Archive | November, 2010

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Combined BA and Iberia finally nearly here

The companies will begin merged life under the International Airline Group holdings structure on 24 January, almost two and a half years after the planned deal was first announced.

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Vote now for the most influential airline leader of the past 25 years

So who is the most influential airline leader of the past 25 years? As part of the Airline Business 25th anniversary, we’ve taken over the Flightglobal weekly poll to find out what you think. We’ve come up with five possible candidates

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So what were the most significant airline events of the last 25 years?

To mark the occasion we got our thinking caps on to try and plot some of the key events that have shaped the industry over the last 25 years and pull together a four page pullout for the magazine and a scrollable interactive online version

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Spying on Air Koryo’s axis-of-evil express

Call it shameless capitalising on a diplomatic kerfuffle, but we felt it would have been a pity if we couldn’t find an air transport angle among this avalanche of hitherto-classified ambassadorial cables.   Not that the subject will surprise anyone: a US Government request that embassy personnel in China and Central Asian states approach “appropriate […]

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Airline Business dailies from ALTA Leaders Forum in Panama

Airline Business has been in Panama for one of the key events of the year for Latin American airline sector, ALTA’s 2010 Airline Leaders Forum

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Is Emirates JetBlue’s lucky seven?

Those fearing world domination by Emirates should feel a shiver up their spine with the announcement the Dubai-based carrier is now JetBlue’s seventh interline partner. Well ok, perhaps that’s a bit dramatic — but it’s Monday and maybe you need an extra kickstart. Feel free to disagree, but this tie-up should really make things interesting in New […]

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S7 the latest to join oneworld

Russia’s S7 has today become a member of oneworld, filling in one of the alliance’s “whitespots”. S7 Airlines and its subsidiary Globus serve 90 destinations in 28 countries and they add nine new countries to the oneworld network, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.   For more on the various […]

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REDjet’s burning ambitions

Who is REDjet you ask? Well, its seems its orgins date back to 2006 when a father and son team thought it would be a good idea to launch the Ryanair of the Caribbean. In a filing with US regulators in May Airone Ventures — the company behind REDjet– said it wanted to fly intra-Caribbean […]

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VIDEO: Airline Business turns 25!

Airline Business is celebrating its silver anniversary in style, as we prepare to release our 25th birthday issue (due out on 22 November). This special edition will be packed with contributions from the industry’s most respected leaders. In the meantime, take a peek at our anniversary video, which is packed with airline chief executive reflections, […]

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UK security minister falls foul of liquids regulations

I travel a fair bit, I work in the industry and have even written several articles about these very regulations. I should have known better…

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