Oneworld http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26052/all en Japan says confidence in Dreamliner at stake amid probes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/japan-says-confidence-dreamliner-at-stake-amid-probes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Japan's transport minister acknowledged that passenger confidence in Boeing Co's new 787 Dreamliner jet is at stake, as both Japan and the United States have opened broad and open-ended investigations into the plane after a series of incidents that have raised safety concerns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/japan-says-confidence-dreamliner-at-stake-amid-probes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 07:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734561 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan Airlines to cancel Tokyo-San Diego flights after Dreamliner grounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/japan-airlines-cancel-tokyo-san-diego-flights-after-dreamliner- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan Airlines Co Ltd will cancel eight flights from Jan. 19 to 25 on its Tokyo to San Diego route after the grounding of all Boeing 787 flights, affecting 1,290 passengers, the airline said on Thursday.</p> <p>JAL also said it will switch aircraft for 70 flights that were scheduled to fly on Dreamliners, as JAL and All Nippon Airways Co Ltd scramble to cope with the grounding of Dreamliner passenger jets for investigations of battery problems that led to an emergency landing of an ANA flight on Wednesday.</p> Aviation Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735496 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Iberia workers to go on 5-day strike later in February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-iberia-workers-go-5-day-strike-later-february <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID/LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Workers at Spanish flag carrier Iberia will hold five straight days of strike action in the second half of February after failing to come to an agreement with management over job cuts, a labour union spokesman said on Friday.</p> <p>"It will be at least five consecutive days ... the date hasn't been set yet (but) it will be in the second half of February," the spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-iberia-workers-go-5-day-strike-later-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5742929 at http://www.globalpost.com Etihad Airways posts 200% rise in 2012 net profit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/etihad-airways-posts-200-rise-2012-net-profit-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Etihad Airways, the fast-growing carrier of Abu Dhabi, posted a 200 percent rise in net profit in 2012 and a 17 percent increase in revenues, the airline said in a statement on Monday.</p> <p>Etihad posted a net income of $42 million last year compared to $14 million in 2011 when it made its first-ever profit, said the statement, which attributed the rise to strong improvements in revenues, passengers and cost control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/etihad-airways-posts-200-rise-2012-net-profit-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Etihad Airways Labor Law Oneworld Transport AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:16:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745255 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's Iberia workers to strike over job cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/spains-iberia-workers-strike-over-job-cuts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Staff at Spanish airline Iberia will strike for 15 days in February and March to protest plans to shed workers, a union official said Wednesday.</p> <p>Ground staff and cabin crew will strike from February 18-22, from March 4-8 and again from March 18-22, said Jose Manuel Perez, an official with the UGT union.</p> <p>The strikes were called after weeks of talks with the company's management ended without an agreement, he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/spains-iberia-workers-strike-over-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Labor Oneworld Transport AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:46:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747778 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Expect Dreamliner delays, Boeing tells airlines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-2-boeing-notifies-european-airlines-dreamliner-delays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Thomson Airways, Norwegian Air Shuttle told to wait</p> <p>* Airlines will consider alternatives</p> <p>* Japanese carriers rally on test flight news</p> <p>* Airbus considers battery change amid Boeing woes</p> <p>By Brenda Goh and Bill Rigby</p> <p>LONDON/SEATTLE, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Boeing Co told two European airlines their deliveries of 787 Dreamliner jets would be delayed, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the future of the plane and the mounting costs related to its grounding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/update-2-boeing-notifies-european-airlines-dreamliner-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Boeing Entertainment Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750290 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnair's next CEO must find partners to keep carrier aloft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/finnairs-next-ceo-must-find-partners-keep-carrier-aloft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Finland's airline returned to profit in 2012</p> <p>* More outsourcing deals needed -analysts</p> <p>* New CEO to face political pressure</p> <p>By Jussi Rosendahl</p> <p>HELSINKI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Finnair's departing CEO Mika Vehvilainen will leave the flag carrier in stronger financial health than when he took over four years ago, but he will also be leaving his successor the toughest part of the turnaround: finding partners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/finnairs-next-ceo-must-find-partners-keep-carrier-aloft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Finnair Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 18:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750423 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-IAG boss: Boeing to fix Dreamliner but it may be months http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-iag-boss-boeing-fix-dreamliner-it-may-be-months <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* IAG boss Walsh confident Dreamliner problems will be fixed</p> <p>* Walsh says battery system redesign may take "couple of months"</p> <p>* 787 is "fantastic" plane, IAG committed to its order of 24</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>DUBLIN, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The chief executive of International Airlines Group said on Saturday he was confident that Boeing would overcome problems with its 787 Dreamliner jet, but added that they could take months to resolve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/update-1-iag-boss-boeing-fix-dreamliner-it-may-be-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation International Airlines Group Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:45:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751348 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Finnair's next CEO must find partners to keep carrier aloft http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-finnairs-next-ceo-must-find-partners-keep-carrier-aloft <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Finland's airline returned to profit in 2012</p> <p>* More outsourcing deals needed -analysts</p> <p>* New CEO to face political pressure</p> <p>By Jussi Rosendahl</p> <p>HELSINKI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Finnair's departing CEO Mika Vehvilainen will leave the flag carrier in stronger financial health than when he took over four years ago, but he will also be leaving his successor the toughest part of the turnaround: finding partners.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/rpt-finnairs-next-ceo-must-find-partners-keep-carrier-aloft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Finnair Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752347 at http://www.globalpost.com IAG says to cut 3,800 jobs at Iberia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iag-says-cut-3800-jobs-at-iberia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Airlines Group said on Tuesday it intends to cut more than 3,800 jobs at Iberia airline, about 700 fewer than it had planned in November.</p> <p>IAG, which also owns British Airways, said in a statement that Iberia informed Tuesday its employees, trade unions and the Spanish Employment Ministry that it has started the formal process of collective redundancy</p> <p>"3,807 jobs in the airline are affected," it said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/iag-says-cut-3800-jobs-at-iberia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business International Airlines Group Labor Law Oneworld Transport AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753603 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ American, US Airways boards approve merger: source http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/urgent-american-us-airways-boards-approve-merger-source <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The boards of American Airlines and US Airways approved a merger Wednesday to create the largest US airline by revenue once American exits bankruptcy court, a person close to the negotiations said.</p> <p>The deal comes on the heels of a series of other recent airline mergers that have remade the US airline industry and better positioned the sector for profit.</p> <p>jmb/oh</p> Aviation Oneworld US Airways AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:13:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5755855 at http://www.globalpost.com US airline merger latest in global consolidation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-airline-merger-latest-global-consolidation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thursday's merger between American Airlines and US Airways marks the latest in a series of recent deals that has consolidated the airline industry.</p> <p>May 2004: Air France buys Dutch airline KLM. The airline, now known as Air France KLM, is one of Europe's biggest with 75.8 million passengers. With 586 aircraft, the airline travels to 230 destinations in 113 countries.</p> <p>May 2005: while in bankruptcy, US Airways merges with regional carrier America West to form the fifth biggest American airline. It currently transports around 80 million passengers to more than 190 destinations. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/us-airline-merger-latest-global-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airline Aviation Oneworld Transport AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:00:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756132 at http://www.globalpost.com Iberia strike set to ground over 1,000 flights this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/iberia-strike-set-ground-over-1000-flights-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Clare Kane</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Workers at loss-making Spanish flag carrier Iberia were set to begin a five-day strike at midnight on Monday, grounding over 1,000 flights and costing the airline and struggling national economy millions of euros.</p> <p>Staff, including baggage handlers, pilots and air stewards, will hold three five-day strikes in February and March to protest management plans to axe 3,807 jobs and cut salaries at the airline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/iberia-strike-set-ground-over-1000-flights-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Iberia Oneworld Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758569 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Workers and police clash at airport during Iberia strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-dozens-iberia-flights-canceled-strike-starts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Catherine MacDonald and Sarah Morris</p> <p>MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Striking union workers clashed with police at Madrid's Barajas airport on Monday on the first day of a week-long strike over more than 3,800 pending job cuts at Spain's flagship airline Iberia.</p> <p>More than 80 Iberia flights were cancelled as workers at the carrier began a series of five-day walkouts that are expected to cost the airline and struggling national economy millions of euros in lost business.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-dozens-iberia-flights-canceled-strike-starts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Iberia Oneworld Politics Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758888 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish airline strike hits flights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/spanish-airline-strike-hits-flights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Workers at Spanish loss-making airline Iberia launched a five-day strike against job cuts Monday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations and buffetting budget carrier Vueling, too.</p> <p>Iberia's cabin crew, ground staff and maintenance workers struck from Monday to Friday in the first of a series of three five-day strikes to protest plans to axe 3,800 jobs.</p> <p>The flag carrier said it scrapped 415 flights across Spain and Europe for the week including 81 on Monday alone. The carrier operated 135 flights on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/spanish-airline-strike-hits-flights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> airline Aviation Oneworld Technology Transport AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 12:45:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758923 at http://www.globalpost.com