This week’s featured link:
Operation Care-Lift: Spirit, Lufthansa Technik Team Up For Puerto Rico Relief Flights: A First Person Account Onboard – Airways
What a great story that really came out of nothing but a desire to bring a little assistance to Puerto Rico. Chris Sloan over at Airways had a friend from Puerto Rico who wanted to help her people after the hurricane tore through. A lot of work went into it, but what started as a small relief effort became enormous. If you prefer supporting grassroots organizations instead of gigantic ones, this is a great way to see your money help directly.
Two for the road:
OneJet plans operating base at Mitchell International Airport – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
We haven’t talked about OneJet in awhile, and that’s because it hasn’t really done much that’s newsworthy. It shifted its sold base to Pittsburgh when it was offered incentives. Now it’s opening a second base in Milwaukee thanks to backing by the former head of Midwest Express. This seems consistent with its existing model, but once you add a second base, things get more complex.
Qatar Airways goes Italian, picks up chunk of Meridiana – Wandering Aramean
Everyone knows that other than never getting involved in a land war in Asia, the most classic of all blunders is investing in an airline in Italy. But here we go again. I suppose this time, if Alitalia really does shrink dramatically in a takeover, Meridiana could be poised to succeed. But this is definitely one of the more questionable investments in another airline that Qatar is made. If usually prerers investing in successful airlines like IAG.