Based in London, Graham is head of content and has been with FlightGlobal for over 20 years predominantly working across its online news platforms and Airline Business. With a focus on developments across the airline industry as a whole, and within Europe in particular, Graham has also edited FlightGlobal daily papers from events such as the IATA AGM, moderates industry panels and co-presents the Airline Business podcast.
Spohr sees ITA low market share making case for quick competition approval
Lufthansa Group chief executive Carsten Spohr argues the relatively weak market share of ITA Airways means there is a case for European regulators to deliver an early approval for its planned acquisition of a stake in the Italian carrier.
Go First extends grounding once again
Grounded Indian carrier Go First has once again extended its suspension of flights, cancelling all flights until 28 May.
Spohr confident ITA Airways can be profitable in 2025
Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr believes ITA Airways can be profitable in 2025 if it can secure regulatory approval this year for its acquisition of a minority stake in the Italian carrier.
ITA Airways takes delivery of first Airbus A330neo
ITA Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330-900 today at a ceremony in Toulouse, the fourth new Airbus type the Italian carrier has introduced since its launch in October 2021.
Lufthansa returns to growth ambitions with ITA deal
Lufthansa Group has agreed on options to potentially acquire the remainder of ITA Airways after striking a deal today to purchase 41% of the Italian carrier.
Lufthansa seals deal for stake in ITA Airways
Lufthansa has reached agreement to acquire a minority stake in ITA Airways under a plan which envisages the Italian carrier boosting revenues from €2.5 billion this year to €4.1 billion in 2027.
Italy set to unveil agreement with Lufthansa for ITA stake
Italian government talks with Lufthansa over the latter acquiring stake in national airline ITA Airways appear to have come to fruition amid widespread reports that a deal could be announced on 25 May.
Togo’s ASKY to add first 737 Max jets
Togolese carrier ASKY is to add its first Boeing 737 Max 8s after reaching agreement to lease a pair of the jets from AerCap.
WestJet reaches tentative deal ahead of pilots’ strike
Canadian carrier WestJet has reached a tentative deal with pilots working at the airline and its low-cost unit Swoop in a move averting strike action which was due to begin today.
EasyJet chief sees chance to ‘significantly’ cut winter losses
Chief executive Johan Lundgren believes EasyJet is in position to significantly reduce losses incurred over the winter and ultimately for the off-season period to become profitable for the carrier.
EasyJet narrows first-half losses
EasyJet cut pre-tax losses to £411 million for the first six months of its financial year on revenues 80% up year-on-year.
Aegean cuts pre-tax losses in first quarter on strong growth
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines cut its losses to below pre-pandemic levels for the first three months of 2023, with revenue nearly double last year's figure.
Strong yields and revenue help Pegasus narrow Q1 loss
Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines narrowed its net loss in the first quarter to €22 million ($24 million) on record revenues for the period.
SpiceJet cargo unit set to secure $100m investment
Indian carrier SpiceJet has struck a preliminary deal for a $100 million investment into its recently spun out logistics unit SpiceXpress.
SAA merger set for competition green-light after Takatso shareholders agree divestment
Investors with interests related to South African operator Lift have agreed to divest their involvement in the Takatso consortium that is to take a controlling interest in South African Airways, clearing a path for competition authorities to approve the deal.
India on watch over failure to enact Go First lessor de-registration requests
A body that monitors countries’ compliance with the Cape Town Convention has placed India on a watchlist after lessor requests to de-register aircraft belonging to struggling local carrier Go First were not enacted prior to it entering insolvency proceedings.
Turkish Airlines eyes June announcement for massive long-term order
Turkish Airlines is reportedly hoping to announce an aircraft order covering around 600 aircraft next month, which will support it’s recently disclosed ambition to double the size of its fleet to more than 800 over the next decade.
KLM takes mitigating steps as it flags ‘difficulty’ fully deploying E-Jet E2 fleet
KLM is tweaking its summer schedule and is holding on to several Embraer 190s that were due to be returned to lessors in a bid to overcome a capacity shortage caused by technical challenges affecting its Pratt & Whitney-powered E195-E2s.
Emirates surges back to profit
Profits at Dubai-based Emirates Group have soared to record levels for the year ended 31 March 2023, hitting Dhs10.9 billion ($3 billion), reversing two consecutive years of pandemic-driven losses.
Virgin Atlantic cuts losses but pushes profit return to 2024
Virgin Atlantic now does not expect to return to the black until 2024 after today disclosing a pre-tax loss of £206 million before exceptionals for 2022.