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An Italian aviation interior company, Aviointeriors, has designed SkyRider seats or standing seats for a new ‘Ultra-Basic Economy’ class on planes.

Airlines mull standing seats for travellers looking for cheapest fare

An Italian aviation interior company, Aviointeriors, has designed SkyRider seats or standing seats for a new ‘Ultra-Basic Economy’ class on planes.
Lufthansa

Rising fuel costs, seating surplus push Lufthansa into loss

Lufthansa reported an operating loss of 336 million euros ($380 million) for the first three months of the year, hurt by rising fuel costs and excess capacity in Europe, sending its shares down on Tuesday.
Passengers leave Brussels national airport in Zaventem, on the outskirts of the Belgium capital, on February 13, 2019, during a national general strike. – Belgian airspace was to be closed to all flights below 8,000 metres on February 13 as a national strike threatened to bring the European country to a standstill. (Photo by THIERRY ROGE / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT

National strike brings Belgium to standstill

Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.
Munich Airport

Hundreds of flights cancelled as fresh strike hits German airports

Hundreds of flights were cancelled at eight German airports on Tuesday, including at the nation’s busiest travel hub Frankfurt, as security staff walked off the job in a deepening row over pay.
The Ryanair Boeing 737 was impounded and all 149 passengers were told to turn around and head back to the Bordeaux-Merignac airport in western France.

French government impounds plane with 149 passengers

Passengers aboard a Ryanair plane headed to London this week were ordered to evacuate by French authorities after it was revealed that the carrier owed a substantial amount of money from 2014.
RYANAIR

Ryanair profit warning as strikes and oil prices take toll

Ryanair has cut its full-year profit guidance by as much as 12% blaming the impact of strikes and oil prices on its bottom line.
RYANAIR

Ryanair cancels 250 flights as strikes in six countries hit services

Ryanair says it is expecting minimal disruption on Friday after it cancelled around 250 flights ahead of a new wave of staff strikes.
RYANAIR

Ryanair pilots strike hits 55,000 customers

Ryanair faced its worst one-day strike on Friday after a walk-out by pilots in five European countries disrupted the plans of an estimated 55,000 travellers with the budget airline at the height of the summer holiday season, an official said.
RYANAIR

Ryanair cancels over 300 flights across Europe

Ryanair on Wednesday pressed ahead with its cancellation of some 300 flights across Europe as its cabin crew began a two-day strike in Spain, Portugal, Belgium and Italy.
RYANAIR

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany

A Ryanair flight made an emergency landing at Frankfurt after a sudden loss of cabin pressure which sent 30 passengers to hospital, police and the Irish airline said on Saturday.

Air France pilots, stewards embark on strike, demand pay rise

Half of Air France’s long-haul flights out of Paris were cancelled Thursday due to a strike over pay by pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.

Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers

German airline group Lufthansa said Monday it plans to hire more than 8,000 people in 2018, the latest step in a relentless push for growth at one of Europe’s largest carriers.

Ryanair to recognise unions to stop strike

The Irish carrier said it would hold talks with unions in Ireland, Britain, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal to recognise them as long as they established a committee made up solely of Ryanair pilots.

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