So where does a merged American Airlines-US Airways sit on the global stage? Well second only to Lufthansa by revenues, based on data from the 2011 Airline Business World Airline Rankings
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Virgin Atlantic boss Steve Ridgway was in London today, addressing the great and the good of the UK aviation industry at an Aviation Club lunch in London. Ridgway could be excused some nostalgia given that he has just handed the baton over to Craig Kreeger after more than a decade at the helm of the UK carrier.
Did I detect some unlikely words cropping up in the Ryanair patter during the airline’s recent third quarter results
After attempts to consolidate the local airline sector last year, Italian airlines are back in the news this year
After recent years of a number of changes at the top of airlines, in part driven by consolidation and struggling performance, 2012 was a relatively quiet year for boardroom moves at leading carriers
Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling – or as its chief executive Alex Cruz describes it, an airline that happens to have low operating costs – held a futuristic event at Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art in a room mocked up as an aircraft cabin to outline its future growth plans.
Few other chief executives have lasted the course with one European airline over the same, pretty tumultuous period.
Bmibaby operated its last flight yesterday evening, ending just over a decade of flights by the UK low-cost carrier.
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.
It is against this backdrop that airline management consultancy Booz & Company has launched a short survey looking at the future of partnership models in the airline industry.
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