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An XL Airways France Airbus A330-200 landing in Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

France Prepares to Lose Another Low-Cost Carrier as XL Airways Ceases Ticket Sales

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 parent company, is not able to inject capital in the carrier, as the plan to sustain the low-cost carrier with the profits of sister airline La Compagnie, the all-business-class airline,…

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…

The Sun May Set on British Airways Operations as Pilot…

For the first time in British Airways history, 3,900 pilots have gone on strike that started at midnight, September 9, after months of meetings and negotiations between airline and union broke down over pay and conditions. The 48-hour walkout by pilots has resulted in at least 1,700 flights being canceled…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

British Airways Questioned By Authorities Following Flight Cancellations

British Airways is being questioned by the United Kingdom's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) following its handling of flight cancellations in anticipation of strike action that was announced by the union representing the majority of its pilot workforce. Last week the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) announced that on September 9,…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

Alfred Haynes: The Pilot Who Saved Millions

On July 19, 1989, Captain Alfred Haynes likely didn't have the time to realize two significant items about the day ahead of him. He was presented with a certainty that not many people are in a position to acknowledge: he was supposed to die that very day. The other thing…

British Airways Pilots to Strike on Sept. 9, 10 and…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents around 4,000 British Airways pilots, has announced the dates it will instruct its members to walk out over a pay dispute lasting since last November. The strike dates, which fall on Monday, Sep. 9, Tuesday, Sep. 10 and Friday, Sep. 27, were…

British Airways Pilots to Strike on Sept. 9, 10 and…

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents around 4,000 British Airways pilots, has announced the dates it will instruct its members to walk out over a pay dispute lasting since last November. The strike dates, which fall on Monday, Sep. 9, Tuesday, Sep. 10 and Friday, Sep. 27, were…

Qantas Records Increased Revenue in 2019, Plans For Project Sunrise…

Qantas is looking back on another strong year financially while also looking to the future with a new experiment on the way in 2020. The airline posted record revenues over the last fiscal calendar year but failed to turn that into a record profit due to changes in fuel pricing…