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Jens Flottau


Jens Flottau is Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation, for ATW's sister publication, Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Canada’s Swoop sees potential for major fleet growth 
Canadian ultra-LCC Swoop is looking to grow its fleet to up to 50 aircraft over the next several years as the carrier seeks to add more secondary airports to its network.
Lufthansa Group realigns executive board 
In a long-expected move, Lufthansa Group has made senior executive changes reflecting the difficulties it has had with union relations and the turnaround of its Eurowings LCC subsidiary.
New Berlin airport confirmed for Oct. 31, 2020, opening
Berlin’s new airport—Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)—is now set to open at the end of October 2020, eight years later than originally planned.
EASA approves 480-seat Airbus A350-1000 version 
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given Airbus approval to raise the maximum passenger number on the A350-1000 from 440 to 480.
Lufthansa sells European component of catering unit 
Lufthansa has sold the European portion of its LSG Group catering unit to Swiss-base Gategroup, its first step toward exiting the airline catering business segment altogether.
Condor awaits investor offers; posts 2018-19 revenue gain 
German leisure carrier Condor expects to gain clarity over its future ownership in January, around four months after entering a special restructuring scheme.
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TUI fly to begin long-haul services
German leisure carrier TUI fly decided Nov. 21 it will introduce long-haul routes, a move that could significantly change the country’s leisure airline market.
Rendering of A350-900 in Emirates’ livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates eyes big network changes from 2023 
Emirates Airline may end up buying more than the 150 Boeing 777Xs it has on firm order and is considering whether it could add the Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet as it is looking at future options to replace the Airbus A380 fleet.
Rendering of A220-300 in Air Senegal livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Senegal to grow regional, European network with A220s
Air Senegal has placed a preliminary order for eight Airbus A220-300s to expand its African and European network.
Dubai Airshow 2019: Airbus fello’fly to boost environmental performance 
Airbus believes aircraft following another one can reach up to 10% in fuel burn reduction by taking advantage of the wake updraft and launches a project that could pave the way for entry-into-service by the middle of the next decade.
Rendering of A350-900 in Emirates livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: Emirates Airline converts A380 order to A350
Emirates Airline signed a firm order for 50 Airbus A350s at the Dubai Airshow in the first of several steps to transform its aircraft commitments and fleet plans.
Rendering of A321XLR in Air Arabia livery
Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Arabia boosts growth with order for 120 A320neo family aircraft 
Air Arabia placed a large order for Airbus A320neo family aircraft, clearing the way for significant growth.
Dubai Airshow 2019: Boeing forecasts 3,100 aircraft market in MidEast
Boeing continues to see solid demand for widebody aircraft in the Middle East despite Emirates’ delay in confirming a 2015 preliminary order for 40 Boeing 787s and plans to stretch 777X deliveries over a longer period.
Dubai Airshow 2019: Air Peace, CIAF order more Embraers
Nigerian carrier Air Peace ordered three more Embraer E195-E2s and Egyptian lessor CIAF Leasing signed for three 190s on the opening day of the Dubai Airshow.
IAG cuts capacity growth; still forecasts strong margin 
British Airways parent company International Airlines Group (IAG) is cutting planned capacity growth by more than half over the next three years and taking over responsibility for many of its airline unit corporate functions.
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