Archive | January, 2013

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Customer service the Ryanair way

Did I detect some unlikely words cropping up in the Ryanair patter during the airline’s recent third quarter results

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What next for Italian airlines?

After attempts to consolidate the local airline sector last year, Italian airlines are back in the news this year

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American’s new livery – in good company?

American Airlines new “soaring spirit”, in the words of chief commercial officer Virasb Vahidi, livery is definitely a change. It replaces the carrier’s polished aluminium aircraft with the iconic red and blue eagle logo with an enlarged American across the fuselage and a stripped red, white and blue adaptation of the American flag on the […]

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Can Frontier succeed in Trenton?

Frontier Airlines will have 10 routes from Trenton-Mercer airport from April – barely six months since it began service to the airfield. The Denver-based low cost carrier began flights to Orlando in November 2012, is adding flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, New Orleans and Tampa later this month and in February, and announced flights […]

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American plays musical slots at Newark

Porter Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America are waiting for the music to stop at Newark Liberty International airport.  American Airlines is awaiting bankruptcy court approval to terminate its existing leases for 14 slots to Porter (four) and United (10) and lease them plus one additional slot to Virgin America for $10,000 per month each […]

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San Diego looks south and east for new flights

San Diego International airport wants to build on its recent growth with new nonstop service to destinations mostly to the south and east, in the second instalment of Flightglobal’s two-part series on the airfield. Yesterday, we looked at Japan Airlines’ new nonstop service to Tokyo Narita on the Boeing 787 and Alaska Airlines’ growing focus […]

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San Diego’s big year for new routes

San Diego International airport had a big year in 2012. It landed its first nonstop to Asia on Japan Airlines (JAL), made possible by the Boeing 787, and began to look like a new focus city for Alaska Airlines. “We had the largest Asian community in the USA without a direct service to Asia,” says […]

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