Ryanair passenger threatened with arrest for not vacating overbooked flight

Janine Hadley, 27, a Ryanair passenger who was on a flight from Faro, Portugal to Manchester was allegedly threatened with arrest when she refused to vacate an overbooked flight on Sunday.

September 16, 2011

A new Arab Democratic Trade Union Forum: For freedom, social justice and dignity

Fifteen Arab trade union organizations from 10 countries founded today in Amman, Jordan, a new Forum to promote the fundamental values of democratic and independent trade unionism and to increase regional union solidarity and unity.

Chinese carriers earn $1.03 billion in August

Chinese carriers earned an aggregate profit of CNY6.59 billion ($1.03 billion) in August, up 27.4% over a net income of CNY5.17 billion in the year-ago month, crediting domestic market growth.

De-merger alone can save Air India: Guild leader (The New Indian Express)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The sagging fortunes of national carrier Air India can be checked only by cancelling the merger with Indian Airlines as well as all bilateral operational deals, according to George Abraham, general secretary of Aviation Industry Employees Guild, the carrier’s largest union.

September 12, 2011

Fiji govt implements swingeing anti-union decree

Fiji’s military-led government has implemented a harshly punitive decree designed to virtually outlaw trade union activities and further crush dissent. According to the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) four industries and 11 corporations will now come under the ENI decree, including aviation employer, Air Pacific.

Never forget (AFA-CWA)/9-11 Remembrance (ALPA)/We remember (APFA)

Never forget (AFACWA.org)

9-11 Remembrance (ALPA.org)

We Remember (from APFA.org

September 10, 2011

Spanish airports attract major bidders

Seven groups have indicated an interest in buying Spain’s two biggest airpoirts.

September 9, 2011

Boeing predicts China will need 5,000 new aircraft by 2030

Boeing has increased its 20-year forecast for new airliner demand in China by almost 700 aircraft compared to just 10 months ago.