Archive | May, 2013

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United’s 787 flexibility

United Airlines has a lot of flexibility in the 19 Boeing 787-8 deliveries that it has scheduled through 2015, finds a new Flightglobal Pro analysis. Ron Baur, vice-president of fleet at the Chicago-based carrier, and Brian Znotins, vice-president of network, agreed that the aircraft could be used to replace ageing widebodies in its fleet or […]

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Airline Business on the iPad

Airline Business has joined the tablet brigade with the launch of our iPad edition, which is now available to download.Following on from the success of the Flight International tablet introduced last year, the Airline Business version incorporates all the content produced in the print monthly – but it’s not just a facsimile of the print […]

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How is Spring Airlines hoping to break the low-fares model in China?

But there is plenty more to the story of Spring Airlines, which is attempting to adapt the hugely successful no-frills carrier model to the emerging Chinese market. So how is the airline faring with its ambition of bring low fares to the Chinese market?

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United’s 787s return to the skies

United Airlines returned its fleet of Boeing 787-8s to revenue service on 20 May, with an inaugural flight from Houston Intercontinental to Chicago O’Hare. The flight, United 1, fittingly flew from the former home of Continental Airlines – the North American launch customer of the 787 in 2004 – to the United’s current home, not […]

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When the school bus turns into an Airbus

Thanks to Monarch, 600 British kids got to swap their school bus for an Airbus recently and jet off on the ultimate geography field trip. As a 70s’ school kid, I dreamed of a trip like this! The best we could hope for was our form teacher borrowing the school minibus and taking us for […]

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Phoenix seeks its place in the international sun

Phoenix Sky Harbor International is a bustling domestic airport, with competing hub operations on both Southwest Airlines and US Airways. If you are flying around the American southwest, odds are that you will pass through Phoenix at some point. City of Phoenix But if your destination is somewhere abroad, Dallas-Fort Worth or Los Angeles are […]

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