IndiGo to launch international services on 1 September

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo will enter the international market with the launch of seven services to Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and Thailand.

August 24, 2011

Philippine Airlines union slams President’s ‘fire-all-you-can’ policy

The Philippine Airlines union has strongly criticised the Office of the President’s decision to affirm its earlier ruling allowing Philippine Airlines to lay off 2,600 employees and to make them contractual workers in third-party service providers.

August 18, 2011

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Ratify Agreement

CATCA CAW Local 5454 has announced that its members had voted 79% in favour of a contract settlement reached last month with NAV Canada

TWU takes to skies to save Qantas from Qantas Management

The Transport Workers Union of Australia has produced a video about what it is doing to protect quality Australian jobs at Qantas.

Mouse grounds SAS plane in Stockholm

A mouse has grounded a flight from Stockholm to Chicago.

August 17, 2011

Top seven US airlines post $876 million net profit in second quarter

Air Transport World has calculated that the US’s seven largest airline companies earned a collective net profit of $876 million for the second quarter.

What the Qantas shakeup means: expert analysis

Qantas has announced a sweeping review of its business that will include a new Asian premium airline, a new Japan-based low-cost carrier, a fleet overhaul and up to 1,000 job losses.

August 16, 2011

GOL second-quarter loss widens to $222 million

GOL posted a second-quarter net loss of BRL358.7 million ($221.6 million), widened from a BRL51.9 million net deficit in the year-ago quarter.