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IAE’s chief Beatty stays positive

I’m finally feeling normal again after the Paris air show last week. I had the chance to sit down with International Aero Engines chief executive John Beatty who agreed to give his assessment  of the industry’s resilience to survive the downturn. Take a look for yourself.

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Are you satisfied with your in-flight companion?

A new company is offering a way of seating travellers with something in common together on board flights

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Banking crisis makes airline failures more likely: IATA

A lack of funds because of the banking crisis makes airlines more vulnerable to failure, says IATA

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IATA: no recovery in sight until 2010

There will be no recovery for the world’s airlines until 2010, according to IATA

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IATA to revise 2009 industry loss forecast next week

“Our last industry forecast made in December was for a $2.5 billion loss in 2009 based on a 3% fall in passenger demand and a 5% drop in cargo. This is now looking very optimistic”

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VIDEO: Branson’s take on social media

Virgin Atlantic president Sir Richard Branson has flagged the importance of social media channels, such as Facebook, during a media briefing in Hong Kong. The stop, en route to Sydney, forms part of Branson’s ‘around the world in eight days’ journey. The trip is aims to promote Virgin’s new global connectivity, with the launch of Virgin […]

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Will I look a twit if I Twitter?

The social messaging service Twitter is hopping into the airline world – is that a good thign?

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From the Editor’s chair: 2008 and all that

A review of 2008 from Airline Business leaders over the past year

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The fuel hedging story: from boom to bust in no time

Why has fuel hedging become so important in the past 12 months?

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Jeanniot issues warning on pandemics: WAF 2008

Jeanniot sounds warning on global disease pandemics

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