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What was 2009 all about? And how about 2010?

As another year passes, and a pretty awful one for the airline sector, the Airline Business editors take a look back at some of the key moments and stories of the year just gone and look at some of the stories that might make the headlines in the year ahead.

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VIDEO: Check out interviews and reports from the Low Cost Airlines Congress

The LCC model: We ask whether low-cost carriers are better placed to survive the economic crisis than network carriers?

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World Low Cost Airline Congress 09: Tapping into business

Lots of talk during the World Low Cost Airline Congress about budget carriers and business traffic, and to what extent carriers are catering for it and picking it up.

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World Low Cost Airlines Congress 09: Toilet idea goes down the pan

Ancillary revenues has been one of the hot topics at the congress this year, with much discussion given to the respective opportunities through both unbundling and creating new streams

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World Low Cost Airline Congress 09: Spring Airlines – still standing

Spring were in Barcelona for the Congress, insist the half-standing idea is feasible and are calling for the low-cost carrier industry to come together to look further into its development

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World Low Cost Airline Congress 09: Stelios puts case for modest growth

EasyJet founder and shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannau outlined his belief more modest growth during current conditions offers a better return for shareholders than chasing market share,

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World Low Cost Airline Congress 09: Connectivity key says AirAsia X CEO

AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman Rani was in good form at the World Low Cost Airlines Congress in Barcelona. He not only vigorously defended the long-haul low-cost business model, but suggested short-haul carriers that did not address connectivity with long-haul passenger did so at their peril.

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Out and about in Barcelona

As the World Low Cost Airlines Congress kicks off in Barcelona, Flight journalist Chris Hall shares his tips on what to do and see in this vibrant Spanish city…  Barcelona is one of those cities that reveal more and more of themselves on repeat visits. Home to some of the world’s most impressive architecture, museums and scenery, not […]

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World Low Cost Airlines Congress 09: First to arrive at the party!

This week, the great and good in low cost airlines are coming to Barcelona for the snappily titled World Low Cost Airlines Congress 2009, which to save my fingers I’ll call WLCAC for short. As a team that prides itself on being first to the news, the Airline Business/Flightglobal team are here already. Unfortunately, it […]

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