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Red Bull “flyer” Webber gets his hands on a Qantas “big bus”

As Red Bull Racing Formula 1 racer Mark Webber prepares to repeat his feat of a year ago by winning this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, he’s swapped his 200mph RB7 for a 600mph Airbus A380. Australian Webber, a “Qantas Ambassador”, is to study for his pilot’s license and has hooked up with his […]

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About that Indian super-dense A380 rival…

We’ve all been there. One misheard quote and suddenly your journalistic creativity runs riot while your common-sense filter is out on a tea-break. Even on a publication as venerable as The Times of India. Can’t say I was at the press conference, but a quick check of other Indian papers suggests minister Ashwani Kumar actually said […]

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How not to make an A380 assembly video

Korean Air might want to pick up a couple of tips from Emirates on the art of creating a polished Airbus A380 advertisement. The Seoul-based airline, which took delivery of its first A380 in May, has its own promotional video showing the aircraft being put together in time-lapse footage.   But wait a second… Korean […]

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IATA11: Look who’s talking at IATA – with our video interviews

Our video team has been out and about here at the annual general meeting in Singapore and we have video interviews with a number of Asian airline and airport leaders:

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@tonyfernandes and the #monaco Lotus position

This weekend there will again be the puzzling sight for non-Formula 1 fans of four cars circulating in a Grand Prix carrying the name Lotus. Thanks to AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes’ success in the High Court, his F1 team has been cleared to keep using the name “Team Lotus” after a challenge from Lotus Cars, […]

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IATA11: Giovanni’s decade

This year’s meeting is also significant for IATA, given it marks Giovanni Bisignani’s last AGM as director general

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More on China and its airline growth ambitions

Chinese airlines are expected to carry 450 million passengers in 2015, with passenger traffic growing at an annual rate of 11% from now until 2015.

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Japanese crisis: that nuclear warning in full

Yesterday’s nuclear emergency message concerning the possibility of radiation contamination across Japanese and local flight information regions appears to have generated doubt over its authenticity and a few conspiracy theories that it’s a put-up by environmental lobbyists. That’s because the source is given as the London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre – which might seem a […]

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Why Asian airlines are the new leader of the pack

Bisignani notes four of the five largest airlines in the world by market capitalisation are from Asia – Air China leading the way followed by Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and China Southern

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Airline Business 25th anniversary reflections from Tony Fernandes, Forbes Asia businessman of 2010

Malaysian low-cost carrier pioneer and founder of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has picked up the Forbes Asia vote as businessman of the year

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