IAG impairs fleet after BA 747 and Iberia A340 retirements

IAG has taken a €729 million ($863 million) charge in conjunction with a broad fleet impairment covering 61 aircraft, including the withdrawal of British Airways’ Boeing 747-400 fleet and Iberia’s Airbus A340-600s. The exceptional charge deepened IAG’s already-dire operating loss for the first half to just over €4 billion, in contrast to the near-€1.1 billion […]

SkyWest posts $26m loss, ramps up Embraer fleet

SkyWest Airlines reported a $26 million loss in the coronavirus-marked second quarter as demand slumped and the airline significantly reduced its network. SkyWest Airlines reported a $26 million loss in the coronavirus-marked second quarter as demand slumped and the airline significantly reduced its network. Operating revenue was $350 million, down from $744 million in the […]

India’s first five Rafales arrive at Ambala base

India’s first batch of five Dassault Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala Air Force Station on 29 July, advancing the nation’s long-planned introduction of the French-built type. India’s first batch of five Dassault Rafale fighters touched down at Ambala Air Force Station on 29 July, advancing the nation’s long-planned introduction of the French-built type. Flown […]

Allegiant loses $93 million in ‘most turbulent’ quarter

Allegiant Travel Company, parent of ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, reported a $93 million loss in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the air transport industry during the period. Allegiant Travel Company, parent of ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, reported a $93 million loss in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the air […]

Heathrow issues Covid-19 testing plea as losses mount

London’s Heathrow airport has reiterated calls for the UK government to introduce a Covid-19 testing programme as an alternative to quarantine for arriving passengers. London’s Heathrow airport has reiterated calls for the UK government to introduce a Covid-19 testing programme as an alternative to quarantine for arriving passengers, while reporting a £471 million ($611 million) pre-tax loss for the first […]

Hawaiian delays Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries

Hawaiian Airlines says it will be delaying deliveries of its long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliners as the carrier contends with a difficult business environment perpetrated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Hawaiian Airlines will delay deliveries of its long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliners by at least one year as it contends with a difficult business environment perpetrated by […]

Paris airports operator sees at least five years before full traffic return

Aeroports de Paris is projecting passenger traffic levels at the French capital will not return to last year’s high until the 2024-27 timeframe. Aeroports de Paris is projecting passenger traffic levels at the French capital will not return to last year’s high until the 2024-27 timeframe. Augustin de Romanet, chief executive of Groupe ADP, outlined the outlook […]

Lufthansa reinstates flights between Frankfurt and New York

Lufthansa Group’s flagship carrier Lufthansa has reinstated flights between Frankfurt International airport and New York City’s John F Kennedy International airport after four months of suspension due to the coronaviruas global health emergency. Lufthansa Group’s flagship carrier Lufthansa has reinstated flights between Frankfurt International airport and New York City’s John F Kennedy International airport after […]

Russian regulator underscores storm risk after Khabarovsk An-24 incidents

Eastern Russian authorities are urging operators to improve their awareness of adverse weather operations after two serious thunderstorm-related incidents in the space of three days involving Khabarovsk Airlines Antonov An-24s. One aircraft unintentionally flew into a heavy hailstorm at 17,000ft while operating a Tynda-Khabarovsk service on 17 July. The aircraft (RA-46643), which was 400km from […]