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Aeroméxico Offers Discount Trips to Seoul to Celebrate World Cup Success

The Mexican national carrier, Aeroméxico, is offering a 20 percent discount on flights to South Korean capital Seoul after their national team sensationally saved their blushes at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, on Wednesday. South Korea's unexpected 2-0 win over reigning champions Germany ensured Mexico qualified for the next round, despite nearly stumbling at the last hurdle. The offer begins on July 1 and runs until Feb. 28 next year. For those who aren't football (soccer) fans, it's important here…

Unlikely Allies Join Forces to Demand Action on European ATC…

The bosses of two of Europe's most prominent airline operators have united in their intent to submit a complaint to the European Commission in Brussels over air traffic control (ATC) strikes, which they claim are in danger of getting out of control. The CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG), Willie…

Etihad Reduces Losses for 2017 to $1.5 Billion

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has announced it is still operating at a loss for 2017, following on from a troubled 2016 which saw the airline post a deficit of $1.95 billion. The company cites increased fuel costs along with the financial burden of failing operations of its equity partners Alitalia and…

South African Airways to Begin Restructuring to Combat Financial Woes

South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jaraya has admitted that "tough decisions" are required in order to save the continent's largest carrier from financial ruin. On the verge of collapse, Jaraya indicated a streamlining of the airline's 10,000-plus workforce, as well as an assessment of the suitability of the airline's current…

Saratov Airlines Ordered to Cease Operations in Wake of Fatal…

Russian regional carrier Saratov Airlines, the airline involved in February’s fatal accident outside Moscow which resulted in the deaths of 71 people, has been ordered to cease operations by the Russian Transport Ministry due to continued discrepancies in its flight operations. The accident occurred on Feb. 11 when Saratov Airlines…

An Ode to Virgin America: Flying the Old Virgin Brand…

Virgin America, the unlikely brainchild of eccentric British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, began operations in the United States in 2007. With its emphasis on passenger comfort and entertainment, It was a new, exciting endeavor that most Americans had never seen before. Until it started operations, the closest thing we had…

Struggling South African Airways to Receive $400 Million Capital Injection

The South African government has promised another sizeable cash injection to its ailing national carrier to assist with "urgent financial obligations," it was announced on Thursday. The latest 5 billion rand ($400 million) boost will mean that the airline has received over $2 billion in government subsidies in recent years. South African…

Opinion: The Unaccompanied Minor Program Needs Reform

If you go the website of virtually any U.S.-based airline and try to buy a seat for anyone under the age of 15, you're met with a message that goes a little like this: "Tickets for travelers under the age of 15 cannot be booked online. To book a flight…

Record-Breaking March Points Toward Another Successful Year for Ryanair

It was another successful March for low-cost Irish carrier Ryanair, with the announcement this week that passenger numbers are up six percent on the same time last year, with a total of ten million passengers carried. Load factor also increased marginally to 95 percent. It looks to be another record-breaking…

Stansted to Become London’s Fastest Growing Airport in 2018

It's set to be a busy summer at London's Stansted (STN) Airport. Already the U.K.'s fourth busiest airport, passenger numbers are anticipated to rise by around 12 percent on 2017's figures, making it by far the capital's fastest growing airport. Despite actually being situated in the county of Essex, approximately…