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Ryanair sees profits slip as strikes take toll

Ryanair sees profits slip as strikes take toll

Ryanair has reported profits of €1.20 billion for the first half of financial 2018, a seven per cent fall on the same period last year. Average fares declined three per cent due to excess capacity in Europe, an earlier Easter in quarter one and repeated air traffic control strikes.

Vietjet and Japan Airlines launch codeshare sales

Vietjet and Japan Airlines launch codeshare sales

Vietjet and JAL originally signed a memorandum of understanding for commercial cooperation in 2017, and will now offer codeshare flights on domestic destinations in Vietnam and on international flights between Vietnam and Japan.

Cobalt Air ceases operations as talks with creditors collapse

Cobalt Air ceases operations as talks with creditors collapse

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air has ceased operations after failing to agree new financial arrangements with creditors. Passengers with outstanding tickets were urged not to go to Larnaca or any other airport, as no further departures were planned.

Heathrow promises biometric revolution next summer

Heathrow promises biometric revolution next summer

Heathrow has announced plans for a full-scale roll out of new biometric services from next summer. The new technology will be a first for the airport and will streamline the passenger journey through Heathrow from check-in to take-off.