New long-range planes will allow Singapore Airlines to re-start world’s longest journeys. Photograph: Getty.

Singapore Airlines plans to restart the world’s longest flights when it takes delivery of a new ultra- long range plane made by Airbus Group SE in 201(...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

Christoph Mueller, who turned around Aer Lingus as it was contending with budget airline Ryanair Holdings, faces a similar task as Malaysia Air struggles to fend off AirAsia Bhd., the region’s biggest low-fare carrier. (Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters)

Christoph Mueller will embark on one of the toughest jobs in aviation, turning around an airline that has lost two jets and 537 lives this year. The 5(...)

Deep job losses, route cuts and a change of leadership are expected to feature in a restructuring plan being prepared for Malaysia Airlines. Photo: Reuters

As bodies from downed Flight MH17 were brought home last week, a group of Malaysia Airlines flight attendants, in black mourning headscarves contrasti(...)

A passenger at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, where flags have been flown at half mast. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

There has been much discussion in recent days about the future of Malaysia’s national flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Its MH17 was downed over Ukrain(...)

Filipino residents dismantle a shanty after it was damaged by a barged caused by strong winds and rain brought by typhoon Rammasun along the coastline of the Tondo slum area, in Manila. Photograph: Dennis M. Sabangan

A typhoon killed at least 10 people as it churned across the Philippines and hit the capital, prompting the evacuation of about 370,000 people and sh(...)

 Construction workers use an escalator at Heathrow airport’s new Terminal 2 ahead of opening in London. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Heathrow bosses are hoping that a “soft” opening of the new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 (T2) means there will be no repeat of the myriad mishaps which mar(...)

The Business Class Studio of the new A380 aircraft of Etihad Airlines. Photograph: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images
The future of air travel

A text message will tell you what gate you’re departing from, and another one later will tell you when that gate is open, allowing you more time for s(...)

Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak  arrives at the holding area for family and friends of passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang today. Photograph: Samsul Said/Reuters

Malaysia Airlines, the operator of Flight MH370 that went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing this morning, has established a record(...)

Qantas announced it will axe 5,000 jobs in a bid to dramatically cut costs after posting a A$252 million first half loss. Photograph: Dave hunt/EPA

Qantas Airways is axing 15 per cent of its workforce, slashing spending and selling gas-guzzling older planes after stiff competition at home a(...)