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Last-minute decisions key to airline success

Just recently I caught up with Dirk Albrecht, who is the partner in charge of Roland Berger’s aviation practice.   I spoke with Dirk to get some input into our recent feature about whether the hub and spoke model is broken. He gave me some fantastic insights about airline decision making, but not all of […]

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Ryanair’s 90:10 route rule


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Network disconnect danger – ideas please!

(Photo credit: Rex Features) Is the airline industry at risk of a network disconnect, as the relationship between short- and long-haul operations evolves and airlines look to maximise their profits? Low-cost carriers have aggressively taken short-haul market share, putting intense pressure on legacy airline yields and pushing their focus on to long-haul routes. For a long-haul […]

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The mother, the child and the mistress

I was in sunny Ethiopia last week for the African Airlines Association annual general assembly. It was 23° out there – in sharp contrast to today’s snowy London landscape. During the conference a charming story emerged, which I was told has been playing out for the last couple of years. I thought I’d share it with you. […]

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S7 the latest to join oneworld

Russia’s S7 has today become a member of oneworld, filling in one of the alliance’s “whitespots”. S7 Airlines and its subsidiary Globus serve 90 destinations in 28 countries and they add nine new countries to the oneworld network, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.   For more on the various […]

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VIDEO: Airline Business turns 25!

Airline Business is celebrating its silver anniversary in style, as we prepare to release our 25th birthday issue (due out on 22 November). This special edition will be packed with contributions from the industry’s most respected leaders. In the meantime, take a peek at our anniversary video, which is packed with airline chief executive reflections, […]

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Niki Lauda compares aviation and motor racing

Delegates at the Airline Business World Air Forum (WAF) in Cannes were today treated to a rare guest appearance from Niki Lauda, former racing driver and chief executive of flyNiki. Lauda seldom attends industry functions and a show of hands in the conference room revealed that only two WAF delegates have seen him present before. The […]

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VIDEOS: World Air Forum 2010

The editorial team has decamped to Cannes in the south of France for the Airline Business World Air Forum. Stay updated in real-time as managing editor Graham Dunn (@ABDunn) and features editor Victoria Moores (@VictoriaOnAir) tweet some key quotes from the conference. Also, check out our introductory video below and keep an eye on this […]

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Exclusive: Simigdalas will not head merged Olympic

Antonis Simigdalas has revealed that he will not continue as Olympic Air chief executive after the merger with local rival Aegean Airlines. Simigdalas, who formerly headed Aegean, told Airline Business of his plans on the sidelines of the European Regions Airline Association general assembly in Barcelona. Commenting on the combination of Aegean and Olympic, Simigdalas […]

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