Archive | April, 2013

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Not quite the gourmet

Turkish Airlines, Temel Kotil

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American joins the regional refleeting party

American Airlines will begin upgauging its regional aircraft fleet with Embraer 175s this August, following the lead of Delta Air Lines in rejigging its regional feed. The Fort Worth-based carrier will use the 76-seat E-175s to replace 63-seat Bombardier CRJ700s and add capacity in nearly all of the 12 markets that they will serve from […]

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BA A380: Thatcher would have (probably) approved

If you think the British Airways Airbus A380 looks resplendent in its new livery, you probably ought to thank, at least in part, the late former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher openly disapproved of BA’s bold decision to abandon its Union flag colours in favour of a multitude of ethnic designs intended to reflect its global […]

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O’Leary donates own prize to injured jockey fund

If you only know Michael O’Leary from his cost-control obsessed side running low-cost carrier giant Ryanair, this might be a side to him you are less used to seeing. The horse-racing mad airline boss this weekend donated €200,000 to the fund set up for injured jockey JT McNamara – who suffered serious neck injuries after a fall at the recent Cheltenham Festival.

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