Lufthansa joins list of government bail-outs

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

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…

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…

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…

Malaysian government in talks to buy bankrupt Transaero

A state-owned  Malaysian investment fund is in talks with the Russian Investment Agency (RIA) about the possibility of…

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…

Russian airlines brace themselves for Ukraine air transit ban

Ukraine air transit ban: Ukraine’s decision to include most of Russia’s major airlines in its list of sanctioned organisations…

Aeroflot buys Transaero stake for a rouble

Aeroflot buys Transaero: Aeroflot is to buy a 75% stake in struggling private airline Transaero for one rouble,…

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…

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…

Aeroflot profits up as airline benefits from rouble’s weakness

Aeroflot profits grew by 18.5% last year to RUB13.1bn through a combination of an  increase in passenger and income…

Inflight wifi report puts Aeroflot in 7th place – ahead of Emirates

Inflight wifi: Outside of the US, passengers flying with Aeroflot have a better chance of getting…

Boeing ready to postpone deliveries to Russia if asked

Boeing is ready to postpone deliveries of aircraft to Russia’s beleaguered airlines if  it is asked,…

Ak Bars Aero hits turbulence and suspends flights

Ak Bars Aero: The devaluation of the rouble and a decline in passenger traffic has forced…

UTair bailout being considered by Russian government

UTair bailout: The Russian government is considering extending financial aid to Siberia’s troubled UTair airline,  Deputy…

UTair on verge of bankruptcy as creditors circle

UTair on verge of bankruptcy: Western Siberia’s UTair was teetering on the brink of insolvency today after…

Vietnam set to agree first Free Trade Zone with EEU

Vietnam:  Following a meeting  with the General Secretary of Vietnam’s  Communist Party Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday,…

Rebranded Aeroflot budget airline off to flying start

Rebranded Aeroflot budget airline: Victory, Aeroflot’s second attempt to launch a low-cost carrier this year, got…