United Airlines pilots picket for higher pay

Pilots from one of the nation’s biggest airlines marched in picket lines at major airports on Friday as they push for higher pay. The United Airlines pilots have been working without a raise for more than four years while negotiating with airline management over a new contract. The pilots are unlikely to strike anytime soon,…

Emirates unveils a record $3bn profit

Emirates Group announced a record $3 billion annual profit on Thursday, hailing a “full recovery” for the Dubai-based carrier after last year’s losses due to the pandemic. “We’re proud of our 2022-23 performance which is not only a full recovery but also a record result,” Emirates chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum…

EU court annuls approval of Germany’s Lufthansa bailout

A European court Wednesday annulled the decision by the European Commission to approve Germany’s multi-billion-euro bailout of airline Lufthansa during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it had made “several errors”. Lufthansa, one of Europe’s biggest airline groups, received the cash injection in 2020 when the pandemic brought global air travel to a halt. But it paid…

KLM #KL791 is declaring and emergency and turning back

KLM flight to Sao Paulo is declaring an emergency. KLM flight #KL791 from Amsterdam to Sao Paulo is declaring an emergency. The Boeing 777-300ER is performing a U-turn over Wales. The aircraft (reg. PH-BVR) is descending to 17,000 ft and returning to Amsterdam. UPDATE #KL791 is returning to Amsterdam with one engine shut down. UPDATE…