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Ryanair pilots in Dublin vote in favour of industrial action


DUBLIN Pilots employed directly by Ryanair in Dublin, its second largest base, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action in a growing dispute over the airline's collective bargaining system, the IMPACT trade union said on Monday.


Airbus may cut A380 production to six planes a year - sources 4:09pm GMT

PARIS Airbus is exploring plans to cut A380 superjumbo production to as low as six aircraft per year as it battles to make the world's largest airliner commercially viable beyond the end of the decade, industry sources said.

As Cathay Pacific wields jobs axe, 'Swire prince' culture survives 3:00pm GMT

SINGAPORE Loss-making Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd hired McKinsey & Co consultants earlier this year to advise on a transformation plan, drawing on turnarounds at regional rivals such as Qantas Airways Ltd and Japan Airlines Co Ltd .

Cathay Pacific backs down, extends pilot housing allowances for a year 7:09am GMT

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Cathay Pacific Airways has extended payment of housing allowances to its pilots for another year, backing down from a plan to cut the stipend as the busy holiday travel period looms and amid poaching attempts by its rivals.


BA launches new defined contribution pension scheme 08 Dec 2017

British Airways has agreed to launch a new defined contribution pension scheme with flexible benefits, replacing another of the traditional defined benefit schemes which UK companies have steadily phased out in the past decade.


Air New Zealand cancels flights due to Rolls-Royce engines problem 07 Dec 2017

Air New Zealand Ltd became the latest airline to suffer from problems with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, saying on Thursday that "two recent events" had prompted it to cancel or delay some flights over the coming weeks.


UK airport boss urges government to set out its Brexit vision 07 Dec 2017

LONDON The British government needs to set out its vision for Brexit, the head of two of the country's biggest airports said on Thursday, reflecting exasperation building among the business community.


Lufthansa to gain more slots despite offer to give up most Niki slots - source 06 Dec 2017

BRUSSELS Lufthansa stands to gain a substantial number of airport slots despite offering to give up some take-off and landing slots to win EU approval to buy Air Berlin assets, a person familiar with the matter said, indicating it may have to offer more concessions to satisfy Brussels.


Italian union plans first Ryanair pilot strike as Dublin staff vote on action 06 Dec 2017

DUBLIN Ryanair will cut the pay and conditions of pilots at its Dublin home base if they vote for industrial action, the airline said on Wednesday as an Italian union said its members would hold the company's first-ever strike next week.


easyJet takes on Lufthansa with German domestic routes 06 Dec 2017

BERLIN Britain's easyJet will start competing with Lufthansa's airlines on domestic German routes from Berlin next month, following its planned takeover of parts of insolvent Air Berlin, it said on Wednesday.