Archive | June, 2012

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Changing guard at the top of low-cost carriers

Some change at the top of the two of the most established low-cost carriers, which will see new chief executives at Malaysia’s AirAsia and Brazilian carrier Gol taking on the airlines created by budget operator pioneers Tony Fernandes and Constantino de Oliveira Jr respectively.

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Weight of the world

With weight savings on aircraft an important issue at the moment due to the current high fuel prices, Rolls-Royce has calculated that if every passenger lost 1kg in weight, it would save the airline industry a total of approximately $1 billion per year in fuel costs. Yet a report published in the journal BMC Public […]

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IATA Annual Meeting 2012 – best of the quotes

A selection of the best quotes from the 67th International Air Transport Association held recently in Beijing, China

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VIDEO: Lufthansa gives 747-8 a smooth debut

Lufthansa enjoyed a smooth debut of the Boeing 747-8I – and its new business class – on 1 June between Frankfurt and Washington DC and is now looking forward to receiving the remaining four aircraft it has slated for delivery this year to enable it to expand the stretched jumbo’s network. The inaugural flight (LH416) […]

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