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Turkish Airlines expands Middle East presence

Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier of Turkey, will “fly to 31 destinations in the Middle East’’ by the end of this year.

Gulfstream International rebrands itself as Silver Airways

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - VPAA Co. dba/Gulfstream International Airlines ("Gulfstream") announced today its adoption of a new name and brand: Silver Airways.

Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld alliance

SINGAPORE - Malaysia Airlines is to join oneworld®, adding one of aviation's most frequent award winners to the world's leading quality airline alliance.

Vietnam Airlines signs loan agreement with OceanBank

OceanBank and Vietnam Airlines signed a US$7 million loan agreement for the purchase of spare aircraft engines.

Saudi Arabian Airlines to be privatized by 2013

JEDDAH - Saudi Arabian Airlines has said the company’s privatization program is going ahead as scheduled with the core aviation unit set to be privatized no later than 2013.

Etihad Airways wins Middle East’s Leading Airline award

Etihad Airways swept the board at the annual World Travel Awards for the Middle East, picking up four gongs including the Middle East's leading airline prize.

American Airlines recognized for workplace diversity

FORT WORTH, Texas - For the third consecutive year, American Airlines is a recipient of the Diversity Council Honors Award™ from the Association of Diversity Councils, which recognizes companies for

Vision Airlines debuts TV spots

SUWANEE, Ga. - Vision Airlines, the nation's newest big jet, low-cost carrier with flights to five Florida vacation destinations from 15 southern U.S.

Saudi Arabian Airlines to join SkyTeam

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian Airlines, the flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, today signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012.

Caribbean Airlines to buy 9 aircraft from French ATR

The Trinidad and Tobago government has given the greenlight for Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) to spend US$200 million on purchasing nine aircraft from the French manufacturer ATR, ending weeks of d

American Airlines named corporation of the year

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines has been named Corporation of the Year by four organizations that champion supplier diversity: the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW M

WestJet announces 72 percent increase in Q3 net earnings

CALGARY - WestJet today reported third quarter 2010 net earnings of $54 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, which marks its 22nd consecutive quarter of profitability and a 72 per cent increase in

Ethiopian Airlines set to join Star Alliance in 2011

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Star Alliance today announced that the Chief Executive Board (CEB) has unanimously approved the application of Ethiopian Airlines to join Star Alliance.

All Nippon Airways to launch budget airline

TOKYO — Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a low-cost carrier operating both international and domestic short-haul routes, anticipating booming Asian travel demand, the airline said Thursd

Hong Kong Airlines studying feasibility of IPO

Hong Kong Airlines Ltd., part of the city’s second-largest carrier group, is studying the feasibility of an initial public offering, President Yang Jiang Hong said.

Pakistan International Airlines reports $51 million loss

Pakistan International Airlines Corp., the nation’s largest carrier, posted a wider loss in the second quarter after fuel costs rose.

Singapore Airlines reverses a year-earlier loss, reports 1Q net profit

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd. reported a fiscal first-quarter net profit, reversing a year-earlier loss, as the global economic recovery boosted air travel.

American Airlines may sell its regional affiliate American Eagle

American Airlines is exploring the possibility of selling its regional affiliate American Eagle, and industry analysts say Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings could be a potential buyer.

Amtrak passenger numbers set new record

Citing an improving economy and high fuel prices as factors, Joseph Boardman, president and CEO of

Lufthansa committed to remain a premium airline

German national carrier Lufthansa has a very clear service philosophy: “We are a full service premium carrier offering the right product and service to all various segments of travelers.

Vietnam Airlines prepares to enter Skyteam

Vietnam Airlines integration into Skyteam – dominated by Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines, and Korean Air - will reinforce the alliance’s position in southeast Asia.

Air Canada strengthens position as leading transborder carrier between Canada and...

Air Canada today announced new services for seven more American cities, fortifying its Toronto hub and strengthening its position as the leading transborder carrier with the most daily flights between

Ethiopian Airlines on Star Alliance horizon

Star Alliance’s CEO Jaan Albrecht gave the clearest indication yet that serious discussions were going on between the world’s leading airline alliance and Ethiopian Airlines, one of the potential

Tiger Airways said to plan IPO

Tiger Airways Holdings Pte, the budget carrier part-owned by Singapore Airlines Ltd., may raise about S$200 million ($143 million) in an initial public offering, according to a pre-marketing document.

Unimex and Travel Service offers $58.3 million for Czech Airlines

PRAGUE - The lone bidder for loss-making Czech Airlines offered 1 billion crowns ($58.3 million) for the state carrier on Wednesday, but attached strings that may make the deal unacceptable for the go

Japan’s transport minister: JAL will not be forced into bankruptcy

TOKYO — Japan's transport minister said Sunday he will not force the struggling Japan Airlines, Asia's biggest airline, into bankruptcy.

Growth in low-cost carrier passenger traffic within Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Airline companies have played an immense feat, juggling both the legacy and low-cost carrier segment with unwavering commitment in going through the test of times during the last seven yea

Lufthansa positions itself as Europe’s top carrier in Asia

German national carrier Lufthansa continues to consider Asia as a strong market. “It would be wrong to say that Asia will not be affected by the ongoing financial crisis.