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Wednesday, November 29, 2006
 

Ryanair ups stake in Aer Lingus


Aer Lingus chief Dermot Mannion has confirmed that rival Irish airline Ryanair has increased its stake in his firm from 19% to 25%.

bbc.co.uk


Tuesday, November 28, 2006
 

Vietnam Airlines to get more planes and try e-ticket


Vietnam Airlines has said that it expects to add 21 more planes to its fleet and will trial e-ticketing on its Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route.

nhandan.com.vn

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Saturday, November 25, 2006
 

BA will review uniform policy after crucifix row


British Airways is set to review its uniform policy in the face of a public outcry over its refusal to allow a Christian check-in worker to wear a crucifix over her uniform.

Source: telegraph.co.uk


Friday, November 24, 2006
 

Airlines must give snacks if flight delayed


The Indian government has instructed airlines to provide refreshments to passengers whose flights are delayed by winter fog.

indiatimes.com


 

Southwest Airlines boosts one-way fares


Southwest Airlines has raised the price of one-way tickets from $3 to $10 in an effort to offset higher fuel costs.

chicagotribune.com (page not found)

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Thursday, November 23, 2006
 

Leaders discuss Alitalia future


French President Jacques Chirac and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi will discuss the future of the loss-making Italian airline, Alitalia.

bbc.co.uk


Wednesday, November 22, 2006
 

International group makes a move for Qantas


Qantas Airways has announced it has been approached by a consortium that includes the Macquarie Bank and Texas Pacific Group, driving the share price up by more than 20 per cent.

nytimes.com


 

New blow for Ryanair takeover bid


Ryanair's takeover approach of Aer Lingus has effectively been ended by a key shareholder group's decision to reject the rival airline's offer.

bbc.co.uk


Tuesday, November 21, 2006
 

Airlines shower perks on big spenders


Lufthansa is one of several airlines providing additional perks to those offered in the usual airline loyalty programs.

nytimes.com


Monday, November 20, 2006
 

Jetstar approved for flights to Asia


Low cost airline Jetstar has been cleared to begin flights into Asia this week after gaining approval to fly its Airbus A330-200 internationally.

smh.com.au


 

Virgin Blue denies flirting


Virgin Blue has denied seeking an alliance with Air New Zealand after the Kiwi carrier's failed trans-Tasman deal with Qantas.

theaustralian.news.com.au


Friday, November 17, 2006
 

Air France mulls budget service


Air France is mulling over plans for a French launch of Transavia.com, the budget airline currently operating out of the Netherlands.

bbc.co.uk


 

Air Canada Shares Decline in First Day of Trading After IPO


Air Canada shares have dropped by as much as 5.2 per cent after the company raised C$200 million in the largest public offering by a North American carrier in three years.

bloomberg.com


Thursday, November 16, 2006
 

US Airways bid spurned despite Delta blues


US Airways has made a hostile bid to merge with Delta Airlines.

guardian.co.uk


 

JFK-DC jet has 100 percent late record


Comair Flight 5283 from JFK to Washington Reagan National Airport had a 100 per cent late record in September, with Comair delays worsening as its parent company, Delta descends into deeper financial turmoil.

Source news.yahoo.com


Tuesday, November 14, 2006
 

EasyJet profits take off


European budget carrier EasyJet has announced that it will expand its fleet with more Airbus planes after it posted a 56 per cent jump in annual profits.

today.reuters.co.uk (page not found)

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Austrian becomes first European airline to fly to Iraq


Austrian Airlines will be the first European airline to operate services into Iraq, with flights scheduled from 11 December 2006.

traveldailynews.com


Monday, November 13, 2006
 

BA ups stakes in bed wars


British Airways will spend £100 million on installing wider beds, improving in-flight entertainment and revamping its interior design in business class cabins

uk.reuters.com

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Sunday, November 12, 2006
 

Air Zimbabwe suspends London flights over debt


Air Zimbabwe has suspended flights to Britian amid concerns that its planes will be seized in order to recover a $2.8 million debt.

af.reuters.com


Saturday, November 11, 2006
 

Emirates soars 29% in first half


Emirates Airlines has reported a 29 per cent jump in profit to $421 million for the six months to September 30.

smh.com.au


Wednesday, November 08, 2006
 

Emirates 'to debut mobile calls'


Passengers flying with Emirates will be able to make in-flight mobile phone calls from as early as January 2007.

bbc.co.uk


 

Ryanair ad goes back into hangar


The Advertising Standards Authority has grounded a Ryanair advertisement offering £0 flights for failing to include non-optional extra taxes and charges.

bbc.co.uk


Tuesday, November 07, 2006
 

SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express becomes Brussels Airlines


Brussels Airlines, the new airline resulting from the merger between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, will take to the skies from March 2007.

www.gva.ch


Monday, November 06, 2006
 

Mango sales equal 430 airplanes


African budget carrier Mango has sold 80 000 tickets in five days - the equivalent of 430 aircraft at capacity - quickly achieving its goal of 'stimulating competition in the domestic air travel market', the group said.

Source: business.iafrica.com

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Saturday, November 04, 2006
 

Aer Lingus vows to resist any offer from Ryanair


Aer Lingus has vowed to remain independent in the face of a hostile takeover bid from Irish rival Ryanair.

guardian.co.uk


Friday, November 03, 2006
 

BA in headlong retreat from UK airports


British Airways has sold its regional carrier BA Connect to low cost rival Flybe, cutting its services from Birmingham, Bristol, Inverness, Belfast, Southampton and Isle of Man airports.

travel.timesonline.co.uk (page not found)

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Virgin Blue order Brazilian Embraer jets


VIRGIN Blue have ordered 20 new jets from Brazilian supplier Embraer in a AUD$950 million deal.

theage.com.au

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