Lion Air Group has sought to alert the public about an airline staff recruitment scam that uses its brand without authorisation.
International Airlines Group-owned Vueling will pay £4.5 million for the slots in two tranches, the first being receivable in the next few days. Flybe in 2013 sold several slots at Gatwick to easyJet for £20 million as it sought to rationalise its operations.
Flight JT610 crashed into the sea shortly after take-off for the short journey to Pangkal Pinang from Jakarta last year with the loss of 189 lives. The main body of the Boeing 737 MAX has yet to be found.
American Airlines has announced that Angie Owens will succeed Mike Carreon as vice president and corporate controller. She will take up the role on March 1st.
South Australia, the location of the next World Routes event, has reported a record number of visors to the region, with the state’s visitor economy soaring to an all-time-high of AUD$6.9 billion.
British Airways has introduced a brand-new electric cab service at its Heathrow home, giving customers the opportunity to experience travelling in a legendary London taxi without leaving the airport.
MAG, the operator of Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, finished the year on a high as December saw each airport welcome more passengers than they did in the equivalent month last year.
A record 80 million passengers travelled through Heathrow Airport last year, up 2.7 per cent on 2017, with growth boosted by the use of larger and fuller aircraft.
Regional carrier Flybe has been saved from bankruptcy by a consortium of buyers including Virgin Atlantic and Stobart Group. Forming a new company, Connect Airways, the pair will join Cyrus Capital to acquire Flybe for a total of £2.2 million.
In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before.
Air France has revealed it will look to close low-cost airline Joon after it failed to catch the imagination of passengers. Originally planned as a carrier for millennial travellers, its staff and aircraft will now be reintegrated into Air France proper.