The Russian airline has always relied heavily on its domestic market. But now it’s share of international passengers is soaring. The number of international passengers it carried has risen nearly 27% compared to the same period last year.
Pilots at Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines have announced strikes on Monday and Wednesday as they seek higher wages. Three-quarters of all flights were expected to be canceled, the carrier said.
Germany's biggest lender has teamed up with global airlines' association IATA to launch a new real-time electronic payment system for plane tickets in a challenge to credit card companies and their transaction fees.
There appear to be few survivors after a passenger jet carrying 113 people crashed shortly after takeoff. The flight from the capital, Havana, to the eastern city of Holguin went down near the airport.
The passenger saved the healthy snack she was given on a plane for her onward flight. But her idea proved costly when she ran into US customs agents at the airport.
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