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Frustrated Ryanair investors target chairman after year of strikes


GORMANSTON, Ireland A significant minority of Ryanair shareholders voted against the re-election of the airline's long-serving chairman on Thursday but they overwhelmingly rejected calls by trade unions to oppose Chief Executive Michael O'Leary.


ENOC's jet fuel storage plans show how Iranian sanctions upending oil market 21 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) has chartered at least one vessel to store jet fuel to ensure supply to airlines in Dubai as pending U.S. sanctions on Iran have cut off its access to feedstocks for producing the aviation fuel, said several industry sources.


Emirates, Etihad airlines deny report they may merge 20 Sep 2018

DUBAI State-owned Emirates and Etihad, two of the Middle East's top airlines, denied a Bloomberg report on Thursday which quoted unnamed sources as saying Emirates was seeking to take over Etihad to create the world's largest carrier.


Belgian union rejects Ryanair offer ahead of planned strike 19 Sep 2018

BRUSSELS The union representing Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium has rejected an offer from the Irish airline ahead of a planned one-day strike across five countries on Sept. 28, the union said on Wednesday.


UK warns British-Iranian dual nationals over travel to Iran 19 Sep 2018

LONDON Britain on Wednesday advised British-Iranian dual nationals against all but essential travel to Iran, tightening up its existing travel advice and warning it has only limited powers to support them if detained.

Thai court dismisses case against Airports of Thailand, King Power 18 Sep 2018

BANGKOK A Thai court on Tuesday dismissed a 14 billion baht (£327 million) graft case against Airports of Thailand and duty-free retailer King Power, owner of the English Premier League club Leicester City.


Headwinds before takeoff for new Thai Airways team 18 Sep 2018

BANGKOK Struggling national carrier Thai Airways International PCL is pinning hopes of a revival to its 1990s heyday on a new leadership team, jet purchases and improving its brand as tourism booms in the region.


Model Alexa Chung's brand takes off at London Fashion Week 17 Sep 2018

LONDON British model and television host Alexa Chung used an airport theme for her London Fashion Week debut on Saturday, while Gareth Pugh honoured the British capital's creativity and Alice Temperley picked muses of all ages to showcase her summer line. | Video

U.S. airlines, officials grapple with looming pilot shortfall 13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Airlines, government agencies and academic institutions must work together to address a potential future shortfall of commercial and military pilots and other aviation employees in the coming years, U.S. officials said on Thursday.


Ryanair faces one-day strike in five countries over contracts 13 Sep 2018

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN Ryanair faces a one-day walkout by cabin crew across five countries on Sept. 28 as unions step up pressure on Europe's biggest budget airline to accept local contracts.