Etihad Airways, is looking at more investments in other airlines, as it continues to increase its network through organic growth and strategic partnerships. The airline is currently engaged in three major transactions – the acquisition of 24 % of India’s Jet Airways, a 49% stake and management contract in Air Serbia, and increasing equity in Virgin Australia from 10% to a target of 19.9%.
Bombardier and Embraer continue to widen their sales focus from the traditional North American and European markets to emerging markets round the world.
Speaking at the ISTAT 2014 Americas conference in San Diego, Embraer Commercial Aircraft CCO John Slattery said, “We’re adding customers every year. Our stated objective is to have 100 [E-Jet] operators in 50 countries by the fourth quarter of 2017. We would like to see more [E-Jet sales] activity in Southeast Asia. We would like to have a lot more sales in Russia. And there are also opportunities in Latin America and Africa.”...More
The European branch of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe) has called for an end to the bickering between airports and airlines about airport charges, and proposed a more innovative approach to airport regulation....More
Airlines fell well short of the industry’s goal of achieving 20% penetration of the e-air waybill (e-AWB) in 2013 as cargo struggles to match the passenger side of the business in going “paperless.”...More