Airline News - Europe.


New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) Jun 26, 2011

American Airlines AA talks with Airbus about buying 200 planes, sources say. American Airlines decide as soon as next month about breaking from Boeing jets in favor of Airbus narrow-body planes, sources said. The carrier is said to be discussing the purchase of 200 or more planes from Airbus. Jun 24, 2011

American Airlines, AirBerlin American Airlines and future oneworld alliance member, AirBerlin, have expanded their codeshare relationship to include airberlin's new service between New York's Kennedy International Airport and Berlin-Tegel. AirBerlin will fly the route four times per week. Global distribution systems will display the flights today for travel starting this Friday, June 24. With the addition of this new flight, the codeshare agreement between American and airberlin now encompasses the entire U.S. network of the second largest German carrier. airberlin launched its nonstop service - which operates Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays - between JFK and Berlin on May 1. Jun 20, 2011

Airbus, EADS Airbus to announce A380 orders: Gallois. Airbus will announce orders for its $375 million A380 superjumbo at the Paris Air Show on Wednesday, Louis Gallois, chief executive of parent company EADS, told RTL radio. The planemaker suffered embarrassment earlier this week when the A380 it had planned to fly at the show was damaged when one of its wingtips collided with a building while taxiing on the eve of the world's biggest aerospace event. Gallois, referring to the damaged plane, which was replaced at the air show on Monday and Tuesday with a just-assembled A380 in Korean Airlines' (003490.KS) light blue livery. Airbus outsold U.S. rival Boeing in the first two days of the show, notching up around $26 billion of orders dominated by sales of its revamped A320neo family of aircraft. The planemaker is also expected to announce a record deal worth $16 billion at list prices to sell narrow-body aircraft to Indian carrier IndiGo on Wednesday, an industry source has told Reuters. Jun 22, 2011

British Airways Tourists were left screaming in terror as they endured two emergency landings in just two hours. Panic spread as a BA plane bound for Malaga was hit by mechanical problems hours after a Glasgow-London jet with many of the same people on board fell through the air. Now furious passengers are demanding an apology from BA for their double ordeal. Passengers, including kids and...

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