Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


Aigle Azur A320
France’s Aigle Azur begins direct service to Kiev
French airline Aigle Azur has launched a direct flight from Paris Orly to Kiev’s Boryspil International Airport, the capital of Ukraine, as part of an ongoing drive to expand its network.
Hong Kong Airlines A330-200
Hong Kong Airlines hit by boardroom spat
Hong Kong Airlines said it had to hire external security personnel and lawyers because of an unfolding spat between shareholders, but insisted it was business as usual for customers.
French court rules to annul 2015 privatization of Toulouse airport
A French court has ruled to annul the controversial 2015 privatization of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, in the latest step in a long legal process that could eventually see the airport sale being canceled.
Fuel, overcapacity blamed for Lufthansa 1Q loss
Lufthansa Group has reported a 2019 first quarter loss as it absorbed the impact of higher fuel costs and overcapacity in the European market.
Asiana’s largest stakeholder looks to exit 
Asiana Airlines’ largest stakeholder, Kumho Industrial, has decided to sell its entire stake in the South Korean airline as it seeks to improve its liquidity and appease creditors.
Alitalia unions threaten more action as deadlines loom 
Alitalia unions said they were ready to take action to protest the delay in presenting a new business strategy for Alitalia even as the Italian government said there would be good news soon about the airline.
British Airways promotes Gunning to IAG CFO
British Airways CFO Steve Gunning will become group CFO, replacing Enrique Dupuy de Lome who is stepping down in June.
Air Caraïbes A350-900
Air Caraïbes to take third A350 as passenger growth increases 7%
Air Caraïbes reported a 2018 net profit of €10.4 million ($11.9 million), down 13% from €12 million in the previous year.
Rendering of A320neo in Norwegian livery
Norwegian to delay Airbus deliveries in cost-cutting move
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s leasing arm has reached an agreement with Airbus to postpone deliveries of Airbus A320neo and A321LR aircraft as part of an ongoing drive to reduce costs and boost profitability, cutting capital expenditure by $570 million over two years.
UAF: Cutting airport tariffs ‘endangers French airport model’
A body representing French airports has criticized a decision by a French airport watchdog to cut airport charges at Nice Cote d’Azur airport, saying it calls into question the French airport model and regulation of the sector needs to be overhauled.
Norwegian promotes Karlsen to deputy CEO
Scandinavian LCC Norwegian Air Shuttle has promoted its chief financial officer Geir Karlsen to the post of deputy CEO, just a year after he joined the airline.
Alitalia Airbus A330-200
Deadline for Alitalia offer extended to April 30
The deadline for Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) to present a binding offer for Alitalia was extended to April 30 by the government and the commissioners managing the bankrupt carrier, Italian media reported.
Paris airports operator to invest $6.7 billion in infrastructure
Paris airports operator Groupe ADP said it would make €6 billion ($6.7 billion) of regulated investments in infrastructure in 2021-25 to prepare for the expected doubling of air traffic in the next 20 years.
Air France, KLM to partner with Greek regional Sky Express
Air France and KLM have signed a commercialization agreement with Greek regional airline Sky Express that will allow the three airlines to boost their cooperation between Paris, Amsterdam and the Greek islands, Air France said in a statement.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe fleet reduction plan includes some UK base closures 
UK regional airline Flybe said it was ending jet operations at several UK airports as part of a previously announced fleet reduction plan, on the same day that it was forced to cancel dozens of flights in what it said was an unrelated issue.
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