Delta is adding 15 new international routes next summer, including eight to Africa, but, as Aviation Week reports, the biggest news here may be what it's doing to take advantage of Northwest's hub at Tokyo's Narita Airport.
Three former British Airways executives and one current one face up to five years in prison if they are convicted of illegal price fixing in a trial that is scheduled to begin Jan. 13. Read Aviation Daily's subscriber-only story here.
The European Commission approved the sale of Alitalia's flight operations to Compagnia Aerea Italiana (CAI). That's the good news for the airline. The bad news: It also ruled that the EUR 300 million rescue loan granted to Alitalia by the Italian State was illegal and must be reimbursed. The debt, however, would not affect CAI.
French pilots are preparing to strike from Nov. 14 to Nov. 17, and cabin crews may do the same in December, but their beef is with the government, not airline management. That must be frustrating for airlines such as Air France,which says it will cancel half of its 73 international flights and 760 medium-haul flights from Paris on the pilot strike's first day. It also has warned customers to expect more long-haul cancellations as the strike progresses.