Etihad, Air Berlin to share 787 Dreamliner programs

March 14, 2012 by Victor

Etihad, Air Berlin see deal saving millions

etihad and airberlin

Etihad Airways and Air Berlin announced plans to pool their Boeing 787 programs, three months after the Abu Dhabi-based carrier raised its stake in Germany's second-biggest airline to almost 30 percent.

Under the agreement, which the airlines said on Tuesday will help save millions of dollars, Etihad and Air Berlin will share infrastructure, pool maintenance and develop joint training programs for the aircraft.  >>More..




US Airways seeking support for its bid for AA

March 14, 2012 by Victor

"We can't do it alone"


US Airways Group, which is weighing making an offer for American Airlines, learned from its failed 2006 bid for Delta Air Lines that such attempts need to be friendly and have support from labor groups, said Scott Kirby, president of US Airways.

During a New York transportation conference Tuesday, Kirby discussed the lessons from its hostile approach to acquire Delta while it was in bankruptcy. But he declined to comment on Fort Worth-based AMR Corp. or its Chapter 11 case.  >>More..

Will Ryanair get Aer Lingus now that Ireland must sell?

March 10, 2012 by The Gossiper

This may be O’Leary’s time to take over his Irish nemesis

Aer Lingus - RyanAir

The Irish government has agreed to sell their struggling airline in order to meet conditions of a bailout deal with its main lenders — the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, is licking his chops for another chance to take a run at buying Aer Lingus.

Ryanair is already the largest shareholder in Aer Lingus with 29.8 percent of the national carrier’s shares. The Irish government has a 25 percent stake in the airline.  >>More..


Etihad turns its attention to Virgin Australia

March 05, 2012 by Victor

Virgin is one of Etihad's 35 partner airlines

APA, AAL's union ousted a number of its members including numerous former TWA pilots

March 1, 2012 by Gossiper

A group of American Airlines pilots said its members were abruptly ousted without reason from official positions in its union, the Allied Pilots Association.

El Al, Arkia discussing merger

February 26, 2012 by The Gossiper

Representatives from two companies have been discussing plans for cooperation


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