French authorities have released the first close-up ground footage of the crash scene in the French Alps.
Talks between two state-owned carriers, Air China and China Southern Airlines, over operating Airbus A380s from Beijing seem to have reached a deadlock.28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 240 airlines comprising 84 per cent of global air traffic, said airlines are on course to post total net profits of US$10.6 billion this year, up from December's forecast of US$8.4 billion. Total revenues are projected to climb by US$12 billion to US$671 billion this year.21 Mar 2013 - 5:30am
Some 207 million international passengers were flown by the carriers in the region last year, up 7 per cent year on year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said.31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am
The post-Christmas lull has kicked in and you desperately need another holiday. Lunar New Year is just around the corner, but you haven't booked your flights yet. You scour the internet, but everything seems to be too expensive.14 Jan 2013 - 6:19am
Disruptions to airline schedules can now be instantly relayed through social media sites, confronting carriers with real-time feedback that could either harm or burnish their image depending on how they respond.29 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Investing in aviation infrastructure for corporate jets on the mainland is often complicated by competition from the government-backed companies that run the airports.17 Dec 2012 - 5:31am
Strong passenger demand has led Asian-Pacific airlines to weather the global turbulence that has engulfed the industry better than other carriers despite economic woes and volatile oil prices, the head of the industry body said.2 Oct 2012 - 3:38am
All Nippon Airways announced tens of thousands seat cancellations yesterday and several major Japanese car companies suspended production - further evidence of the economic fallout from an intense dispute over islands in the East China Sea.27 Sep 2012 - 9:25am
Cathay Pacific's reservation system has let the airline's staff down
We have had several complaints about Cathay Pacific's booking system recently. However, a reader writes with a story that shows the booking system is, fortunately, not all there is to the airline.14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
All three big mainland airlines had to brace for headwinds in the first half - from high oil prices, yuan depreciation and slowing traffic.
But there are also hopeful signs for the rest of the year, with domestic passenger numbers starting to pick up towards the end of last month.13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A relative of Macau gaming tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun is suing Hong Kong Express Airways, an airline Ho partly owns, over a HK$9.8 million debt.
In a writ filed with the High Court, Chan Ung Iok, sister of Ho's third wife, Ina Chan Un Chan, says the airline failed to repay the debt since last year despite her repeated requests.26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Holiday flights into and out of Hong Kong could face disruption this summer as Dragonair pilots consider a work-to-rule over what they claim is the airline's discriminatory treatment of its locally recruited cockpit crew.17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
The aviation sector, particularly the group of carriers plying the Asian routes, was seriously affected by the 2003 Sars outbreak, but has now almost fully recovered. This is reflected in the fact that many airlines are increasing headcounts. One major airline in Hong Kong has said it will be hiring 300 pilots worldwide - double the number last year. Eighty of these jobs will be in Hong Kong.15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Losses at European airlines will hit US$1.1 billion this year - almost double the US$600 million estimate made just three months ago, as the euro-zone crisis continues to worsen, the International Air Traffic Association (IATA) has warned.12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am