Archive | December, 2008

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From the Editor’s chair: 2008 and all that

A review of 2008 from Airline Business leaders over the past year

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So that was 2008 then

2008 has been year a tumultuous year for the airline industry. First its record high oil prices, then its what IATA chief Giovanni Bisignani terms the even bigger threat of global recession. Inevitably this has seen a year punctuated with high profile airline collapses, restructuring and consolidation moves. So as the year draws to a close, […]

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Royal Jordanian celebrates its 45th birthday

Royal Jordanian is celebrating its 45th birthday

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Heathrow Terminal 5: A positive story

A positive story on T5

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JetBlue in tune with the Caribbean beat

JetBlue is stepping up its flying into the Caribbean and Latin America

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Walking in a winter wonderland

This month Airline Business has been to Oslo to meet Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos. These are busy times for Norwegian. The fast-growing budget carrier has no sooner finished restructuring its Swedish operations, than it is embarking on an expansion at Copenhagen to take advantage of the demise of Danish budget operator Sterling. Its urgent […]

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All bets are off

The bookie may never lose, but on this occasion the regulator has sided with airlines that complained about Irish betting firm Paddy Power’s national press advert which put odds on the next airline to go bust.   Paddy Power’s advert appeared after a a couple of high-profile airline collapses this September, causing consternation among some […]

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What happens when an airline designs an airport?

JetBlue’s new terminal at JFK airport is a haven

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Iberia’s Conte on consolidation

Iberia chief executive Fernando Conte gives his views on industry consolidation

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Ryanair is a persistent suitor

Ryanair makes fresh bid for Aer Lingus

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