Italy's national carrier Alitalia has been on an extended losing streak but now help might be at hand. Etihad Airways is planning to take a stake of between 40 and 49 percent in the ailing carrier.
Benefiting from low fuel costs, strong demand and the collapse of Air Berlin, the German flag carrier has reported record profits for 2017. But the air is getting thinner at the top of the European aviation business.
South Africa is considering an amendment to its constitution which will allow the expropriation of land without compensation. The government claims it is addressing lingering injustice from the apartheid era.
For the past decade, UAE airlines Emirates and Etihad have competed fiercely against each other. However, a merger or some kind of fusion may be closer than previously thought, according to Emirates boss Tim Clark.
After nearly four decades of plying the skies, Germany's once second-largest airline has stopped operating, with many employees fearing to be left without work amid attempts to sell the remaining assets.
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