Lufthansa, one of Europe’s largest airline groups, has confirmed operating profits for 2010 of €876 million. The company’s chief executive, Christoph Franz, said that although the results were encouraging, the year ahead was likely to throw up a number of challenges. He explained that revenues through 2012 would continue to grow as long as there […]
Emirates said it plans to increase the number of cabin crew it employs around the world by 4,000 between 2011 and 2012. The airline has announced that it already employs more than 12,000 stewardesses and stewards and that the most recent recruitment drive is part of wider expansion plans. The carrier currently flies a fleet […]
An elderly woman has died on an Emirates Airlines flight and her family claim the carrier is responsible. Carol Wilson was travelling from Dubai to Houston when she suffered a heart attack. She was discovered unconscious in the plane’s toilet by her son who claims he was offered no immediate assistance by the airline’s staff. […]
A Californian business executive has set up her own website after she was dissatisfied by British Airways’ response to complaints about bed bugs on their aircraft. Zane Selkirk, 28, claims she first saw the creatures when she was travelling from Los Angeles to London. She describes how there was a bug on the seat in […]
To celebrate regional growth in the United Arab Emirates, British Airways has announced discount fares on business class travel to Europe and the US. The UAE is one of the territories in which the airline industry is seeing rapid growth. BA is keen to tap into this by offering customers who book before the end […]
Qantas Airways is looking at a number of options for protecting its market share of international business both to and from the country. Recently, the flag-carrier has been faced with strong competition from rivals including Virgin Blue and Emirates. The airline’s boss, Alan Joyce, has assembled a team of around 20 experts to examine the […]
The world’s largest international airline, Emirates, helped Dubai International Airport celebrate yet another year of record passenger traffic. The airport recorded 47.2 million people passing through in 2010, an increase on 2009 figures of 15.3 per cent. The boost in numbers is also indicative of the hubs popularity with international carriers who are attracted to […]
British Airways customers planning to go away with the airline over the school half-term or at Easter may have to rethink their plans as cabin crew once again vote in favour of industrial action. Although no dates have yet been confirmed, the union has not ruled out staging strikes over the holidays. The latest ballot […]
Customers of both Hertz and Etihad Airways will now benefit from a new alliance signed between the two to provide passengers with more comprehensive travel solutions. The three-year deal, one of the biggest to be signed by and airline and a rental vehicle supplier, is being celebrated with the launch of a new competition. It […]
A major new sponsorship deal has been signed by the Discovery Channel and one of the world’s largest carriers, Singapore Airlines. The tie-up will see Singapore products advertised across the Discovery Network as well as online. A brand-new microsite has been designed in conjunction with the channel which will promote the airline’s unique features, cabin […]
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