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Jul 25, 2019

(Yet another) summer of discontent

Europe is bracing for a heatwave, in more ways than one, as tensions threaten to reach a boiling point between airlines, employees and passengers....More
Jul 18, 2019

A rough ride for Ryanair

Irish LCC Ryanair really isn’t having a good week, after losing its COO to easyJet, cutting its growth because of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding and....More
Mar 25, 2019

When KLM decided to take over Ryanair…

Five leading European airline CEOs had some fun during the recent Airlines for Europe (A4E) Aviation Summit, saying which rival airline they would....More
Feb 06, 2019

Is Europe at a turning point?

Irish LCC Ryanair has observed a “wave of EU airline failures” over recent months. Is this further evidence of the tide turning for ‘middle-seat’....More
Dec 20, 2018

Drone disruption

Thousands of passenger journeys have been disrupted by deliberate unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) flying in the vicinity of London Gatwick Airport, an....More
Dec 13, 2018

Putting promises into action

Africa has been trying to liberalize its skies for the past 30 years. Lots of promises have been signed – some of them legally binding – but barriers....More
Oct 22, 2018

Who’s in the driving seat?

One of the themes of MRO Europe in Amsterdam was how the automotive industry is powering ahead of aviation, because of different approaches when it....More
Sep 12, 2018

Overstretched? ​

It’s not unusual for one individual airline to go through a bumpy patch of operational problems, but when several admit to having difficulties, is it....More
Aug 14, 2018

Could surprises be the next revenue generator?

Airlines are constantly looking for positive, rather than punitive, ways of growing their revenue. Could mystery flights and celebration treats be....More
Jul 24, 2018

Are lower load factors part of the network carrier product?

An interesting discussion point emerged from the Farnborough Air Show, when Boeing VP-commercial marketing Randy Tinseth said lower load factors are....More
Jul 06, 2018

Brand voice

Amazon and Skyscanner are tipping voice interfaces like Alexa and Siri as the next technology trend, but what does that mean for airline brand....More
May 18, 2018

EasyJet: A new old strategy? ​

EasyJet’s new CEO, Johan Lundgren, is planning to develop the UK LCC’s presence in the holiday market – but how heavily is this strategy linked to....More
May 01, 2018

Stable foundations

What does an airline need to succeed? The answer is market stability, according to EgyptAir Airlines chairman Captain Sherif Ezzat Badrous....More
Mar 02, 2018

Fare expectations? ​

Social media backlash over a start-up regional airline’s “steep” €79 ($96) launch fares really shows how much customer price expectations have....More
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
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