US winter storm forces hundreds of flight cancellations

By Alana Wise NEW YORK, Jan 17 : A second winter storm in as many weeks is causing hundreds of flight cancellations across the United States, airlines reported on Tuesday, potentially dealing a further blow to carriers’ first quarter outlooks. As the storm sweeps across southeast Texas and up the East Coast dumping snow, sleet […]

AirAsia explores India unit IPO, seeks partner for services business

By Jamie Freed SINGAPORE, Jan 10 : Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd is considering an initial public offering for its Indian unit and seeking a partner for its services business, the carrier’s group chief executive Tony Fernandes said on Wednesday. This is the latest in a series of asset monetisations being undertaken by the budget airline group, […]

Planes collide at Toronto’s Pearson Airport; passengers safe

By Julie Gordon Undated, Jan 6 : Dozens of passengers were evacuated from an aircraft at Toronto’s Pearson Airport late on Friday after a plane under tow struck an arriving jet that was waiting to park, sparking a small fire, the airport authority said. Fire and emergency services responded to the collision between the two […]

2017 safest year on record for commercial passenger air travel -groups

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 2 : Airlines recorded zero accident deaths in commercial passenger jets last year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group that tracks crashes, making 2017 the safest year on record for commercial air travel. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 and the Aviation Safety Network both reported […]