Archive | May, 2009

Jazeera’s HR chief Turnipseed passes away

We were saddened to learn that Jazeera Airways human resources vice-president John Turnipseed passed away over the weekend. Arrangements for his funeral and repatriation to the US are underway. Turnipseed, who studied at Southwest Texas State University, was an HR development specialist with over 23 years’ experience in the airline industry. He became Jazeera Airways […]

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Sergio Garcia supports business aviation at EBACE

Golfer Sergio Garcia supports business aviation

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Behind closed doors: The bmi and Lufthansa wrangle

The Sunday Times looks into Lufthansa’s efforts to buy bmi for the “right” price

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Catching up with Air Southwest

Air Southwest has carved out a niche serving regional routes in the UK

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Jim Young exits Frontier

Frontier Airlines executive Jim Young departs

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Stelios still wants EasyJet to slow down aircraft deliveries

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has served up a reminder of the boardroom split at the UK budget carrier

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Changes at the top at easyJet

EasyJet’s senior management team is evolving at a rapid pace these days, with 2009 losses including chairman Sir Colin Chandler, group finance director Jeff Carr, procurement director Neil Mills and chief commercial officer Saad Hammad. Picture credit: easyJet airline company ltd. The latest of these departures, Carr and Mills, have been announced over the last […]

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You can fly this lovely Delta 777 to Nigeria

After taking a bashing over service levels on its Nigeria route, Delta is revamping its operation with a Boeing 777

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Red tape aids Air Astana’s fortunes

Kazakh carrier Air Astana has found an unlikely driver for first quarter profitability – red tape. In an interview with The Bangkok Post, Air Astana chief executive Peter Foster says legal, tax and bureaucratic constraints thwarted the airline’s attempts to secure fuel hedges. This unlikely saviour helped Air Astana avoid a damaging financial hit.  Instead the airline swung from a […]

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