Solidarity with the Norwegian people

Transport workers’ unionists around the world have been expressing their support for the people of Norway in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist outrage .

July 30, 2011

Competition Takes Off in Asia’s Budget-Airline Market (Wall St Journal-USA)

Competition in Asia’s budget-airline market is heating up as rival carriers raise more money and launch services to take on Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd., the undisputed heavyweight of low-cost flying in the region.

July 29, 2011

ANA and AirAsia to form ‘AirAsia Japan’ (AsiaToday)

TOKYO ( ASIATODAY )- ANA Group, Japan’s largest airline, and AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline, today announced that they are teaming up to form AirAsia Japan, a new low-cost carrier.

Pilot Strike Produces Result In Garuda

Garuda Pilots Return to Work After Indonesian Airline Backs Down

Lufthansa “operationally profitable”

Despite political unrest and natural disasters, the Lufthansa group has posted an operating profit of €3 million for the first six months of 2011.

July 28, 2011

Airline catering workers in the US march for a new contract

Hundreds of workers in the US took to the streets recently to vent their anger over their airline catering company employer’s ongoing refusal to negotiate a fair contract.

Garuda’s problems worsening

Problems at Indonesia’s Garuda airline are continuing to worsen, according to the ITF and its Indonesian member union IKAGI (Garuda Indonesia Flight Attendant Association/Ikatan Awak Kabin Garuda Indonesia).

Maybe if we had wings… (TWU-USA)

Maybe if we had wings, we could get a contract.

July 25, 2011