In 2015 AF staff agreed to freeze of pay scale wage table. One of the benefits the company agreed to was a mechanism of sharing profits across all staff at the company. This program was agreed in 2017 and was to be effective no later than 2020 (for 2019 reporting year). As I recall the basis for thi...Jump to post
No surprise CEO says company cannot afford to match request of unions as it would cost €240mil annually. However, company is willing to unblock currently frozen salary tiers which would result in average 2 percent wage increase and also move forward with profit sharing plan announced last year to di...Jump to post
Funny AY previously publicly announced KUL during the MD-11 days, but then did not launch after all.
With KUL being a OW hub suppose there might be some synergy to be garnered.
Its actually very good results. Loss is merely a one-time charge for cancellation of two pension programs. Air France-KLM: strong rise in earnings in 2017 The airline group Air France-KLM announced Friday an operating profit up 41.8% over 2016 to €1.49 Billion euros, with a significant strengthening...Jump to post
Its actually interesting that both SIA and NCA have shrunk over the years, and both are extremely conservative, so it will be interesting who really helps who here.
Though I guess initially they can coordinate traffic flow between SIN-Japan as they learn how to dance closer with each other.
As someone that does some business in Asia, I have found these flights to be extremely convenient and easily save a few hours journey time.
For example, when using TSA, I was literally pulling up to the lobby of my hotel within 20 minutes of landing.
How can Air France have 10 unions to deal, why not one union for each job occupation ? Just for the sake of simplicity merging all these groups would be a good start. AF actually has many more unions that just 10. As explained by others, different job categories are often represented by various nat...Jump to post
Ten Air France unions (3 pilots SNPL, SPAF, Alter, 2 hostesses and stewards - SNPNC and Unsa-PNC, as well as 5 ground personnel CGT, FO, SUD, CFTC and SNGAF). have called for strike action commencing February 22nd. Unions are refusing company offer of 1% wage increases in 2018, and instead, seek ave...Jump to post
Munich Public Prosecutor settles Eurofighter Austria investigation with $100 million fine against Airbus for "making payments to business partners without proven documented services in exchange".
Sure sounds like questionable dealings...
I've always enjoyed Asiana, so it would be nice to see them serve additional markets. Though many ideas have been put forward here, does little details like Air Service Agreement allow for such proposed routes? In my experience, Korea does not even have air service agreements with many European nati...Jump to post
I respect your opinion, but have to say I disagree entirely. I cant think of many more bland names than "Eurowings" - or "America Airlines" for that matter - that cannot provide any focus on an identity, an origin, a culture, or any expectation of type of service, cuisine, welco...Jump to post
Good its about time the feet dragging at SN ends. LH Group board in 2016 when it voted to exercise purchase of remaining shares of SN also announced it would be placed into Eurowings while as it fully integrated into the group. So its time this is carried as intended, not the current middleman state...Jump to post
So many reasons why its a marginal case at best. The distance, pricing(incl hotels), its not a natural nor historically tied market from Europe, etc. Also in my 30-years of aviation, I have not once met a European that went to Hawaii as their sole intended destination. Only people I know that have b...Jump to post
8herveg wrote:Didn't SAA used to have like 2 x daily B744's on the JNB-LHR route? Plus the CPT flight. Why the drop in capacity over the years?
Several media stories that AFKL on Wednesday presented plans to internal work councils of desire to create a "real" low-cost longhaul airline similar to IAG Level subsidiary. Apparently, desire is to create low cost model beyond the existing Joon "hybrid" model which launched 2 m...Jump to post
Unlike Beijing and Shanghai, CAN is not a significant world city when financial, cultural and political metrics factored.
For comparison, Guangzhou is considered a Beta city, in the same category as Lima, Cape Town, Lisbon, Hamburg, Santiago, Philadelphia, etc,
From Europe point of view, it seems to me EWR has a negative PR association, if for no other fact its listed as being in another state while JFK is clearly New York. I also agree it seems odd that Star partners outside of JVs utilizing to such large degree airlines besides UA on beyond gateway trave...Jump to post
After long attempt to operate from Orly airports, La Compagnie was finally awarded viable slots (formerly of Air Berlin). Airline says it will relocate one of its daily New York services to Orly effective "April" Company says ORY offers following benefits: > Better geographical proximity t...Jump to post
It seems to me the phobia displayed by the 3 US major US carriers against ME3 is rather irrational when the fact is that state-backed airlines are the norm, and much of the worlds aviation sector is not built on chasing profits. It just seems the ME3 have built something they US carriers are so jeal...Jump to post
I dont have link as its a travel agent advisory, but AZ has announced it will terminate service to Beijing at the end of March citing "low profitability and unfavorable slot timings." Additionally, Mexico City was suspended last week but will resume for Summer 2018 and operate "season...Jump to post
Let Delta humbly eat some of its peach pie.
Hopefully it has learned from its spectacular ops meltdowns that having ability to access other airline networks is helpful.
No need for costly longhaul.
Focus on serving regional markets using smaller sized capacity.
Yes good in concept, but, largely a joke in practice. While 44 nations committed to the Yamoussoukro agreement way back in 1999, even those that have slowly ratified the agreement place roadblocks on the opening of markets. Simple things like lack of infrastructure, government control facility and t...Jump to post
US approves potential sale of up to 34 F-35A to Belgium.
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/01 ... o-belgium/
Being fined for regularly having late arriving flights is clearly already suboptimal. JetBlue has been aware of this issue for awhile, now, and it hasn't gone away. So, they can either suck it up, pay the fines and not complain, or they can reschedule to avoid the fines. It's a simple business deci...Jump to post
Two Italian ministers says Italy needs more time to consider expressions of interest for AZ before they decide on entering exclusive talks. Italy needs more time before starting exclusive talks on Alitalia sale https://in.reuters.com/article/us-alitalia-sale/italy-needs-more-time-before-starting-exc...Jump to post
Pretty simple. If you exclude Kosovo, the largest Albanian diaspora community is Italy. Also Italy is by far Albania's largest trade partner.Jump to post
ANA and JAL handle at many airports.
In addition, you can find listing among IATA Ground Handling Council members online.
http://www.iata.org/publications/ighc-d ... index.aspx
I am sure there are other companies also not affiliated with IATA.
Diverted aircraft and rescue flight
Media says 162 pax plus crew of 6 all safe. No serious injuries.Jump to post
Here is view of airport. Seems plane ran off at the end
Four of the Mexican airline’s Sukhoi Superjet 100s -- out of a fleet of 22 -- have been grounded for at least five months because of engine maintenance delays. The Russian-made aircraft, which average just four years old, are now being cannibalized, an industry term for when a plane is slowly scrapp...Jump to post
Well, not as bad as Marriott which was caught listing Hong Kong and Macau as independent nations.
But still pretty amateurish move by Delta who certainly should know better. Poor form to incite such negative attention from both the Chinese public and government.
Certainly slow WTO process creates ongoing black cloud for BBD not only endangering orders but the companies finances.Jump to post