More Airlines Cut Chinese Routes As Coronavirus Threat Grows

More Airlines Cut Chinese Routes As Coronavirus Threat Grows

Some are canceling all flights to China, while others are only stopping flights to the part of the country most affected. Frequencies will be reduced on five other Korean Air Chinese routes. Japan Airlines (JAL) and Thai Airways continue to...
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Cause and effect – baggage changes continue to complicate, as airlines increasingly put a price on flying our possessions

Cause and effect – baggage changes continue to complicate, as airlines increasingly put a price on flying our possessions

Even the most regular of air travellers can fall foul of the rules, especially on multi-airline itineraries. You bought an airline ticket, had complimentary cabin and hold baggage allowance, and got fed and watered. Today, the range of fare options...
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Airbus Reaches $4 Billion Deal in Principle to Settle Corruption Investigations

Airbus Reaches $4 Billion Deal in Principle to Settle Corruption Investigations

Airbus has reached potential settlement deals with authorities in the U.S., Britain and France that would conclude years of investigations into alleged fraud, bribery and corruption, the company Tuesday. The potential settlements are significant in that they w...
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Boeing Reports First Annual Financial Loss In A Generation

Boeing Reports First Annual Financial Loss In A Generation

The 2019 loss compared with earnings of $10.46 billion for 2018, the best on record for the 103-year-old company. “We are focused on returning the 737 MAX to service safely and restoring the long-standing trust that the Boeing brand represents...
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The Challenges Of Reducing Airline Cabin Waste

The Challenges Of Reducing Airline Cabin Waste

Some 3.2 billion airline meals are produced every year-and that does not include retail food. IATA says that 23% of cabin waste produced per flight is untouched food and drink. Airlines and their catering companies are fully aware of the...
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GAO finds fewer reports of involuntary denied boarding by US airlines

GAO finds fewer reports of involuntary denied boarding by US airlines

The GAO report looked at trends in both voluntary and involuntary denied boardings at airlines, and at passenger complaints submitted to the DOT from 2012 through 2018. The GAO also reviewed seven airlines’ overbooking and denied boarding policies: American ...
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Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

Airbus Conducts Successful Tests in Pilotless Flights

The test aircraft A350-1000 achieved eight automatic takeoffs over a period of four and a half hours, due to new image recognition technology installed on the aircraft. According to Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer for Airbus, the Boeing disasters &...
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ICAO Reflects on 10 Years of Progress in the Aviation Industry

ICAO Reflects on 10 Years of Progress in the Aviation Industry

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recently shared a few of their key milestones from 2010-2019 in an Uniting Aviation article, highlighting their major organization accomplishments that have shaped aviation regulation over the last 10 year...
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Was Donald Trump Right? Boeing 737 MAX Customer Wants Brand Dropped

Was Donald Trump Right? Boeing 737 MAX Customer Wants Brand Dropped

Air Lease, a large customer of the Boeing 737 MAX, wants the American manufacturer to scrap the aircraft’s branding. Rename the MAX The president suggested via Twitter that Boeing should drop the MAX name while adding new features to the aircraft....
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More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

More than just an airline – AirAsia is increasingly shifting its focus to non-airline businesses as it journeys to travel and lifestyle platform

AirAsia, known as an innovator in the field, is focused on expanding its non-airline businesses with an aim to become a travel and lifestyle platform as well as an airline group. RedBeat Ventures, AirAsia’s digital arm, entered a share sale...
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