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Mar 05, 2015

In Open Skies war game, Gulf carriers 3: US carriers 0

Today, after two years of “investigation” and a largely behind-closed-doors campaign (apart from the Delta CEO’s unfortunate CNN interview), the....More
Feb 27, 2015

Moments missed if you weren’t at the ATW 41st Achievement Awards

As always, a great time was enjoyed Wednesday evening as the ATW publisher and editors hosted the 41st Annual Industry Achievement Awards in....More
Feb 19, 2015

Delta’s terrorist apology is not enough

Delta CEO Richard Anderson’s unfortunate comment on CNN on the UAE and 9/11 terrorists shows the dangers of the slippery slope he has put himself on....More
Feb 16, 2015

Why UAS is a misnomer and airliners must come first in rulemaking

The reality of unmanned aerial systems – or UAS - is that’s it’s a misnomer – there is always a ‘man’ (or woman) behind an ‘unmanned’ system, and....More
Feb 12, 2015

Brussels Airlines launches “Africa is not Ebola” campaign and maintains a proud airline tradition

Brussels Airlines, the ‘little airline that could’ with an heroic effort during the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, has launched a campaign it....More
Jan 30, 2015

Qatar & IAG: Shifting sands in the global reach of the Gulf carriers

Today’s announcement that Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.99% stake in British Airways/Iberia parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is an....More
Jan 27, 2015

Gambling on jet fuel & how hedging relates to airfares

American Airlines’ CEO and CFO were feeling bullish today, with justification, as they reported net income of $2.9 billion for 2014, the first full....More
Jan 21, 2015

US carriers should tread carefully in their anti-Gulf carrier campaign

Following a bit of saber-rattling last year, leaders of the “big three” US consolidated carriers, American, Delta and United, are believed to ramping....More
Jan 14, 2015

Not-So-Friendly Skies according to 2014 ranking of US carrier performance

There’s an interesting article here by Wall Street Journal The Middle Seat editor Scott McCartney, providing his annual scorecard on the performance....More
Jan 07, 2015

Qatar Airways CEO offers tips on eyeliner and lipstick

Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker is a notoriously hard man to please. As head of the launch customer airline for the Airbus A350 XWB, he has....More
Dec 31, 2014

For all of 2014’s heartbreaks, Brussels Airlines made brave call on Ebola

2014 was a tough year for the air transport industry. The disappearance of MH370, shooting down of MH17 and crash of QZ8501 each have left flight....More
Dec 29, 2014

Virgin Atlantic makes textbook landing with faulty landing gear

Despite the grim news of AirAsia Indonesia QZ8501, still missing, there is other airline news that points to the bigger picture of how safe and....More
Dec 28, 2014

AirAsia QZ8501: Note differences, not speculative ‘similarities’

As efforts continue to find the missing AirAsia Indonesia Airbus A320 operating as QZ8501, the general media is already drawing supposed similarities....More
Dec 08, 2014

The future of airport service is at JFK T4 – and it works!

I’m at New York JFK Terminal 4 between flights from DCA and GVA and there is something very interesting happening here that I think marks the future....More
Nov 19, 2014

Sanctions against Asiana won’t improve industry safety

The Korean government has ordered Seoul-based Asiana Airlines to suspend its flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for a 45-day period....More

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