Archive | June, 2010

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O’Leary spells out rivals gains from UK air tax

If people didn’t mind paying the extra tenner, I would have it off them long before it got to the government

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Michael O’Leary’s tips to endear yourself to the London press corps: #1 the Germany shirt

Yes two days after Germany inflicted the biggest World Cup defeat in England’s history, dumping them out of the tournament in the process, Michael O’Leary conducted a press conference in London today in a German football shirt.

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SkyTeam marks 10 years

June 22 marked the tenth anniversary of the founding of the SkyTeam alliance by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta and Korean. The alliance now counts 13 members including Vietnam Airlines, which joined on 10 June, and Romania’s Tarom, which has an official 25 June join date. Here’s a slick, polished and feel-good video released by SkyTeam. […]

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AirAsia X shows off new flat-bed seats

AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani was in London this week to show off the pioneering long-haul, low-cost carrier’s new flat-bed seats

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Air France’s New Lounge at Dulles

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to visit the opening ceremony for Air France’s new first and business class lounge at Washington-Dulles.  The airport is an important station for the airline, with around 40 years of service.At one point, the airline even flew there with the Concorde. (BA did as well to London.) According to […]

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PICTURES: The big new Dubai airport accepts its first flight

Dubai’s new airport gets ready to enter service

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Spirit’s Post-Strike Sale

The Spirit Airlines strike  has come to an end now that the airline’s pilot’s, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and management have reached a tentative agreement. The airline is set to resume operations tomorrow after the pilots began striking this past Saturday.Now Spirit’s challenge is to get people flying again, and in […]

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The sophistication of Southwest

Arguments that robust competition from low cost carriers will remain intact if United and Continental are successful in merging have spurred some interesting predictions about the future of Southwest Airlines. I’ve listened in on most of the Congressional hearings for the last two days, essentially taking what I feel like is a virtual road trip with the airline […]

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Buy your slots online!

Slot trading. It’s always been a bit of a sticky subject when it comes to who owns what and whether or not it’s completely legal.   But it seems the answer is at hand…in the form of an online shop.   Airport Co-ordination Limited has set up the Amazon or ebay of the slot trading […]

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Stelios “pounded” on the witness stand

Stelios gets a grilling in the high court over the battle for easyJet’s brand

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