aviation

Lufthansa reaches settlement with pilots' union in salary dispute

German airline Lufthansa and pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed to a settlement proposed in mediation, ending a long-running and bitter dispute over salaries.

Croatian airports and seaports handle more passengers and cargo in Dec.

The turnover of passengers at Croatian airports in December 2016 reached 240,000, which was by 11.2% higher than in December 2015, according to the figures provided by the national statistical...

Bangladesh proposes death penalty for flight disruptions

Passenger plane hijackers could soon face the death penalty under new Bangladeshi legislation, officials said Monday.

Cancellations, delays at Berlin airports as ground staff strikes

Passengers at Berlin's two main airports faced cancellations and delays on Wednesday as ground staff walked off the job in a dispute over pay and working hours.

Air travel grew 6.3 per cent last year as passengers hit new record

The annual number of air passengers reached a record 3.7 billion last year as demand for air travel rose 6.3 per cent, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Thursday in Geneva....

Eurowings increasing flights out of Germany to Croatia

German low-cost airline Eurowings, a member of the Lufthansa Group, is increasing the number of flights to Croatia this year, the airline's executives told Croatian Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli...

Freezing fog disrupts flights, prompts air pollution alert in London

Heavy fog and freezing temperatures caused the cancellation of dozens of flights Monday and prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to issue his first alert for "very high" air pollution.

2017 opening for long-delayed Berlin airport officially ruled out

The long-delayed opening of Berlin's new airport will not be in 2017, airport head Karsten Muehlenfeld confirmed Saturday, citing unacceptably high risks if planners stuck to the original...

French airlines and tour operators expanding their services to Croatia

French low-cost airlines Volotea and Transavia and online travel agency Karavel plan to expand their services to Croatia this year, the Croatian Tourism Ministry said on Friday.

India's SpiceJet to buy 205 Boeing jets in 22-billion-dollar deal

Indian budget airline SpiceJet will purchase 205 planes worth 22 billion dollars from US manufacturer Boeing, one of the biggest orders ever made by an Indian airline, according to an agreement...

Croatia Airlines sells 5 slots at Heathrow

Croatia Airlines (CA) has sold five of its nine slots at London's Heathrow airport to the US Delta Airlines for US$ 19.5 million, the Croatian national air carrier told Hina on Thursday.

Britain's Heathrow sets new record with 76 million passengers in 2016

Britain's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest air travel hub, on Wednesday reported a new record of 76 million passengers last year, up 1 per cent from 2015.

Airbus sets record with 2016 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus delivered a record 688 commercial aircraft in 2016 on the back of strong operational performance and a robust market, the airline manufacturer said Wednesday.

More than 600 flights cancelled due to snowfall in Istanbul

Heavy snowfall in Istanbul has prompted major delays at Turkey's largest airport, where all domestic flights have been cancelled up to Sunday night, according to airlines and Turkish media.

Mozambican plane collides with unknown object; drone suspected

A passenger plane with Mozambique’s LAM airline suffered damage after apparently colliding with an unknown object this week, the airline said Friday.