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No let-up in early February traffic figures

Further signs of how tough it is right now in the premium traffic sector as British Airways today disclosed its premium traffic was down a fifth in February compared to the same month last year.

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2008 losses could reach $8b as fuel strikes again

IATA is now indicating industry-wide global losses for the year could reach up to $8 billion for 2008,

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Toilets: The ultimate in airline ancillary revenues?

Could Michael O’Leary REALLY be considering charging passengers to use the toilet onboard?

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BA shares lifted as Iberia deal seen closer

Reports coming out of the Spanish press today suggest British Airways might be ready to accept a 55% stake in its planned merger with Oneworld partner Iberia….

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A guest blog on Stanford

If you didn’t know the name Sir Allen Stanford a week ago, you certainly do now…

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Ryanair ringing the changes with in-flight phones access

So Ryanair has formally launched its onboard mobile phone service. In the in-flight mobile connectivity world this is a big deal.

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What do you get if you cross plane spotting with star spotting?

Here’s the latest twist in the battle for hearts and minds in the UK over aviation and the environment. Pro-aviation grouping Flying Matters has a launched campaign in which it wants the public to spot celebrities who have been vocal critics of the expansion of aviation,

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Signs of momentum for onboard phones

After a pretty tortuous path overcoming the regulatory hurdles, there appear increasing signs we might be getting a bit closer to finding out how popular mobile phone use onboard aircraft is going to be, as there is a bit of momentum among the airlines testing the water. Interesting figures from Emirates today, the first to go […]

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Flyglobespan back in profit

Some satisfaction being felt in Scotland this morning no doubt, after Flyglobespan announced a small group profit for the year ending October 2008. Preliminary figures show the carrier turned round a loss in 2007 to post a £1.2 million profit for the last 12 months during what by anyone’s standards has been a tough year. Flyglobespan was spitting feathers […]

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Swiss keeping its teeth clean ready for first class

Cost control is like brushing your teeth every day,” Swiss chief executive Christoph Franz says a colleague at partner Lufthansa once told him. “You have to do it every day even if you don’t like doing it

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