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TAP Air Portugal's newly delivered Airbus A330-900neo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Lufthansa and United Alleged to Partner for TAP Air Portugal Acquisition

American serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is close to selling his share of Atlantic Gateway, the holding controller of Portuguese flag carrier TAP Air Portugal, to the Lufthansa Group, Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Negocios reported on Sunday. Neeleman controls 50 percent of Atlantic Gateway, which in turn owns 45 percent of TAP, with the Portuguese Government controlling 50 percent of the company and airline employees owning the remaining 5 percent. A former leader of the opposition liberal-conservative Social Democratic Party,…

IndiGo and SpiceJet Report Fiscal Year Losses

Two of India's largest carriers have announced losses at the end of their fiscal years. Both IndiGo and SpiceJet reported losses after seeing operating profits from the previous year. At year-end, IndiGo reported a 1.5 billion rupee ($21.6 million USD) loss before tax. In the previous year, the carrier saw…