Cathy Buyck

Cathy
Buyck
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Fight Over Fees 
Air France-KLM is ringing the alarm bell about rising airport charges in Asia.
Europe's Low-Cost Imperative 
Flag carriers are ditching traditional business models to stay competitive in local markets.
Going for Growth 
Turkish Airlines is single-minded in its expansion plans and continually posts above market growth rates. CEO Temel Kotil explains why he believes that growth is sustainable. An Interview.
Aer Lingus eyes bmi’s Heathrow slots 

Aer Lingus (EI) sees an opportunity in Lufthansa’s divestment of British Midland International (bmi) to expand its slot portfolio at London Heathrow (LHR), EI CEO Christoph Mueller told ATW.

UK airport traffic up again in 2011 following decline 

UK airports handled 219 million passengers in 2011, an increase of 4.1% over 2010, marking a return to year-over-year growth following three consecutive years of falling passenger throughput, according to data published last month by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Ryanair: EU Commission biased against LCCs 
Ryanair (FR) has condemned the “European Commission’s bias against low fares airlines” and called for an end to its travel policy prohibiting to book flights on LCCs.
Ryanair: EU Commission discriminates against LCCs
Ryanair (FR) has condemned the “European Commission’s bias against low fares airlines” and called for an end to its travel policy prohibiting to book flights on LCCs.
Greek recession keeps Aegean Airlines in the red for 2011 
Aegean Airlines (A3) reported a net loss of €27.2 million ($36.3 million) in 2011, 17% down from the €23.3 million deficit in 2010 when results were negatively affected by one-off social contribution tax charges of €8 million.
Luxair management acquitted in crash case 
The Luxembourg District Court on Tuesday acquitted three former directors of Luxair of all charges in the fatal crash of flight 9642 on Nov. 6, 2002, in which 20 passengers and crew died.
Iberia pilots announce 30 days of more strikes 
Iberia (IB) pilots, represented by the Sepla union, announced they intend to strike for 30 days to protest the Spanish airline’s new low-cost airline, Iberia Express (I2), which launched operations March 25.
Iberia pilots plan 30 days of more strikes
Iberia (IB) pilots, represented by the Sepla union, announced they intend to strike for 30 days to protest the Spanish airline’s new low-cost airline, Iberia Express (I2), which launched operations March 25.
Management acquitted in Luxair crash case
The Luxembourg District Court on Tuesday acquitted three former directors of Luxair of all charges in the fatal crash of flight 9642 on Nov. 6, 2002, in which 20 passengers and crew died.
Aer Lingus eyes bmi Heathrow slots 
Aer Lingus (EI) sees an opportunity in Lufthansa’s divestment of British Midland International (bmi) to expand its slot portfolio at London Heathrow [LHR], EI CEO Christoph Mueller told ATW.
EC raises competition concerns over UTC’s Goodrich acquisition 
The European Commission (EC) has opened an in-depth investigation into United Technology Corp.’s (UTC) proposed acquisition of Goodrich after its preliminary investigation indicated potential competition concerns, the EC said Tuesday.
Cargolux unions against bigger control by Qatar Airways 
Tensions are rising at Cargolux International Airlines (CV) over the increased influence of Qatar Airways (QR), which is reportedly willing to increase its shareholding to 49% from 35% via a capital increase.
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