Archive | October, 2009

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Snapshots of the Star ceremony

Here are a couple of shots from the official ceremony marking Continental’s entry into the Star Alliance. Continental President Jeff Smisek likened the carrier’s entry into Star to a first class upgrade while United’s CEO Glenn Tilton stressed Star is an alliance that treats “all members as true and equal partners.”  

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Video: Qatar Airways biofuels experiment goes live

Qatar Airways has taken to the air with an Airbus A340 powered with a mixture of aviation fuel and a special biofuel

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AirTran’s Fornaro throws down the gauntlet — in Milwaukee

  Who knew Milwaukee could breed such intense passion?  Well it has certainly stirred AirTran CEO Bob Fornaro, who today during the carrier’s earnings call spoke very passionately about the carrier’s prospects in the market. Since US regional operator Republic Airways Holdings closed on its purchase of Midwest Fornaro has not shied away from voicing his opinion […]

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All change at Czech Airlines: Lasak and board quit

All change at CSA Czech Airlines as seven of its eight board members, including CEO Radomir Lasak, have resigned,

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VIDEO: BBC puts O’Leary Panorama interview uncut, online

Last night’s show did include some clips from when Panorama reporter Vivien White approached O’Leary after the carrier’s AGM in Dublin last month and the BBC have put the full interview (unedited) on their website

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The day I met the president of Panama

Panamian president Ricardo Martinelli unveils a major expansion plan for the country’s Tocument International Airport

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Can Avianca-TACA unseat Panama’s Copa?

Can a merged Avianca-TACA give Copa a run for its money in Latin America

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Industry waits for ICAO to take a lead on aviation emssions

IATA director general Giovanni Bisignani is keeping the pressure on states meeting at ICAO to ensure it adopts a “credible” common position to take into December’s key UN environmental summit in Copenhagen

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BA’s $40 round-trip fare from US to India too good to be true

Read what happens when one simple glitch turns a $40 increase in British Airways fares from the US to India, to a $40 bargain fare.

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Menke’s magic

It’s no suprise Republic has named Sean Menke to head marketing for both Frontier and Midwest, who are now officially subsidiaries of the US regional operator. While Menke was on the executive team at Air Canada the carrier introduced several initiatives inclucing a la carte pricing and subscription packages, which allowed passengers to pay for […]

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