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Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Wizz Air applies for UK licence before Brexit

Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air announced on Wednesday that it has applied for a British air operator's licence in order to make its operations ‘Brexit ready’.

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of Air Berlin

Lufthansa spreads wings by snapping up parts of Air Berlin

Lufthansa plans to use the Air Berlin assets to quickly expand its Eurowings budget business. News of the deal pushed Lufthansa shares up more than 3% to their highest level in nearly 17 years.

Qatar Airways increases its frequency to Sohar

Qatar Airways increases its frequency to Sohar

Qatar Airways noted that these new flights will take the number of weekly flights between Doha and the Sultanate of Oman from 52 to 56.

Qatar Airways to launch daily flights to Cardiff next May

Qatar Airways to launch daily flights to Cardiff next May

Qatar Airways cited Cardiff as “a strategically important destination,” opening up a new portion of the UK to the airline. The new route will also allow more people to visit Cardiff from the Gulf and beyond.

Qatar Airways in interline partnership with India's Vistara

Qatar Airways in interline partnership with India's Vistara

Qatar Airways (QA) has entered into an interline partnership with growing and full-service Indian airline Vistara, as the national carrier marks more than 20 successful years of flights to India, it was announced.

Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws support

Air Berlin files for insolvency after Etihad withdraws support

Air Berlin, Germany's second biggest airline, filed for insolvency on Tuesday after its main shareholder, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, withdrew financial aid for the loss-making carrier.

Qatar Airways most popular airline: study

Qatar Airways most popular airline: study

Qatar Airways has come out as the leading Middle East airline according to global consumer sentiment on social media.

Planes collide on Indonesian runway, no casualties

Planes collide on Indonesian runway, no casualties

Two passenger planes collided at an airport in the Indonesian city of Medan on Thursday, an airline spokesman said, the latest incident to hit the country's beleaguered aviation sector.

Qatar Airways drops plan to invest in American Airlines

Qatar Airways drops plan to invest in American Airlines

Qatar Airways has decided not to proceed with the announced investment in American Airlines. The decision came after examining the possibilities of investment in various respects.

India approves plan to sell stake in state-owned Air India

India approves plan to sell stake in state-owned Air India

India's cabinet approved Wednesday plans to sell a stake in state-run Air India as the debt-saddled carrier struggles to compete with low-cost rivals in one of the world's fastest-growing airline markets.

Emirates airline posts 82.5% drop in 2016-17 profit

Emirates airline posts 82.5% drop in 2016-17 profit

Leading Middle East airline Emirates said Thursday its profits had plunged by 82.5% in its last fiscal year, blaming fierce competition, currency devaluations and US travel restrictions.

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyses Rome

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyses Rome

Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.