Archive | September, 2012


Alliance CEOs hint at who might be most likely to accept large Gulf carrier as member

With both Qatar and Etihad linked to entering one of the three global airline alliances and Emirates connected to the creation of a fourth alliance, the chief executives of Oneworld, Star Alliance and SkyTeam say that one or more could join.Speaking at the Airline Business Alliances, Joint Ventures and Partnerships conference in Istanbul, Bruce Ashby, […]

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Where will Southwest Love?

Columbus Day 2014 will be an exciting day at Southwest Airlines. That Monday, 14 October, the Wright Amendment will be repealed and the carrier will be able to launch flights from its home base at Dallas Love Field airport to anywhere in the USA for the first time since 1974. Where those flights will go is […]

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A cake for JetBlue

Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport must really want JetBlue Airways.  A four-tier cake arrived at the low-cost carrier’s New York headquarters from the Virginia airport decorated with JetBlue aircraft and New York icons, including the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, a few days ago. JetBlue says that it has no plans to launch service […]

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Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil to deliver keynote speech at Alliances conference

Airline Business is delighted to announce that Temel Kotil, chief executive of Turkish Airlines, will make the keynote presentation at day two of Alliances, Joint Ventures and Partnerships 2012 conference taking place in Istanbul from 24-25 September.  Anyone wishing to see further details of the programme, speakers or book to join other industry insiders at […]

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Toodles Milwaukee

Milwaukee is about to lose the last vestige of its former Midwest Airlines hub. Republic Airways has applied to the US Department of Transportation to shift its Milwaukee to Washington National slots to Madison and Omaha. With the shift, the carrier’s Frontier Airlines subsidiary will only fly to Cancun, Denver, Orlando and Rhinelander (not sure […]

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SkyWest’s quiet takeover of LAX

Utah-based SkyWest Airlines is quietly becoming the master of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The regional carrier could carry a whopping about 83% of all departing passengers on regional flights from the airport beginning this November, when it takes over American Airlines’ 50-seat regional jet operations at LAX from American Eagle Airlines. The AMR-subsidiary will […]

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LaGuardia moves (slowly) towards a new terminal

Anyone who has been stuck in LaGuardia’s central terminal building (terminal B to those young people out there) for an extended period know the limitations of the facility. Opened in 1964, its four narrow, amenity-light concourses were built for the Boeing 727 and DC-9 and before the onerous post-9/11 security checks of today.  The Port […]

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Who will follow the Ridgway at Virgin?

Few other chief executives have lasted the course with one European airline over the same, pretty tumultuous period.

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Bye bye baby: Bmibaby no more

Bmibaby operated its last flight yesterday evening, ending just over a decade of flights by the UK low-cost carrier.

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VIDEO: SAA chief executive Siza Mzimela

South African Airways chief executive Siza Mzimela will be the cover interview for the October issue of Airline Business. But if you can’t wait that long, here’s sneak preview into her insights into the challenges facing SAA with a video interview.

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