish forecast of Chinese aviation demand.


London's Heathrow sets August record as runway ruling nears 12 Sep 2016

LONDON London's Heathrow Airport, which is battling Gatwick for government approval for an extra runway, said it handled a record 7.34 million passengers in August, with more flying to the Middle East and Latin America.