Airline Industry

Somalia plane bomber was meant to board Turkish flight: airline executive

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NAIROBI A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said on Monday.

Lawyers see limited legal options for workers sent in Zika's way

Employees of U.S. companies seeking to avoid exposure to the Zika virus likely have few legal avenues to either refuse travel to affected areas or sue if they actually become sick from the virus. But it may be a different story if such workers subsequently give birth to Zika-infected babies.

Airbus in talks to delay some A320neo deliveries: sources

PARIS Airbus is renegotiating delivery schedules for its revamped A320neo jet and has told some airlines it will be delayed by about two months, industry sources said.

05 Feb 2016

Exclusive: Top airlines offer to re-assign crew from Zika-hit routes

NEW YORK Major U.S. airlines United , Delta and American and Europe's Lufthansa and Air France are offering to re-assign certain flight crew concerned about contracting the Zika virus from routes to affected countries.

Flight control: China banks pilot jet leasing firms in chase for $228 billion market

SINGAPORE Fresh from taking on the world in financial services, China's cashed-up banks are targeting a bigger slice of the surging global aviation market, beefing up affiliates bent on supplying planes to airlines around the planet.

Lufthansa, Iberia defeat U.S. passenger appeals over flight delays

Lufthansa and Iberia persuaded a U.S. appeals court in Chicago to reject efforts by passengers to hold them liable for delays on multi-leg international flights involving multiple airlines.

02 Feb 2016

Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace again, warns of consequences

ANKARA Turkey warned of consequences on Saturday after saying a Russian SU-34 jet had violated its airspace despite warnings, once more stoking tensions between two countries involved in Syria's war, but Russia denied that there had been any incursion.

World, Russia, Turkey, Syria 30 Jan 2016

American Airlines says too early to tell Zika's impact on travel

NEW YORK American Airlines' president on Friday said it is too early to tell if the rapidly spreading Zika virus will impact travel, but so far the airline has seen no material change to flight bookings.

American Airlines' fourth-quarter profit beats expectations

American Airlines Group Inc on Friday reported a fourth-quarter profit above analysts' estimates as tumbling oil prices continued to add to its bottom line.

29 Jan 2016

Chinese sonar vessel to join search for missing Malaysian jet

SYDNEY China is set to join the underwater search for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet missing for almost two years by providing a sonar-equipped vessel by the end of February, Australia's deputy prime minister Warren Truss said on Friday.