IATA sees robust premium air travel after slow Dec

GENEVA, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Bad weather in Europe and North America hit first and business class air travel in December, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday.

February 18, 2011

Going nowhere

Advert published in The Guardian, Mirror and Daily Mail (all of the UK) about the reality behind the dispute of Unite the Union (UK) with British (BrUtish!) Airways.

February 16, 2011

Forty years on, birth of a new Boeing jumbo

Boeing Co rolled out a new jumbo jet on Sunday, hoping to relive the glamour of the birth of the 747 over 40 years ago and use it to boost slow sales. (Reuters)

February 14, 2011

Pakistan national airline staff end strike -pilots

The staff of Pakistan’s national airlines on Friday ended a strike, which had grounded all flights, after their demands were met, said Sohail Baluch, chief of the Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA). Reuters

February 11, 2011

Mexicana Airlines gets new life from investors

It plans to start service with seven planes and then increase to 40 jets by the second half of this year. (Houston Chronicle)

Why do they do it? The facts about budget airlines

More than 100 passengers were refused boarding after they started a scuffle when one or a number of them were told by a Ryanair gate agent they would be charged extra for oversized carry-on luggage, according to various reports. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

February 10, 2011

BA cabin crew strike ballot ‘unlawful’

Union abandons threat of fresh walkouts after British Airways questions legality of January ballot (The Guardian – UK)

February 8, 2011

Dispute at Aer Lingus ends

The trade union Impact, which represents the cabin crew, said this morning said that current industrial action is to be suspended and that the company will restore its members to the payroll and normal duties, pending the outcome of a binding arbitration to be carried out by the Labour Relations Commission. (Irish Times)

February 5, 2011