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Court rejects LOT challenge to Lufthansa, easyJet deals for Air Berlin assets ‌

LOT fails in a bid to challenge EU Commission approval of the purchase of Air Berlin assets by Lufthansa, easyJet...


EU, US bury the hatchet in 16-year old Airbus-Boeing subsidies war

US and EU resolve the longest trade conflict in WTO’s history, puts an end to 16-year old Airbus-Boeing subsidies war.  ...


Brexit uncertainty puts more pressure on EasyJet

EasyJet is expecting to report approximately £275 million ($361 million) loss before tax for the first half of 2019, “in line” with previous prediction. Disclosing finances the previous time, the carrier described passenger demand as “robust”. But now, situation has become more grim due to Brexit uncertainty, it claims....


Qatar Airways reaches Open Skies deal with the EU

Updated. While the fiery dispute between U.S. legacy carriers and three major Gulf airlines continues to rage, the focus of Qatar Airways has now shifted to Europe. Reuters reported early on February 5, 2019, that the State of Qatar and the European Union (EU) are getting closer to finalizing a comprehensive air services agreement. The deal was signed later in the day, hailed by Qatar Airways chief as a "landmark" agreeme...


The many casualties of European airline industry

October has certainly not been a kind month for European aviation in the past few years. Nordic budget carrier Primera Air failed on the one-year anniversary of the collapse of British holiday airline Monarch, which occurred on October 2, 2017. Just recently, on October 17, 2018, Cyprus-based low-cost carrier Cobalt Air announced its closure. And now, Air Belgium might be considering shutting down as well.  ...


European wet-leasing deal hailed a ‘win win’ in EU-US dispute

Revision of the rules will allow the EU to lift the existing time restriction on wet-leasing and solve a dispute between the EU and the U.S....


EU-LAC: boosting civil aviation in Latin America and Caribbean

EASA states the new field office in Costa Rica will strengthen cooperation between the two regions and support European and Latin American and Caribbean interests in civil aviation....


IATA reports “solid” growth in July 2018, slaps EU AT controllers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports growth of passenger demand in all regions in July 2018. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 6.2% in comparison to July 2017, while available seat kilometers (ASKs) increased by 5.5% and load factor rose to 85.2%. Despite positive results, the association still expects rising fuel costs to have a negative effect on market growth....


Opinion: no deal on post-Brexit aviation is worse than a bad deal

Recent flight disruptions may be a harbinger of things to come if Brexit negotiators do not afford some level of priority to the aviation sector....


Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live air-to-air missile during a training mission over Estonia....