International Airline Services News



The latest selection of international, long haul airline news from around the world. Bookmark this page and return for weekly updates!





20/3 Singapore new destination for Air France A380

20/3 Lufthansa to serve luxury meals on board prepared by award winning chefs

20/3 Singapore Airlines' no frills Scoot set for June take off 

20/3 Qantas to axe flights to london via Hong Kong and Bangkok

19/3 Airline warns of Olympic chaos at London airport

19/3 Air India to widen in-flight food menu

19/3 Malaysia Airlines looks to delay AirAsia Deal

19/3 Vietnam Air plans to expand

18/3 Emirates to launch new flight to Washington

7/3 Heavy Taxation harms Chinese airlines' growth

7/3 Behind the scenes: How Singapore Airlines prepares its meal service

7/3 Garuda wins for best international airline

7/3 Qantas trial in-flight internet

7/3 Korean sets Frankfurt daily A380 launch date 

6/3 ANA may expand LH venture as tie ups double Narita transfers

5/3 Delta Air Lines offers in-flight shopping on 

1/3 British Airways to target New York, Asia with 12 Superjumbos

1/3 Malaysia Airlines in crisis after loss

29/2 Korean Air to introduce direct flights to Nairobi starting June

25/2 Finnair and Bangkok Airways share codes for Asian flights

25/2 Oz airline Jetstar forges "interline" partnership with Jet Airways

24/2 Emirates to increase passenger capacity on Newcastle route

24/2 Delta spreads wings in China

24/2 Facing a bankrupt America, some pilots look to China for jobs

24/2 South korea put two budget airlines on Taipei-Gimpo route

23/2 Delta trades Gatwick for Heathrow

23/2 Qantas: Not enough flights to China

22/2 Air China to open Shanghai-Chengdu-Mumbai service on May 2

21/2 Lufthansa to cancel 156 flights Tues, fewer Wednesday 

21/2 Singapore Air budget arm Scoot to serve five cities in 2012

21/2 British Airways to resume Paphos - Gatwick flights

20/2 Emirates - regular Tunis - Dubai flights from 25 March 

18/2 SIA to mark Boeing 747 retirement with special flights

18/2 Stranded Air Australia passengers arrive in Sydney on Qantas flight 

17/2 KLM hikes Singapore - Bali services

17/2 Strike grounds almost 300 flights at Frankfurt

17/2 Turkish Airlines to triple flights to NYC by May

17/2 All Nippon charts increases in overseas flight capacity

16/2 Turkish Airlines voted carrier with the best in flight meals

15/2 Cathay Pacific to have more flights to Hong Kong from KL and Penang  

15/2 Cathay Pacific to hire 200 flight attendents in India

14/2 Singapore, Ethiopian Sign air services pact

14/2 SAA flies direct to Beijing

14/2 Austrian Airlines to halt Vienna-Mumbai flights

14/2 Emirates introduces Airbus A340 on Accra-Dubai route

14/2 Air India to prune six global flights

14/2 Transaero set to expand Singapore Airlines deal 

14/2 Cathay Pacific to start premium economy from April

11/2 Qatar Airways puts Tbilisi on tourism map

11/2 Hundreds of flights canceled in French strike

10/2 Cathay Pacific ends tie up with 2 airlines

9/2 KLM adds Taipei stopover to ease burden from local tax 

9/2 Etihad Airways looks to China and India for growth

9/2 BA and Japan Airlines in joint move on rivals

9/2 Air France plans 65% of long haul flights

8/2 KLM pitches meet & seat in-flight social matchmaker service

8/2 Lufthansa's first 747-8 intercontinental takes flight

8/2 Cathay to restart New Delhi-Bangkok flight from mid February

8/2 Singapore Airlines to operate two more flights from Mumbai

7/2 New budget Airline books Gold Coast arrival

6/2 BA cancels London-Lusaka flights

6/2 Gulf Airlines resume normal operations to UK

6/2 Garuda to expand fleet

6/2 China bans it airlines from paying EU Carbon Tax

5/2 Qatar Airways 2012 route expansion programme underway 

4/2 Kingfisher Airlines oneworld entry put on hold

3/2 Emirates Airlines adds fifth US gateway

3/2 'Thai Smile Air' opens first route, Bangkok - Macau

3/2 Air France strike likely from Monday

3/2 Air New Zealand plans new Auckland-Bali flights

2/2 United to offer Economy plus on all international flights

2/2 Air Berlin to become full member of oneworld in March

2/2 Qatar Airways threatens to cancel Maldives services

2/2 Emirates Airlines flies into Zim

2/2 Qantas and Jetstar lift fares on all flights

2/2 Eva Air eyes China growth

1/2 Korean Air launches Seoul - Danang service

1/2 SAA launches direct flight to Beijing 

30/1 American Airlines increases flights to seven major Brazilian cities

30/1 Budget carriers from China, Japan to launch flights to Korea

30/1 Singapore's Tiger Airways buys Indonesian carrier PT Mandala Airlines stake

30/1 Malaysia Airlines stops Rome - Kuala Lumpur after 18 years

28/1 Thousands of passengers stranded as Spanair ceases operations

27/1 Garuda plans daily flights for all Asian and Australian destinations

27/1 Air Canada, Westjet, Porter boost services  as battle of New York heats up

27/1 Qatar Airways could delay A380 delivery for cracks

27/1 JAL to fly new efficient Boeing jets in Logan debut

27/1 MAS, Qantas mulling JV

25/1 Lufthansa install lie-flat beds in business class

25/1 'Living Room' cabin plan for new Lufthansa jumbo jet

25/1 Delta, Qantas, Air Canada divert flights due to solar storms 

24/1 ANA begins first 787 long haul service

24/1 China's Hainan Airlines ranked world's 5th safest airline

23/1 JetBlue and Hawaiian Airlines ink partnership deal

23/1 SAS most punctual Airline 3rd year in a row

23/1 Air France launches personalised customer service at Paris CDG

23/1 Lufthansa A380: First Class Terminal Frankfurt

23/1 Onboard the Singapore Airlines A380: In flight dining and drinking

20/1 Air France and Air Mauritius extend their partnership in Indian ocean

20/1 Etihad Airways, SIA among suitors in India

20/1 We're ready to fly A380's into India

20/1 Emirates sees opportunity in area

20/1 Air China begins replacing 747s with 777s on US routes

20/1 China Southern set to take on Qantas

20/1 China Airlines to end Heathrow Taiwan flights

18/1 British Airways rolls out first refitted Boeing 777-200

18/1 Qantas's Asian plan may hinge on how to split joint venture

17/1 American Airlines to stop flying to India and sacks 150 workers

17/1 Emirates Airlines signs deal with Mauritius

17/1 Air France - KLM unveil turnaround plan

17/1 Air China's 777-300ER to enter LAX service in Feb

17/1 Sydney set for budget airfare war

17/1 Business class prices plummet as airlines wage war

17/1 China Southern and Virgin Australia keen to take what Qantas doesn't want

16/1 ANA and Hawaiian Airlines to launch code-share and frequent flyer program 

16/1 Singapore Airlines A380 now serving New York

12/1 More than just sake, JAL's new wine list is all First Class

12/1 TAA takes wing to Colombo

12/1 Malaysia Airlines wins 'World's leading airline to Asia 2011 award'  

12/1 Singapore Airlines, SAS Deepen alliance 

12/1 Virgin Australia closing gap on Qantas as Australia's favourite airline

11/1 Air NZ 'Airline of the Year'

11/1 New low cost carrier Scoot unveils cabin crew uniform

11/1 Singapore Airlines tops with business travellers

11/1 Malaysia Airlines ceases its operations in Pakistan

10/1 Air Trans and Delta boost on time performance

10/1 Arik Air not inmerger talks with Air Nigeria

10/1 Hawaiian Airlines sets all-time passenger record

10/1 Hong Kong Airlines to increase fleet, expand regional presence

9/1 Latam merger to combine similar fleets 

9/1 Emirates to launch Ho Chi Minh flights

9/1 Air France - KLM monthly passenger traffic up 7.5pc

9/1 Qantas adds 14 more aircraft to its fleet

8/1 Cityjet takes on BA with Scots flights

8/1 Jet to merge two low-cost carriers

7/1 Malaysia Airlines offers more flights for Chinese new year

6/1 American Airlines reports December traffic

6/1 Virgin struggles continue in NZ