Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines launch code share flights

From 4 April 2008, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa passengers can fly with either airline on routes between Frankfurt and the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Customers will then have a choice of seven flights per week on this route. A Lufthansa Airbus A300-600 will depart from Frankfurt for Addis Ababa four times weekly, with a stopover in Khartoum. Ethiopian Airlines will operate a thrice-weekly Boeing 767 service on this route.

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ANA increases 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter orders

ANA exercised options for two more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters. The value of the agreement is not being disclosed. Previously, ANA launched the 767-300BCF program with a 2005 order for three conversions and four options. In 2006, ANA exercised two of the options and this agreement to exercise the last of the 2005 options brings the airline’s firm order total to seven of the passenger-to-freighter conversions.

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Air France KLM: no basis for further negotiations with Alitalia

When it submitted its final offer on 14 March this year, Air France-KLM clearly indicated that the offer was contingent on prior agreement with the trade unions representative of the majority of the various categories of Alitalia employees (ground staff, flight crews); this agreement concerned the implementation of the Alitalia restructuring plan and its related severance measures. Air France-KLM know from experience that in the airline industry no restructuring plan has ever succeeded if it was not first agreed by employees. Consequently, Air France-KLM has always considered that the Alitalia industrial plan would have no chance of success unless it Read more

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