Thai Airways: Reaching New Heights

Each year, more than 17 million tourists and members of the international business community descend on…

Lufthansa joins list of government bail-outs

Lufthansa bail-out: Lufthansa has become the latest flagship airline to be bailed out by its national…

Athens hoping for €6bn boost from privatisations in next 18 months

Greece is looking to raise up to €6bn from the sale of ports, airports and utilities…

Moscow looking to sell off Aeroflot’s Rossiya Airline subsidiary

Just days after shelving plans to privatise Aeroflot, Moscow is considering selling off the national carrier’s…

Aeroflot privatisation put off until 2020 – but Bashneft sale still on the cards

Aeroflot privatization: Russia’s flagship national airline will not be privatized before 2020 at the earliest, the Economic…

Russia unveils MC-21 mid-range passenger plane in bid to rival Boeing

Amid the fanfare of a ceremony in a Siberian factory that was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev this…

Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr on mission to sign JV with Air China

Deutsche Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr is due to  travel to Beijing with German Chancellor Angela Merkel next week…

Asian budget carriers join forces to set up Value Alliance

Value Alliance: Eight of Asia’s struggling budget carriers – including Singapore Airlines Ltd.’s Scoot subsidiary and Thailand’s…

Iran Air agrees $10bn Airbus deal before sanctions are even lifted

Iran has agreed to buy 114 Airbus Group SE aircraft for its state carrier Iran Air, the…

Air Astana removed from EU blacklist and privatisation programme

Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has been cleared to operate flights in Europe next year after the…

Ilyushin set to resume mass production of IL-96

Fear of further sanctions has prompted Russia to consider resuming mass production of the four-engine Ilyushin Il-96…

Turkish Airlines top foreign Russian carrier as exodus picks up pace

 Turkish Airlines has become Russia’s top foreign airline as its competitors continue to cut flights in the…

Aeroflot pulls out of Transaero deal

Russia’ state airline Aeroflot has decided not to go ahead with the acquisition of debt-laden Transaero  after shareholders…

Moscow bans Ukrainian airlines in new sanctions spat

Moscow has pledged to  ban two Ukrainian airlines from flying to or over Russia after Kiev placed a similar…

Kazakhstan to seek investment for Almaty international air hub

Talks with potential investors into an Almaty international air hub are due to begin in October,…

Russia and Iran in talks over Sukhoi Superjet sales

Russia has begun negotiations with Tehran over the  possible sale of aircraft and aviation technology, including…

Astana and Beijing agree to increase Kazakh-Chinese air routes

Authorities from Beijing and Astana have  agreed to  expand Kazakh-Chinese air routes “significantly,” the  Civil Aviation Committee of  Kazakhstan’s…

Russia and China discuss long-haul passenger aircraft JV

Russia and Chine are considering joining forces to develop a  wide-bodied, long-haul passenger aircraft  to compete with…

Designs for hybrid ‘Red Zeppelin’ Atlant airship

By 2018, a new but strangely familiar sight could start floating across the skies above the wastes…

Russia and China to set up Sukhoi Superjet leasing company

Sukhoi Superjet:  Russia and China have signed an agreement approving the establishment of a leasing company  that is expected…

Vladivostok International Airport put up for sale

Vladivostok International Airport: As part of  the government’s strategy  to position the Far Eastern port as a hub…

United Aircraft Corporation promised $1.7bn cash injection

Russia’s largest aircraft manufacturer, the United Aircraft Corporation  is to be given  an RUB 100bn ($1.7 billion)…

Aeroflot cuts international routes as demand for foreign holidays drops

Aeroflot cuts five international routes: With an increasing number of Russians planning to take their summer holidays…

Mexican airline Interjet orders 10 more Sukhoi Superjets

Mexico’s Interjet  yesterday confirmed that it was to buy 10  Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft in…