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An Alitalia A330 at MIA. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A Never Ending Story in the Eternal City: The Fight to Keep Alitalia in Italian…

The plight of Alitalia, Italy's flag-carrier, would not be breaking news to anyone with even a mild interest in aviation. It's an airline that has, in the kindest words possible, had a dizzyingly awful financial history. Now, the Italian government is seeking to finally solve the conundrum of how to rescue a company that has reported a profit once since its foundation in 1946, a mere 72 years ago. It's 15 months since Rome-based Alitalia filed for bankruptcy. At the time,…

Ryanair Requests Third-Party Mediator in Face of More Pilot Strikes

Europe's largest low-cost carrier, Ireland's Ryanair, has proposed third-party mediation in an attempt to stem the almost relentless strike-action by its pilots in recent weeks. The airline has suggested Kieran Mulvey, formerly of the Irish Labour and Workplace Relations Commissions and a specialist in employee/employer relations, act as a mediator to…

Norwegian Turns to Hi Fly’s A380 to Meet Demands on…

Passengers traveling on low-cost transatlantic airline Norwegian Long Haul on select flights between New York and London will be getting an upgrade to the Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently operating the route. Due to continued problems with the Trent 1000 engines that power the Dreamliners, Norwegian has opted to wet-lease an…

New Campaign Warns U.K. Passengers Of Potential £80,000 Fines for…

With Friday forecast to be the busiest flying day of the summer in the U.K. and around 9,000 flights scheduled to take to the skies, the British aviation minister, Lady Sugg, has launched the 'One Too Many' campaign, a scheme to highlight the problems caused by passengers who are boarding…

European Airlines Submit Formal Complaint to EU over French ATC…

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easyJet have together formally submitted an official complaint to the European Commission over France's recent air traffic control strikes. This follows after hundreds of cancellations occurring and thousands more delayed flights thanks to the reduction of controllers carrying out industrial action. This year…

Airbus A350-1000 Arrives in the U.S. for the First Time

The Airbus A350-1000, the largest variant of the A350 family, has reached a new milestone in its short flying career, landing in the United States for the first time. Operated by Qatar Airways, the launch customer for the type, the aircraft touched down at Philadelphia International Airport shortly after 11:30…

Africa’s Largest Nation Announces New National Carrier: Nigeria Air

Nigeria Air, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) airline, will be launched by the end of this year. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), at a press conference during the Farnborough International Airshow. Senator Sirika said: "I…

Boeing-Embraer Partnership Formally Announced at Farnborough

At the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, Boeing's Media Chalet unleashed a sudden rush of information seemingly all at once. First, Qatar Airways announced it was ordering new simulators. Minutes later, Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al-Baker announced five new 777 Freighters for its cargo fleet. And then, once the room was cleared,…

Emirates Partners with American Agricultural Firm to Meet Catering Needs

As any novice or experienced traveler can tell you, one of the most important aspects of a long-haul flight is the food. Emirates Airline, one of the world’s leading long-haul airlines known for its extravagant service onboard its flights, knows this too and has partnered with American agricultural firm Crop…

Airbus Has High Hopes for the A330neo

At the Farnborough Airshow in 2004 Boeing introduced a revolutionary new aircraft, the Boeing 787. At the time, Airbus needed an aircraft to compete with the 787. The original idea was to create a new and improved Airbus A330, however, that did not sit too well with purchasers. The solution…