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Walsh: Rules limiting foreign ownership of European airlines are “ridiculous”

Aviation rules limiting foreign ownership of European airlines are "ridiculous" and a fresh bout of consolidation is needed in the sector to boost revenue, according to Willie Walsh, the chief executi

Alitalia – fishing for passengers

MUNICH, Germany (eTN) - With the extremely high petrol prices in Italy of nearly 2 euros per liter and raising tolls for Autostrada, Alitalia is hitting back and launching new flights from Munich to M

European airlines quit Manila because of oppressive tax

MANILA, Philippines — Less than a decade ago, European airlines such as British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Lufthanza, KLM, Air France, Sabena, Alitalia, and a few more that had sin

Airberlin beefs up board to get ready for oneworld membership

Airberlin will become a full member of the oneworld alliance next year, and to accommodate this enhancement, its board has decided to increase the number of its executive board members, which currentl

European airlines: New EU-US pact disappointing

European airlines expressed disappointment that the provisional agreement on a second-stage EU-US open skies accord reached last week did not increase their access to ownership stakes in US airlines i

Bitter airline rivals unite over Alitalia bailout

Six of Europe's leading airlines have written to the European Commission's transport tsar to oppose the Italian government's recent financial bailout of Alitalia, the stricken Italian airline.