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Feb 09, 2018

Plastics push

Irish LCC Ryanair has pledged to go single-use plastic-free within five years in a move that will hopefully kick other airlines into action....More
Jan 12, 2018

All that glitters…

European airlines are turning in some glittering passenger growth stories, fuelling the misconception that aviation is a gold mine, when in reality....More
Dec 21, 2017

Five standout themes from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, here are five themes that have stood out in European aviation during the last 12 months....More
Nov 10, 2017

Can the air transport industry be ‘Uber-ized’?

Uber has shaken up the taxi market. Could the same happen to air transport? The simple answer is yes. The question is when the next big change will....More
Oct 06, 2017

Democratic route development

German LCC Eurowings has asked passengers to vote on potential new destinations, ticking boxes for passenger engagement, marketing and route....More
Sep 15, 2017

Data is the new oil

At the recent Aviation Festival in London, an observation from one of the moderators really struck me: “Data is the new oil.”....More
Sep 01, 2017

Turning a problem into revenue

Convincing passengers to give up their hand luggage is one of the toughest jobs in airline ground operations, so UK LCC easyJet’s plan to turn this....More
Aug 25, 2017

Is there a future for ‘middle-seat' airlines? ​

As the carve-up of German carrier airberlin begins, it begs the question of whether there is an independent future for second-tier airlines that are....More
Aug 15, 2017

Is Europe in the next phase of consolidation?

Do the airberlin and Alitalia insolvency filings signal the next wave of European industry consolidation?....More
Jul 21, 2017

Joon know your target audience? ​

Air France has finally given birth to new lower-cost airline Joon, but is the baby too genetically similar to its elderly parent to appeal to....More
Jul 07, 2017

​Make it easy; make it different

More and more passengers are looking for ‘business as unusual’ from companies. They want their experience to be easy, different, human…and cheap....More
Jun 28, 2017

A little trust goes a long way

When a passenger flies, they feel disempowered and over-regulated. The trust is missing on both sides. Can airlines take tips from companies like....More
Jun 07, 2017

Airlines need Brexit answers. Soon.

The UK is scheduled to leave the EU (Brexit) by the end of March 2019, but airlines don’t have two years, they need answers by April next year....More
May 25, 2017

Just get it right ​

Every day there is a new headline about an airline getting it wrong, but a recent study revealed that North American passengers are apparently....More
May 10, 2017

The face of an airline

It is almost impossible to imagine Etihad Airways without James Hogan, but come July that will be a reality. How do airline brands move on when their....More
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