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Rising jet fuel prices a major setback to African airlines

(eTN) – Rising jet fuel prices are increasingly affecting profit margins of African airlines, while some airports lack modern and adequate handling facilities to meet standards to handle passenger a

Airlines cutting routes, replacing aircraft and going high-tech to save money

NEW YORK, NY - Few industries are hit as hard by high oil prices than the airlines, which can spend close to 40% of their budget on fuel.

AFRAA launches joint fuel purchasing project

(eTN) - Nine member airlines of the African Airline Association (AFRAA) in Nairobi will be joining hands under a project devised by AFRAA in an effort to seek lowering their fuel cost in the future.

Entebbe Airport runs out of jet fuel again

ENTEBBE, Uganda - Entebbe International Airport has once again run out of jet fuel, causing airlines to implement emergency planning measures to find fuel en route to or from Uganda.

US airline industry’s recovery threatened by a jump in jet fuel...

A jump in fuel prices poses one major obstacle for the U.S. airline industry's recovery, just as major carriers are starting to feel the benefits of tighter capacity and greater travel demand.

Alternative jet fuel process receives approval

The final approval by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International) of the FT-SPK jet fuel blend will help pave the way for the approval of additional renewable fuels, such as Bi

AIA president states aproval of alternative jet fuel specification

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) president and CEO Marion Blakey is pleased that the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International approved a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fisch

Study shows biofuels perform favorably as jet fuel

Boeing and a team from across the aviation industry today released high-level elements of a study that shows that sustainable biofuels analyzed in a series of pioneering test flights performed favorab

ATA calls for staggered release of strategic petroleum reserve

WASHINGTON, DC - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the US airlines, today testified before the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Globa

Lufthansa adjusts fuel surcharge

In recent weeks, crude oil and kerosene prices have continued to rise. In response to this development, Lufthansa is adjusting its fuel surcharges on its flights.