Archive | August, 2010


How the Internet makes a world of difference II

Can’t believe the flames of trans-Tasman rivalry needed any stoking, but LAN’s route mappers clearly thought otherwise when they twinned Auckland, Australia, with Sydney, er, New Zealand.  

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Aer Arann in difficulties

Just as I get to work on writing a feature on regional airlines for the October edition of Airline Business, news comes in of Irish regional carrier Aer Arann’s entry into examinership - which is roughly the Irish equivalent of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The airline, which says it will continue to operate normally, blames two years of […]

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Organisers talk up prospects of Singapore Air Show 2012

The organisers of the 2012 Singapore Air Show are confident of a successful event

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How the Internet makes a world of difference

Right. Let’s just toss out the notion that employment in the air transport industry requires any sense of geography. I wouldn’t want anyone to start imagining that, just because an aircraft is capable of navigating a precise path between one side of the globe and the other, it means that the airline’s Internet route mapping […]

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Aer Lingus turnaround is on track, says chief executive Mueller

Aer Lingus turnaround is on track

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Aer Lingus studies alliance options but wants to keep brand alive

Aer Lingus studies its alliance options

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Inflight magazines Afghan style

Safi Airways publishes an inflight magazine with a difference

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Sama suspends operations

News today that Middle East budget carrier Sama is to stop flights, blaming the regulatory situation in Saudi Arabia. “The decision to stop flying was not taken lightly,” says Sama chief Bruce Ashby, who says the company “remains hopeful” that – even at this late stage – the suspension will be temporary. Read the full […]

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Rugby meets safety

Probably not a combination that automatically springs to mind — but here’s a fun safety video from Air New Zealand — enjoy.

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Southwest and RNP

Southwest Airlines decided this year to have a presence at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and I was lucky enough to fly in on Southwest’s special ferry flight from Chicago Midway on 31 July, on one of Southwest’s newest Boeing 737-700s.The airline was offering tours of the aircraft, and was displaying some of the work […]

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