Malaysia Airlines has announced it will be deploying its A380s on its Seoul and Tokyo services to meet an expected demand surge during Q3 of this year.
Alitalia has filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the US to be able to keep its terminal lease at JFK International airport in New York.
The italian airline, which is currently surviving thanks to a loan of €600 million from the Italian government, has been granted a restraining order until June 23rd, offering it a short period of protection from creditors’ claims.
On the 11th of June, El Al has held a ceremony to present the interiors of its new Boeing 787 aircrafts.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines will wet-lease two B777s to cover its Hajj season charter requirements, General Manager (Public Relations) Shakil Meraj has disclosed.
On the 8th of June, a Yemenia – Yemen Airways Airbus A310, which was due to undergo maintenance and legally declared unfit to fly, took off from Aden Int’l Airport carrying 188 passengers before being forced to return. The crew of flight IY600 shut down one engine due to a heavy oil leak.
UK regional carrier flybe. has released its annual report, showing a loss before tax of GBP19.9 million (USD25.4 million) and a net debt of GBP64 million (USD81.5 million).
Non-executive Chairman Simon Laffin blamed the poor performance on over-capacity brought on by orders placed at the time of the airline’s IPO in 2010. The fleet reached its peak in May 2017 with 85 aircraft.
Emirates has denied it is in talks with Airbus over new orders for A380s after media reports started reporting the rumor.
With mounting losses and increasingly anxious investors, Air Berlin’s CEO Thomas Winkelmann has confirmed the German carrier must find a strategic partner by year-end.
“We have to find a partner in 2017, and Lufthansa is one of a few possible,” he told the weekly newspaper Die Zeit. “I examine everything that makes sense for Air Berlin and secures jobs in the long term.”
Cargolux has said that it is still interested in creating a hub in Singapore Changi, after recent reports in the Indonesian press linking it to a possible shift to Batam in Indonesia.
Lufthansa is considering reviewing its widebody order book to adapt to demand changes in the longhaul market.
According to Bloomberg, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told in a staff meeting that the group may draw out its order for the 777X in favour of more orders for A350-900s.