Risk of extensive strike in Norwegian airline (scoop.co.nz)

The Norwegian airline with the same name is in danger of being thrown into a comprehensive strike by its cabin crew in Norway and Denmark within a short period of time. A strike could affect the company’s flights across much of Europe. The airline, which in 2012 signed the biggest deal ever in the history […]

May 15, 2014

New triumph for Parat against Ryanair

In a unanimous decision Borgarting Court of Appeal has ruled that the case Parat is conducting on behalf of the Italian flight attendant Alessandra Cocca against Ryanair shall be put before the Norwegian courts. The Supreme Court’s Interlocutory Committee ruled in December to reverse a similar ruling from the Court of Appeal due to a […]

March 12, 2014

A call to the ITF’s European aviation affiliates and workers: Join the ETF’s low fare airlines survey

In the context of an EU-funded project, the ETF Civil Aviation Section has decided to set up an online survey to investigate the evolution of the labour market in the airline industry following the development of low fares airlines. Needless to say that all civil aviation employees are affected by this issue. This online survey […]

February 17, 2014

Thai budget airline gets go-ahead for international flights (travelmole.com)

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia X has received an Air Operator’s Certificate meaning it can now apply for permission to launch international flights from Bangkok. The airline will lease two Airbus A330-300s from a subsidiary of its parent company, the AirAsia group, for its first year. View full article here>>

February 6, 2014

Air Asia X eyes offshore Bali hub for Australia (travelmole.com)

News that budget long haul operator Air Asia X plans to set up a hub in Bali signals significant change is coming to airline operations, not just in Indonesia but in the wider region. A Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) analysis of Air Asia’s Bali strategy “has profound implications for Australia’s carriers”, according to […]

February 4, 2014

Ryanair fined 8m euros by French court (bbc.co.uk)

A French court has fined Ryanair more than 8m euros (£6.7m) after ruling that it had broken local labour laws. The court found Ryanair acted illegally when it employed more than 120 staff on Irish contracts at its former Marseille operating hub between 2007 and 2010. The low-cost airline said it would appeal against the […]

October 3, 2013

Ryanair loses in Norwegian court (NewsinEnglish.no)

Flight attendant Allesandra Cocca has claimed she was wrongly dismissed from her job while stationed at Ryanair’s Norwegian based at the Rygge Airport south of Moss. Cocca revealed details of what it’s like to work for Ryanair – how new employees start off in debt to the airline because they’ve had to pay for their […]

August 22, 2013

Anger over Norwegian’s long-haul service (telegraph.co.uk)

Europe’s third-largest budget airline has apologised to passengers for refusing them water, food and blankets on long-haul flights. Norwegian Air Shuttle described the experiences of passengers on two of its flights as “totally unacceptable”. On one, from Oslo to New York, a 16-year-old complained that he was “left to freeze” after being unable to pay […]

June 27, 2013