Good week

EBACE static
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BUSINESS AVIATION Following the sector's woes over the last two years, there is finally some positive news. The eleventh EBACE show in Geneva last week ended with record numbers of exhibitors and attendees. There were 12,751 attendees from 108 countries, up from last year's 11,186, and 511 exhibitors, exceeding the previous high mark of 445. It filled three halls of Geneva Palexpo with 2,074 exhibit spaces. Sixty-two aircraft were on the static display.

Bad week

Lufthansa Italia A319
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ITALIA Italo-German relations could be strained by the news that carrier Lufthansa is ditching its Lufthansa Italia brand, following difficulty establishing its presence in the market. It will be phased out at the end of the summer, with its fleet of eight Airbus A319s deployed elsewhere within the group. The carrier will market itself as Lufthansa or Air Dolomiti, which forms part of Lufthansa Regional. Both will increase their capacity on Italian-German routes.



Source: Flight International