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Alistair Smout

Ryanair expects air-traffic delays but no strikes this summer

14 Feb 2019

LONDON Ryanair does not expect strike action from staff this summer but air-traffic control problems are likely to cause significant disruption, the Irish low-cost carrier's marketing chief said on Thursday.

Thomas Cook might sell airline to raise cash, shares climb

07 Feb 2019

LONDON Thomas Cook said it was willing to sell its profitable airline business to raise cash to fund its fight back from losses racked up in 2018 and to cope with a tough year ahead, sending the travel group's shares 12 percent higher. | Video

IAG's Walsh to Airbus: drop A380 price to boost sales

01 Feb 2019

LONDON Airbus should lower the price of its A380 jetliner if it wants to sell more of them, IAG CEO Willie Walsh said on Friday, adding that the airline group would consider additional aircraft if the price was right.

Budget airline Wizz sees Brexit impact on bookings

30 Jan 2019

LONDON Uncertainty over Brexit is hitting bookings for budget airline Wizz Air and could mean that full-year results come in towards the lower end of its guidance, the company said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 2-Budget airline Wizz sees Brexit impact on bookings

30 Jan 2019

* CEO confident of yield environment (Adds CEO quotes, details)

BA-owner IAG rules out new bid for Norwegian Air

24 Jan 2019

LONDON/OSLO British Airways owner IAG said on Thursday it would not make a new bid for Norwegian Air and would sell its remaining stake in the budget airline, sending Norwegian's shares sharply lower.

Explainer: The shareholder puzzle facing airlines after Brexit

22 Jan 2019

LONDON Airlines that will no longer be majority owned by EU nationals once Britain leaves the European Union face the threat of losing their right to fly within the bloc after Brexit due to share ownership rules.

Gatwick drone disruption cost easyJet nearly $20 million

22 Jan 2019

LONDON EasyJet lost 15 million pounds ($19 million) during 36 hours of travel chaos sparked by drones flying into London's Gatwick Airport in December, the budget airline said on Tuesday, adding it should serve as a "wake-up call" to airports. | Video

Explainer - How drones caused travel chaos at Gatwick airport

21 Dec 2018

LONDON London Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a rogue drone saboteur wrought travel chaos for hundreds of thousands of Christmas travellers.

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