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An Airbus A300-600ST touching down in Hamburg. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Airbus and Boeing Behind U.S./EU Tariff Threats

In 2006 U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing filed a case with the World Trade Organization alleging that the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, jointly owned by Germany, Spain, France, and partially the UK, had received billions in illegal subsidies amounting to $22 billion that gave Airbus an unfair advantage in the aviation markets. A few months after the initial filing by the United States, the European Union countered by alleging that Boeing had received $23 billion in “trade-distorting” benefits and subsidies from…

Caribbean Airline LIAT to Continue Flying Despite Reports

Caribbean regional airline, LIAT, has insisted that it will continue operations, despite local media reports that the airline is on the verge of collapse. The airline’s CEO has rebuffed claims from media in one of the carrier's home countries of Barbados, that the airline was about to run out of…

Air Senegal Plans to Launch U.S. Flights

Senegal's flag carrier, Air Senegal, announced interest in starting flights to the U.S., potentially connecting its capitals with flights between Dakar and Washington DC, as announced last week by Senegal's tourism minister Aliou Sarr, a route that was recently abandoned by South African Airways. During his visit to the Senegalese…

Opinion: Should Virgin Atlantic Re-Enter the Domestic U.K. Market?

Virgin Atlantic revealed this week that they would be interested in looking into the U.K. domestic market again should the slot system be reorganized after London Heathrow airport’s coming expansion. Virgin Atlantic says that a new system would “enable the creation of a second flag carrier” as it hopes it…

Delta Experiences Troubles with Free WiFi

Just about six months ago, I posited that it was not yet time for free inflight WiFi. It came after Air New Zealand announced all properly-equipped planes would have offer the service effective immediately and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines had long been talking up its plans to offer free connectivity…

Virgin Goes Big With Airbus A350-1000 Launch, Talks Expansion at…

Virgin Atlantic Airways entered a new era earlier this month when it launched service on its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350-1000 XWB. Only the fifth carrier worldwide to operate the type, the addition of the aircraft is the second step in a fleet renewal that will see Virgin Atlantic adopting…

Hong Kong Aviation Industry Still Facing Severe Turbulence as August…

The Hong Kong aviation industry is still reeling from protests that have gripped the city-state all summer. The former British colony is seeing the most critical crisis in decades as according to Hong Kong's Financial Secretary Paul Chan, the number of visitors fell 40 percent from last year. The world's…

France Prepares to Lose Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways…

French low-cost carrier XL Airways has announced that it has ceased selling tickets as of Sept. 19, due to "financial difficulties." The company also announced the cancellation of several flights, leaving its future in doubt as there are unconfirmed reports that a possible selloff is on progress. DreamJet Participations, XL's…

SAS Scandinavian Airlines Debuts New Livery on Airbus A350 Aircraft

Scandinavian Airlines unveiled a new livery today for the first time in 21 years, with the design reflecting the carrier’s evolution into next-generation aircraft as it prepares to receive its first A350 XWB in the coming months. The new design aims to reflect SAS' brand and cultural heritage while signaling…

Pilot Union Tests British Airways By Canceling Planned Strike

The union representing the majority of British Airways pilots, the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), has announced the decision to pull the planned strike action for September 27. BALPA announced back in August the strike dates following months of negotiations with the airline falling through over a pay and benefits…