Deutsche Lufthansa AG may seek deeper ties with Turkish Airlines to thwart competition from Gulf rivals and match European peers that already have Mideast partnerships, analysts said after Turkish media reports of talks on a merger.
Airbus SAS is poised to further lift production of its bestselling A320 jet series as airlines seek more fuel-efficient planes to cope with rising oil prices, helping the manufacturer fund construction of larger aircraft.
Boeing Co. is poised to win an order for 100 737 narrow-body aircraft from General Electric Co.’s jet-leasing unit, a boost in the U.S. company’s competition with Airbus SAS, two people with knowledge of the transaction said.
Air France will ask passengers to clear their seats and take their trash with them when leaving the plane as the carrier seeks to cut costs and stem the advance of EasyJet Plc and Ryanair Holdings Plc in its home market.
Air France-KLM Group is considering a sale of a stake in Servair, the world’s third-largest inflight caterer valued at 300 million euros ($380 million) according to analysts, three people with knowledge of the situation said.