• For airlines, flexibility key to coping with U.S.-China trade war -says Emirates executive

    For airlines, flexibility key to coping with U.S.-China trade war -says Emirates executive Airlines must be “flexible” to deal with the consequences of a trade war between the United States and China, a senior Emirates executive said. A GulfAir Airbus 330 aircraft flies over a parked Emirates Airline’s Airbus A380 during the Bahrain International Air […]

  • new Istanbul airport is expected to boost Turkish aviation sector

    new Istanbul airport is expected to boost Turkish aviation sector. The new Istanbul airport is expected to boost Turkish aviation sector’s growth by 27.5 percent in the next three years. The number of passengers, including those on direct transit are expected to increase by 13 percent to reach around 219 million this year, compared with […]

  • Regional airlines hurt by worsening pilot shortage

    When a major airline needs a pilot to fly planes, they often look to the regional airlines. But when pilots for smaller commuter planes move over to the majors, it’s getting harder to find their replacements. Since 2013, Yuma, Arizona, a largely agricultural region of about 200,000, has seen airline departures drop more than 50 […]

  • Despite rising oil prices airlines roll out discounts to woo flyers in lean season

    Airlines are offering flash sales and discounted ticket prices during the traditionally lean monsoon season, despite rising oil prices and the falling rupee as they hope to attract more passengers and make as many advance bookings as possible to feed the capacity that has been added by them in the past couple of months. The […]

  • Emirates drops ‘Hindu meal’ from its menu

    The Dubai-based airlines has clarified that as food is a significant part of their service the Hindu passengers can still choose from a variety of other options like Indian vegetarian and Jain meals Dubai-based Emirates Airlines announced the decision to withdraw the “Hindu meal” option from its in-flight menu on Tuesday. The airlines said that […]

  • British Airways’ owner launches short-haul flights in Europe

    British Airways’ parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is upping the stakes in the world of budget travel as it reveals airline LEVEL will be expanding into short-haul. Up until now the airline has operated across long-haul routes, but come the summer it will be opening a base in Vienna, with flights set to take […]

  • Jet Airways adds flights on Dhaka-Delhi route

    Jet Airways has started running two flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on the Dhaka-New Delhi route from June 25 while continuing to fly once on the remaining days. An economy class return flight starts at Tk 34,721, a “Première” one at Tk 127,598 while one-way fares start at Tk 24,187 and Tk 92,247, […]

  • An Angry American Airlines Employee Threw My Phone on the Floor

    Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Somehow, one can imagine how this situation escalated. A passenger wafted up to the American Airlines Priority counter at Philadelphia airport. His tickets were booked by a travel agent. For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, his […]

  • These are America’s favorite airlines in 2018

    Forrester, a market research company, released its 2018 Customer Experience Index for the airline industry. JetBlue came in first for the second year in a row, while Spirit Airlines came in last. Effectiveness, Retention, and Enrichment were among the six categories measured. Forrester ranked the customer service quality of 11 domestic airlines in its new […]

  • Commercial rockets are making complicated for airlines

    On Feb. 6, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its largest rocket into the blue Florida sky. Onboard was “Starman,” a dummy strapped into the billionaire’s cherry red Tesla roadster. Minutes later, fans cheered as Musk topped himself by nailing a simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy’s boosters. It was arguably a turning point for the commercial […]

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