Archive | August, 2009

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A gold Star for TAM

Earlier this week Airline Business travelled to Sao Paolo, where Brazilian operator TAM announced it is replacing its multiple legacy systems with the Amadeus Altea customer management solution in advance of joining the Star Alliance in April 2010. A majority of Star members already use all or a portion of the Altea solution. But TAM isn’t […]

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After MAS turnaround, Jala takes cabinet role

After four years at the helm of Malaysia Airlines turning round the carrier’s fortunes, Idris Jala is moving on having resigned today to take up a post in the Malaysian cabinet

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Chinese whispers…

Been to Beijing? Have any top tips? Then please share them with us… Photo credit: Sipa Press/Rex Features The 2009 World Routes Development Forum in Beijing is fast-approaching and the Airline Business team will be there, producing three daily papers from the show. Because time is always tight on these trips, we are putting together a list […]

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CSA tells Air France to heed its own advice

Yesterday Air France-KLM revealed it is has pulled out of the privatisation of CSA Czech Airlines because the economic climate on has “significantly impacted” the airline business. The SkyTeam giant offers some advice to its Czech partner: “Under such circumstances, Air France-KLM believes that CSA might focus on developing and implementing a stand-alone recovery plan […]

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Hawaiian bucks the trend

Amidst the dismal employment statistics released today by the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Hawaiian Airlines is at least giving a glimer of hope by actually expanding its employee ranks. Hawaiian says it has hired 100 employees — mechanics, ramp agents and service agents — during the last few months, and aims to add an additional […]

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Website glitch show easyJet going low-cost long-haul – or does it?

Is easyJet planning a foray across the atlantic?

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Read all about it – Guardian ends bulk copies to airlines

The current financial woes are making everyone look again at long-established practices across their industries, and here’s one cost-cutting development in the publishing world with an airline impact.

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JetBlue breaks a million followers on Twitter

JetBlue now has over a million followers on Twitter

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Cost savings hammer environment in reasons for cutting business travel: Survey

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the bottom line findings from the new Barclaycard Commerical Business Travel Survey suggest the dire economic climate is far outweighing environmental concerns as a factor in cutting down business travel

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