Archive | February, 2007

Icelanders make a raid on American Airlines

Iceland’s FL Group has built up a large stake in American AirlinesF

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Maxjet still fighting

Maxjet Airways has had a rocky few months, with a change of chief executives and a route cancellation, but the all-business class start-up is confident it can fight off a new wave of competitors. Last week Maxjet’s newly revamped management team was in London, promoting its product to the press. A new sale, with one-way […]

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The toughest job in airline HR right now?

British Airways is recruiting a high-flying human resouces director

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What a Weeze: Ryanair’s new base in Germany

Deep breathes and the odd snicker at Airline Business with the announcement that Ryanair will be making German airport Weeze its next base. It might sound like a breathing difficulty, but Weeze Airport has been open for commercial airline services since 2003 and Ryanair has served it throughout. From June 2007, Ryanair will invest €140 […]

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Smoke, fire and leveraged buy-outs: that American Airlines/British Airways merger

British Airways seeks to buy AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, say rumours. But is there any truth to it?

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Saudi Arabia’s NAS Air redefines low-cost

Saudi Arabia’s first low-cost carrier, NAS Air, will launch services on 25 February with a chief executive flying his own Airbus A320s.

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India’s airline playboy on why Kingfisher is upmarket

The ever entertaining Dr VJ Mallya, founder and chairman of Kingfisher Airlines, was in London yesterday giving an address to the Aviation Club. His first task was to explode a misconception about his home country that it is a poor, emerging nation. Not quite true, says Mallya, typically talking without notes. India is “incredible”, he […]

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Cash bonus for airlines at Copenhagen Airport

2006 was a good year for Copenhagen Airport with overall passenger growth up 4.4% on the previous year. And good news for Copenhagen Airport is good news for the airlines that fly from there. Copenhagen Airport has just paid the airlines a cash bonus under a deal that rewards passenger growth. The bonus is calculated […]

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Flying on the A380: like an A340 on top and a 747 below

Journalists descended on Toulouse today as Airbus for the first time took the wraps off an A380 with a completed cabin.

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