Archive | March, 2007

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Start-up hopeful Skybus boosts, boasts its backing

Would-be startup ‘ultra-low-fare’ airline Skybus says it has more financing in place than other recent US new entrant, but still needs FAA clearance to face off against Southwest, others at Columbus, Ohio

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Two nations, two airline endings, two different stories

Canada’s Harmony Airways is set to sound a final note, while in Mexico, the suspension of flights by Azteca leaves flyers stranded and hopes of a resumption very low. But Mexico’s industry is full of startups, while Canada’s airline ranks have little room for hopefuls.

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Gol leaves Varig’s legacy behind

Gol is buying Varig but hopes it will leave its legacy woes behind

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Flying for beans?

Flyforbeans plans to launch low-cost services from Cardiff in Wales from October 2007.

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BAA’s novel approach: talk to airlines

BAA chief executive Stephen Nelson is taking a new approach to its airline customers

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Start-ups don’t scare Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic Airways is not concerned about new competition from long-haul low cost carriers or all-premium carriers.

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Tony Fernandes on the road in America

AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes on US investors and AirAsia X

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Security isn’t always safe: the TSA follies continued

TSA carry-on limits on liquor and liquids create problems for tipplers, contact-lens wearers

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Ryanair’s blonde stunners

From the tabloid school of shameless self-promotion comes Ryanair’s latest marketing effort. To celebrate the beginning of European Summer Time, Ryanair is offering fares of £9.99 (about $20) on all destinations across Europe. And how better to promote this offer than with a picture of scantily clad “blonde stunners” on the tarmac in front of […]

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