ETF demonstrates for a social European Ground Handling Regulation Today, 5 July 2012, more than 500 ground handling workers from across Europe demonstrate in front of the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg to raise their concerns on the proposed EU Regulation on Ground Handling services at the airports. The EP, the voice of the European […]

July 5, 2012

Budget carrier Jetstar takes off

The first flight of Jetstar Japan Co., a budget airline funded by Japan Airlines Co., took off Tuesday from Narita International Airport bound for New Chitose Airport near Sapporo. With the launch, Jetstar became the second discount airline to serve domestic routes in Japan, following the Osaka Prefecture-based Peach Aviation Ltd., a budget carrier owned […]

July 4, 2012

Cathay ignores calls for low-cost airline

John Slosar, chief executive of Cathay Pacific Airways, has dismissed suggestions that the Hong Kong-based airline needs to launch a low-cost subsidiary to match its rivals. Mr Slosar said Cathay had not lost ground to rivals that had created budget airlines to survive a period of high fuel costs and declining freight and business travel. […]

Budget airlines bank on Indonesian boom

More than 8m Indonesians flew internationally last year, up 23 per cent on  2010, with 60m domestic air travel passengers, up 16 per cent on 2010. By 2016,  the government is forecasting 15m international passengers and 120m domestic  passengers. To tap this growth, airlines old and new are expanding in this nation of 240m people, […]

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Unions demonstrate unity over airline merger

Workers from the LAN airline joined with their counterparts at Brazil’s TAM at Santiago airport in Chile last week to welcome the creation of a new, merged LATAM enterprise.
In a public event that sprung from a recent ITF LATAM organising meeting, tr…

July 3, 2012