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    How Ryanair is increasingly locking horns with Wizz


    While most of Ryanair’s fire is aimed in the direction of highlighting potential competition concerns resulting from the state bailouts, it has increasingly been squaring up with central European budget carrier Wizz Air.

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    Opportunity in crisis for Australian regional airlines


    There is opportunity in every crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic could present one for some of Australia’s regional airlines to expand.

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    China’s big, nebulous plan for a Hainan aviation finance hub


    Several free trade ports and zones in mainland China offer opportunities for leasing aircraft onshore under tax-efficient conditions, though few would say these provide much competition with Hong Kong, which has a well-established aircraft financing and leasing community and since 2017 has had a favourable tax regime for lessors.

Airline chief executive interviews
Airline chief executive interviews

Qatar Airways chief Al Baker on reactive approach to crisis

2020-06-26T14:21:00+01:00By Max Kingsley-Jones

A reactive strategy has helped Qatar Airways keep a significant number of aircraft flying in the crisis, says group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, as the airline prepares for the recovery.

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Airline Business podcast: Challenges as airlines return to skies

2020-07-14T10:04:00+01:00By Airline Business

As airlines begin to ramp up operations, Graham and Lewis discuss the demand situation and the possible pitfalls ahead.

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