Articles tagged “british airways”

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European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Fringe airline routes are always susceptible to geopolitical changes, and at the moment, flights to Tehran just aren't pulling their weight. The beauty of the business though is if things change, they can always go back.

5 months ago

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

British Airways Owner Still Thinking Over Norwegian Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG is still willing to play the long game with Norwegian. If the price of fuel keeps rising, you'd imagine that the acquisition price would come down.

6 months ago

China Southern Explores Joint Venture With British Airways

China Southern Explores Joint Venture With British Airways

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Looks like the Chinese aviation market is still on track to become a dominant global force over the next few years.

6 months ago

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Competitor Circling Vulnerable Air France-KLM

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers see an opportunity with flights out of Paris, adding to the woes at Air France-KLM. What will be the catalyst to bring about real change at the Franco-Dutch carrier?

7 months ago

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Norwegian's CEO seems to be a lot more relaxed about the possibility of selling the company than he was just a few weeks ago. He may still think the airline can thrive independently but if the price is right we should expect a sale.

7 months ago

British Airways May No Longer Want More Superjumbo Jets

British Airways May No Longer Want More Superjumbo Jets

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways is one of the only airlines in the world that might want to take more Airbus A380s, if the price is right. Considering the narrow market, Airbus may have to make British Airways an offer it can't refuse. Otherwise, the airline will look elsewhere for large jets.

8 months ago

Qatar Airways Considers Loaning British Airways Widebody Jets

Qatar Airways Considers Loaning British Airways Widebody Jets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

A Gulf blockade has been bad for Qatar Airways' business and the carrier needs to be creative to ensure it keeps generating cash. One way to do that is by loaning planes to British Airways, in which Qatar Air is a major investor.

9 months ago

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Norwegian Is Taking a Big Risk Betting on a Fuel Price Drop

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Airlines usually like the certainty that hedging brings. If prices go up, then Norwegian could be in a lot of trouble.

9 months ago

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Airline Upgrades Lead to a Purloined Pillow Problem

Brian Sumers, Skift

Why can't business class passengers have nice things? Here's one problem: When airlines upgrade their amenities, passengers often steal them.

9 months ago

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A U.S. safety watchdog ordered restrictions on 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a glitch was discovered in their Rolls-Royce engines. The flying public should be grateful for corruption-free, airline safety inspectors who are willing to err on the side of caution.

9 months ago

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Airlines Struggle to Keep Dreamliners Flying Because of Engine Issues

Christopher Jasper, Benjamin Katz and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Worldwide, the airline industry is booming. But there's at least one problem. Airlines are struggling with reliability problems with two engines types — one from Pratt & Whitney and the other from Rolls Royce. Airlines are having to remove planes from service, and they hate that. Aircraft only make money when they fly.

9 months ago

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Jonas Cho Walsgard and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

There we have it: Norwegian's CEO doesn't want to do a deal with IAG. That's not necessarily the end of the story, however. These things can change pretty quickly.

9 months ago