Archive | May, 2009

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IATA AGM in Kuala Lumpur: Top local cuisine tips

Photo credit: IaRuth Hats off to our friends at Malaysia Airlines – they’ve got their fingers on the social media pulse. The IATA AGM in Kuala Lumpur is fast approaching, so I approached the MAS press team for some local food and drink tips to share with conference attendees via the IATA Airline Business Daily. They swiftly issued a plea for recommendations […]

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TUI Travel airline chief Mueller to step down

Our sister publication Air Transport Intelligence reports that TUI Travel’s airline operations chief, Christoph Mueller, is to step down. David Kaminski-Morrow writes that Mueller is stepping down from the board today and will leave the company on 31 October. TUI Travel says Mueller considers that “it is the right time” for his departure and that […]

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Ryanair names new regulatory affairs director

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has named Juliusz Komorek as its new company secretary and director of legal and regulatory affairs. Komorek joined Ryanair in 2004 and has been deputy director of legal and regulatory affairs since 2007. He previously held roles with the European Commission and the Polish Embassy to the EU in Brussels.

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Korean’s got talent!

The story made the national news channels too that day, continued to rack up hits on the web (on youtube alone it already has nearly 80,000 views so far) and has led to an appearance on a prime time Korean television talent show

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The contrasting fortunes of Virgin and BA

Virgin Atlantic has bucked the market with a profit in its last year

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BA’s Walsh: no signs of recovery

BA chief Willie Walsh sees no signs of recovery across the airline’s network

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VIDEO: KLM chief Peter Hartman

Yesterday, at the launch of Air France-KLM’s new transatlantic joint venture with Delta Air Lines, we caught up with KLM chief executive Peter Hartman. In this three-minute video clip, he talks about the joint-venture and discusses a new long-haul ‘economy extra’ product, which KLM is planning to roll out in October 2009 to draw back business travellers. Through ‘economy extra’, which […]

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BMI-Lufthansa takeover wrangle hots up

BMI chairman and majority shareholder Sir Michael Bishop has gone public over the emerging tensions between him and Lufthansa, which is acquiring his shareholding. Over recent days UK media reports pointed to a brewing spat between Bishop and Lufthansa over whether Bishop should have to recapitalise BMI. But Bishop’s shareholding company the BBW Partnership has today […]

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Premium demand – the belt tightens

Here are some interesting figures on the decline of international business travel just released by the UK CAA

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Martin Gauss takes control at Malev

Former Cirrus Airlines chief executive Martin Gauss has become the latest in a long line of executives to take the top spot at Hungarian carrier Malev.  He has nearly 20 years’ airline industry experience and has worked as a consultant at the airline for several months. Gauss succeeds Geza Fehervary, who has been acting chief since […]

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