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Oct 19, 2016

Europe’s biggest airline?

I recently learned a fact that surprised me, that Europe’s regionals – when combined together – make up the largest airline in Europe by number of....More
Oct 05, 2016

Too much inventory, not enough space

This was a press release headline I saw today. It wasn’t about aviation, but it sums up the current situation in Europe pretty well....More
Sep 19, 2016

Economies of perception ​

People often talk about economies of scale increasing revenues and spreading costs, but size has another benefit: customer recognition....More
Sep 09, 2016

Forward From 15: The effects of 9/11 on Europe

On Sept. 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened. And while Europe was an ocean away on that tragic day, the ripples are still being felt today....More
Aug 26, 2016

When is flying an aircraft like e-mailing?

When the aircraft is on autopilot, apparently....More
Aug 17, 2016

Punishment and reward

Airlines often feel like a weak player in the value chain, but Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has demonstrated that bold moves do have impact....More
Jul 22, 2016

Political hurdles

Norwegian must be cursing the Brexit vote, having just opened its new UK headquarters close to London Gatwick Airport....More
Jul 06, 2016

Farnborough beckons

As the aviation world gears up for the Farnborough Airshow, here are a few thoughts on what the show might bring....More
Jun 23, 2016

Europe divided

Looking around Europe right now, it’s hard to see anything other than fragmentation, with daily aviation strikes and the UK on the brink of deciding....More
Jun 08, 2016

Airbus A300 meets a watery end3

Turkey has deliberately sunk an old Airbus A300 in the Aegean Sea to create an artificial reef....More
May 26, 2016

Consistent inconsistency

It seems the only thing consistent about flying is inconsistency. When you never know what to expect, it takes its toll on trust....More
May 16, 2016

Breaking off the engagement1

Engagement seems to be a real buzz-word at the moment, but what if passengers don’t want to engage?....More
Apr 21, 2016

Customer choice6

Airbus is hoping passengers will seek out its Airspace cabin and proactively buy flights because they are operated by Airbus products, but how many....More
Jan 26, 2016

Europe’s 2016 crystal ball reading

Just as we hit ‘Back to the Future Day’ in 2015 without all the film’s futuristic innovations coming true, the reality of European air transport in....More
Dec 22, 2015

Christmas presence2

As a journalist, I receive some pretty wacky announcements, but Santa formally opening a set of airport restrooms takes this year’s festive top spot....More
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