Top News on European Airlines

  • Air Berlin set for recapitalisation after falling to 2013 loss

    ​Gulf carrier Etihad Airways is to subscribe to a €300 million convertible bond in Air Berlin as part of a €450 million recapitalisation plan after the struggling German carrier disclosed a full-year operating loss of €231.9 million for 2013.

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  • IN FOCUS: What next for Europe's carbon-trading scheme?

    Despite increasing pressure from other countries, the EU has always been staunch in its defence of the inclusion of...

  • Profitable Ryanair expects more European airline failures

    Irish budget carrier Ryanair is expecting more European airlines to collapse in 2012 as a result of rising fuel prices...

  • IN FOCUS: Political storm continues to rage over EU ETS

    Europe's newly implemented carbon scheme has met fierce opposition from the USA, Russia, India, China and some 22 other...

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  • Etihad defends equity model for European expansion

    News | 03 Jul 2014 13:20 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Middle Eastern carrier ​Etihad Airways has defended its equity interests in European airlines, insisting that the acquisitions mark a chance to reinforce the continent's operators.
  • ANALYSIS: Sizing up Lufthansa's challenges

    News | 26 Jun 2014 11:47 | Graham Dunn

    If the challenge facing new Lufthansa group chief executive Carsten Spohr was not clear before, it is now after the airline’s recent downgrading of its earnings outlook on news that its flagship Score efficiency programme will not reach target.
  • ANALYSIS: EU airports losing connectivity battle

    News | 20 Jun 2014 15:19 | Oliver Clark

    Western European hub airports’ relative decline compared with their Gulf and Eastern European rivals has been well documented over recent years, but a new study suggests that connectivity has since the 2008 financial crisis suffered a far more deep-seated, structural blow than many realised.
  • ANALYSIS: Global airline market outlook June 2014

    News | 16 Jun 2014 15:39 | Graham Dunn

    Airline load factors were boosted almost across the board during April as the later falling of Easter this year lifted figures in comparison with the same month, traffic data from the various regional airline associations shows.
  • Italian transport minister foresees 2,000 job cuts at Alitalia

    News | 13 Jun 2014 11:45 | Oliver Clark

    Alitalia is to make 2,251 redundancies as part of a strategic tie-up with Etihad Airways under which the Abu Dhabi-based carrier will invest $1.25 billion in the Italian flag carrier over the coming four years, says Italy’s transport minister Mauriziou Lupi.
  • Mixed traffic picture for European carriers in May

    News | 12 Jun 2014 14:35 | Graham Dunn

    Passenger load factor among European carriers that have so far reported traffic data for May crept up slightly over the same month last year, to a collective figure of just under 80%.