Cathy Buyck

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EU ETS will hurt KLM and AMS airport: Government report

The European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will lead to a distortion of competition, higher ticket prices for Dutch consumers and be financially damaging to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) and KLM, a senior politician has warned.

Iberia pilots plan 24 more days of strikes
Iberia (IB) is facing a further 24 days of industrial action by its pilots represented by the Spanish airline pilots union SEPLA to protest the launch of Iberia Express, the carrier’s new subsidiary for short- and medium-haul flights.
Iberia pilots confirm more strikes
Iberia (IB) is facing a further 24 days of industrial action by its pilots represented by the Spanish airline pilots union SEPLA to protest the launch of Iberia Express, the carrier’s new subsidiary for short- and medium-haul flights.
Brussels Airlines restructures management 
Brussels Airlines (SN) is implementing a new management structure, moving away from the co-CEO structure to a single CEO.
Aer Lingus execs caution on sale of government’s 25% stake 
Aer Lingus (EI) executives are concerned the planned sale of the Irish government’s 25% stake will put its profitable business model at risk.
Aer Lingus management cautions on selling government’s 25% stake
Aer Lingus (EI) executives are concerned the planned sale of the Irish government’s 25% stake will put its profitable business model at risk.
Air France KLM sells half of Amadeus shareholding for €467 million 
Air France KLM Group (AF KLM) has sold about half of its 15.22% shareholding in Amadeus IT Holding, netting €467 million ($627.5 million).
Air France KLM sells part of its Amadeus shareholding for €467 million
Air France KLM Group (AF-KLM) has sold about half of its 15.22% shareholding in Amadeus IT Holding, netting it €467 million ($627.5 million).
IAG reports €555 million net profit for 2011 
International Airlines Group (IAG) has reported a solid set of results in its first year as a combined entity of British Airways (BA) and Iberia (IB), with a net profit of €555 million ($745.5 million) and an operating profit of €407 million.
FIGHTING TALK 
Thai Airways International is striving to overcome its many challenges, drop the legacy from its flag carrier status and become more dynamic in all segments, including low cost.
Air France revisits plans for Ivory Coast airline partnership 
Air France (AF) has relaunched plans for a partnership in a new airline in the Ivory Coast, which would make it a regional hub.
Aer Lingus reports improved 2011 net earnings 
Aer Lingus Group (EI) has reported a consolidated net income of €71.2 million ($95.6 million) for 2011, up 65.7% from a €43 million net profit in 2010, marking its second year of profitability.
Air France revisits plans for Ivory Coast airline venture
Air France (AF) has re-launched plans for a partnership in a new airline in the Ivory Coast, which would make it a regional hub.
Accra-based Starbow adds two BAe 146s 
New Accra-based regional Starbow (S9) has acquired two additional BAe 146s for its regional and domestic routes, Falko Regional Aircraft announced.
Alitalia narrows 2011 deficit 
Alitalia Group (AZ) reported a 2011 net loss of €69 million ($92.9 million), a 58.9% improvement from an €168 million deficit in 2010.
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