Alan Dron

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New mayor removes obstacle from London City Airport’s expansion path 1
London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, has dropped an objection raised by his predecessor, Boris Johnson, to the planned expansion of London City Airport (LCY).
Emirates aircraft
Emirates Airline reports FY 2015-16 profits up 56.4%
Dubai-based Emirates Airline recorded a net profit of AED7.13 billion ($1.94 billion) for the 2015-16 financial year ended March 31, up 56.4% compared to a net profit of AED4.6 billion in the previous year.
easyJet A320
EasyJet foresees continued growth despite 1H loss
UK-based easyJet slipped back to a net loss of £20 million ($29 million) for the half-year ended March 31, compared to a profit of £5 million a year ago.
UK parliamentary committee backs Heathrow expansion 4
An influential UK parliamentary body has backed recommendations that London Heathrow Airport should be the site for much-needed extra runway capacity in South East England.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines holds on to ground services
SAS Scandinavian Airlines has decided to retain control over ground handling services at its three main hubs of Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.
Swedish cargo carrier West Atlantic posts $6 million net loss in 2015
Sweden-based cargo specialist West Atlantic Group reported a 2015 net loss of SEK49.6 million ($6 million), reversed from a net profit of SEK10.6 million the previous year.
Air Serbia’s 2015 net profit up 44%
Air Serbia reported a 2015 net profit of €3.9 million ($4.4 million), up 44% compared to a €2.7 million net profit in 2014.
EASA sets up task force to study UAV collision risks
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has created a task force to assess collision risks posed by small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to commercial aircraft.
Etihad Cargo 777
Etihad to establish cargo transit center in Italy
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which has major interests in Italy through its 49% stake in flag carrier Alitalia, has signed an agreement with Parma International Airport in northern Italy to establish a cargo transit center.
Lufthansa CEO: ‘Tough, but successful year’ 
For the Lufthansa Group, “2015 was our toughest year in emotional terms, and at the same time one of the most successful in our corporate history,” chairman of the board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa Carsten Spohr told the company’s annual general meeting (AGM), which was held a few days before Tuesday’s release of its first-quarter results.
Lufthansa A380
Lufthansa Group reports $9 million net loss in 1Q
Germany-based Lufthansa Group recorded a net loss of €8 million ($9 million) for 1Q 2016, reversed from a net profit of €425 million for the year-ago period.
Spanish LCC Volotea joins Airlines for Europe
Spanish low-cost carrier (LCC) Volotea has become the latest airline to join lobbying group Airlines for Europe (A4E).
South African regulator suspends, then reinstates, SA Express AOC
South African regional carrier SA Express faced a weekend break in services after the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) suspended its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on a series of safety issues April 30, then reinstated it May 1 after “clarity was provided.”
Jazeera Airways A320
Jazeera to boost travel experience; 1Q net profit up 33%
Kuwaiti hybrid carrier Jazeera Airways will be the launch customer for a new-generation broadband Internet system from Rockwell Collins, the airline said as it unveiled its 1Q figures.
British Airways 777-200
IAG posts significant 1Q improvement
Europe’s International Airlines Group (IAG)—parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus—posted a first-quarter net profit of €104 million ($118 million), reversed from a net loss of €26 million a year ago.
Blogs & Commentary
May 26, 2016
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Consistent inconsistency

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May 25, 2016
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Second leg: Air France delivers my bag but loses 13 passengers 5

Happy to report that I am in Barcelona and so is my bag. Two flights completed from Hamburg to Barcelona, via Paris Charles de Gaulle, in Air France Airbus A319s....More
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