Air Berlin's insolvency filing has deepened the malaise surrounding the yet-to-be-opened Brandenburg airport. And the Oneworld airline's challenges and likely break-up highlight how the market has changed since the German capital's long-delayed future gateway was conceived.
If departing EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall is replaced by a man in the top role at the UK low-cost carrier later this year, it will cut by a third the number of female leaders at airline groups that featured in Flight Airline Business's recently published ranking of the top 100 by revenue.
EasyJet and Ryanair have both expressed interest in the Alitalia sale process which could either mean that they are keen to have opportunistic peek at their ailing rival's books, or that they are genuinely considering bids for the Italian flag carrier.
To gauge something of the extraordinary increase in air traffic to Iceland in recent years, you need look no further than the growth in the Icelandair fleet, chief executive Birkir Holm Gudnason suggests.
The outlook for Belfast International airport s long-haul business looked bleak at the start of this year when United Airlines scrapped its Newark service the Northern Ireland gateway s only transatlantic route.
Analysis of FlightGlobal schedules data for April covering Europe's big low-cost carriers shows an increase in the proportion of routes where two or more of these airlines compete directly, albeit that there is head-to-head competition between these operators on only a minority of their routes.