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Thomas Cook takeover hits last minute hitch

Thomas Cook takeover hits last minute hitch

Thomas Cook has been told it needs to find an extra £200 million in extra funding in order to secure its future. The troubled operator has hoped to seal a rescue deal led by Fosun Tourism Group this week.

SAS unveils first new livery in two decades

SAS unveils first new livery in two decades

For the first time in 21 years, SAS has launched a brand new visual identity and revealed a new design for its aircraft exterior. The new livery is a modern take on classic Scandinavian design.

Qatar Airways signs codeshare deal with China Southern

Qatar Airways signs codeshare deal with China Southern

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines starting from January. The deal is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired five per cent of China Southern Airlines in December.

Qatar Airways Group reports huge financial losses

Qatar Airways Group reports huge financial losses

Qatar Airways Group has reported an operating loss of US$639 million for the financial year ended March 31st. Results were impacted by what the airline brands an “illegal” blockage of Qatari airspace by rival Middle Eastern nations and heavy losses at subsidiary Air Italy.

SAS passengers offered biofuel opportunity

SAS passengers offered biofuel opportunity

Travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so as to help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent. The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy.

BALPA calls off British Airways strike

BALPA calls off British Airways strike

The British Airline Pilots Association has called off the next strike scheduled for September 27th in the dispute between British Airways and its pilots. BALPA said the strikes on September 9-10 had demonstrated “the anger and resolve of pilots”.