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IAG Profits Rise Despite Challenging Environment

International Airlines Group (IAG), the multi-national airline holding company, has announced that its operating profits have risen by an incredible 37 percent to €975m in the past six months, up from €710m during the same period last year. The company, which currently owns Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling, has announced strong half-year figures, bolstered by a strong Easter and lowering fuel prices. The airline saw a 4.6 percent increase in passenger numbers, resulting in a load factor…

Full Analysis: American Airlines Second Quarter Earnings Signal Both Growth…

American Airlines announced their second quarter earnings late last week, beating analyst expectations with revenues of $11.1 billion and a diluted EPS excluding special items of $1.92 vs analyst expectations of revenues of $11.08 billion and an EPS of $1.87. Second quarter net profit fell 15 percent due to increases…

Lufthansa Adds A350 to Munich – Hong Kong Route

Lufthansa has announced that it will be upgrading its Munich - Hong Kong service to an Airbus A350-900. The route will continue to be served by airline's aging A340-600 aircraft, which is over 14 years old, until the A350 takes over in September. This will be the airline's first Chinese…

Five Airlines Ink Huge Equity Deals: But What Comes After?

Over a billion dollars-worth of equity in some of the world’s biggest airlines changed hands Thursday when four companies announced one of the biggest deals to make headlines this year. Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic, Air France-KLM, and China Eastern Airlines are all playing a part in the landmark agreement.…

Ryanair Warns of Further Brexit Woes, While Competitors Show Mixed…

Last week, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair reported a 55 percent increase in profits for Q1 2017 earlier this week. However, even with these results, the airline continue to discuss potential risk to its balance sheet with the coming independence of the U.K. from the European Union. Brexit and the EU…

Etihad Reveals $1.87 Billion Annual Loss for 2016

Under continued pressure from rivals in the Middle East, as well as global terrorism concerns and low oil prices, Etihad recorded a $1.87 billion loss on $8.36 billion in revenue for its 2016 fiscal year. Chairman of Etihad’s board, H.E. Mohamed Mubarak Fadhel Al Mazrouei, stated “A culmination of factors…

A Planespotter’s Dream Gig: A Look into the Life of…

A rainy Friday morning at Washington Dulles International Airport normally brings a dose of regular aircraft traffic along with passengers traveling to their respective destinations, but a new airline changes the game. It comes with fanfare, plenty of cameras, and aviation enthusiasts alike. For airport photographer David Buerk, this is…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Carnival Air Lines and…

With the cruise industry performing well, particularly for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines in the late 1970s and early 1980s, founder and CEO Ted Arison decided to experiment with the airline market. The company purchased charter airline Pacific Interstate Airlines with the goal of using Boeing 737 classic aircraft to operate…

United Announces Seasonal Service Between Denver and London

In celebration of 80 years of flying to the Mile High City, United Airlines on Wednesday announced a seasonal service between the carrier's hub in Denver and London's Heathrow Airport. The route, which is still subject to government approval, would operate daily between March 24 and Oct. 26, 2018. According…

Airbus Delivers 100th A350XWB to China Airlines

Toulouse, France-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus delivered the 100th Airbus A350 XWB to China Airlines Wednesday. The ceremony comes two and a half years after the company delivered the first A350 in December 2014. Fabrice Bregier, Airbus COO and President Commercial Aircraft said the manufacturer was proud to deliver the 100th…