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  • Bizarre Thai love triangle

    News | 01 Jun 1998 00:00

    <p>David Mann</p> <p>Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Qantas are among the latest suitors to be linked with buying a stake in Thai Airways International, as doubts linger over the airline's future membership of the Star Alliance. </p> <p>SIA, due to join Star in the near future, has confirmed its interest in a 25 per cent stake in Thai together with its alliance partner, Lufthansa, but refuses to comment further at this stage. </p> <p>Lufthansa, meanwhile, denies interest in a stake. A spokesman says, 'Lufthansa has no plans to take up equity in Thai. It is not Lufthansa's usual practice to acquire a stake in its Star Alliance partners.' </p> <p>The International Monetary Fund is placing pressure on the Thai government to reduce its 93 per cent stake in Thai, as part of a package of reforms agreed upon in return for a US$17.2 billion economic bail out. </p> <p>Other airlines said to be interested in a stake in Thai include BritishAirways and its Australian partner Qantas Airways,
  • Appointments

    News | 01 Dec 1997 00:00

    <p>Andrew Sentance has joined British Airways from the London Business School as chief economist. </p> <p>BritishAirways Engineering has appointed Ferdinando Bruno as general manager business development and Mike Hodgson as general manager fleet 2. </p> <p>Lawrence Urquhart is to succeed Brian Smith as UKairport operator BAA's chairman in July 1998. </p> <p>The UK Civil Aviation Authority has appointed Richard Profit as group director, safety regulation. </p> <p>Avitas has made former Douglas Aircraft chief economist Adam M Pilarski a senior vice-president. </p> <p>Cargo consultant MergeGlobal has appointed Gemini Air Cargo co-founder Stephen J Fortune as a director. </p> <p>Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise has appointed Robert Martin as deputy managing director. HBSC has appointed Sumitomo Bank executive Brian Jeffrey as aircraft finance director, replacing Martin. </p> <p>GMKG Consulting Services has appointed Lynn G McDevitt from Philadelphia Airport and Howard F Veal fr
  • Airline News

    News | 01 Dec 1997 00:00

    <p>Air France relocated its London/Heathrow-Strasbourg service to London/City on 27 October, and began codesharing with Finnair on three daily Paris/Charles de Gaulle-Helsinki flights. Jersey European Airways is oper-ating franchise services for Air France on Paris/CDG- Birmingham-Glasgow. Air France has launched a new twice weekly Paris/CDG-Newcastle service in a franchise deal with Gill Airways. Brit Air is operating Air France franchise services from London/Gatwick to Brest, Caen, Le Havre, Nantes and Rennes, and from Paris/CDG to Southampton. </p> <p>BritishAirways was due to introduce twice weekly services from London/Heathrow to Almaty, Kazakhstan, and from London/Gatwick to Entebbe and Dar es Salaam, in November. Airline Management Ltd will operate from Gatwick to Cancun, Puerto Plata and Tobago on a wet-lease basis for BA next year. </p> <p>British Airways franchisee British Regional Airlines has introduced the Embraer EMB.145 on services from Southampton to Edinburgh, Glasgo