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Nov 20, 2015

Technology gap

African airlines largely skipped internet distribution and went directly to mobile, but they have to get the basics right before adding more frills....More
Oct 29, 2015

An alternative safety demonstration

This is more than your run of the mill comedy cabin briefing; it’s an extremely elegant Emirates performance at Lisbon’s Estadio de Luz stadium....More
Oct 23, 2015

Strength in numbers

Five big airlines may make up 51% of the European market, but 136 smaller carriers account for the remaining 46% and they also have a voice....More
Oct 09, 2015

French revolution4

The English saying “to take the shirt from somebody’s back” took on a whole new meaning after tensions erupted between Air France and its unions....More
Sep 25, 2015

Routes 2015: African headwinds

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. African carriers need to be realists, or....More
Sep 15, 2015

Bloodbath, or just a scratch? ​

Predictions of an impending “bloodbath” among European airlines have become as much a feature of winter as the first Christmas decorations appearing....More
Aug 21, 2015

Half full or half empty?

Do you feel like every flight you get on is packed? Blame the “inspection paradox”....More
Jul 15, 2015

20:20 hindsight

Europe’s oldest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has just celebrated its 30th birthday in strong health and with many bright years ahead, but things could....More
Jun 19, 2015

An unlikely marriage

European heavyweights Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair came together in Brussels to voice....More
May 29, 2015

You can’t e-mail a hug

“You can’t e-mail a hug” was an advertising slogan that I spotted recently, plastered on a huge billboard outside my local railway station. The....More
May 22, 2015

A question of scale1

Sometimes it takes just one small comment to put things into perspective. For me, that comment came during Emirates’ full-year results call....More
May 15, 2015

Planning 100 years in advance2

Can airlines learn from a Norwegian library, which just has embarked on a project that will not be completed until 2114, 100 years from now?....More
Apr 30, 2015

Lost in translation

It’s easy to forget that words do not translate the same way for everyone....More
Apr 22, 2015

What’s in a name?1

Have you ever considered how dated some everyday words are? In a car, you have a “glove compartment” and a “parcel shelf”, dating back to a bygone....More
Apr 07, 2015

Déjà vu comes at a very high price7

One of the fundamental pillars of aviation is that the whole industry learns from an accident, irrespective of where it occurred. Geography and....More
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