Alan Dron



Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Flybe gives profit warning on increased maintenance costs
UK-based regional airline Flybe has warned that its interim profits will be lower than expected, following an unexpected rise in maintenance costs in the first half of its financial year.
Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch resigns
Oman Air CEO Paul Gregorowitsch has resigned, the airline announced Oct.16.
Finnair Airbus A350-900
Finnair rides Asian expansion wave 
A significant expansion of Finnair’s capacity to Asian destinations has been the major factor behind the airline’s improved financial figures in 2017, the carrier’s CCO said Oct. 13.
IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac
France to pursue new ATM strategy 
IATA is to cooperate with French air navigation service provider (ANSP) DSNA to develop an air traffic management (ATM) strategy for the European nation, the two organizations said Oct. 13.
Brussels Airport to upgrade airbridges
Brussels Airport in Belgium is to spend more than €52 million ($61 million) to re-equip one of its piers with modern airbridges in a substantial investment program aimed at improving customer services.
Jazeera new livery
Report: Jazeera suspends long-haul plans; unveils new branding
Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways has suspended plans to seek a long-haul partner, and will instead pursue more opportunities in the Indian subcontinent, according to Bloomberg, citing Jazeera chairman Marwan Boodai as he unveiled a rebranding exercise for the airline.
Sepang hangar
Airbus takes control of Malaysian MRO
Airbus has taken full control of Malaysian MRO provider Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE), making it a fully owned subsidiary.
Istanbul New Airport promises to be ‘smarter’; more user friendly
The organization behind Istanbul New Airport (INA) has unveiled some of the advances it hopes will make the huge new facility a user-friendly experience for passengers.
Bombardier CRJ900
CityJet posts losses as expansion continues 
Irish carrier CityJet posted a pre-tax loss of €30.2 million ($35.8 million) for 2016, as a result of financing new aircraft, acquiring airlines and creating a new base in Scandinavia.
Icelandair Boeing 757-200s
Icelandair joins economy fares trend
Icelandair has joined the increasing number of airlines segmenting their economy-class fares with the announcement of a new pricing structure.
Rendering of A330-900 in Aircalin livery
Aircalin firms Airbus order
Aircalin, the Noumea-based carrier in the French territory of New Caledonia, has firmed up its order for two Airbus A320neos single-aisle and two A330-900 widebody aircraft.
SAS board seeks financial room to maneuver 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is seeking permission from its shareholders to have the option of a new share issue to raise additional funding
Aer Lingus A320
Aer Lingus slams Dublin ‘infrastructure shortcomings’
Aer Lingus COO Mike Rutter has strongly criticized facilities at the Irish flag carrier’s home base airport, saying they threaten the airline’s expansion.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair bids to retain pilot workforce 
Ryanair, rocked by rostering errors that have forced the Irish LCC to cancel thousands of flights over the next five months, has appealed to its pilots to stand by the company.
EasyJet A320neo
EasyJet reports strong end to financial year 
UK-based LCC easyJet anticipates a pre-tax profit between £405-£410 million ($528-$535 million) for its current financial year, despite a challenging market and substantial adverse currency movements.