This week’s featured link:
So Long, Sydney: Take-Aways From IATA’s Meeting of World’s Airline Execs – Stuck at the Airport
I’ve still never been to IATA’s annual general meeting (AGM), because there always seems to be some kind of conflict. One day I hope to go since it’s quite the impressive gathering of airline CEOs. I didn’t find all that much newsy coming out of the event this year, but Harriet put together a brief synopsis with some links for those who want to see more about what went on.
Two for the road:
Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan – BBC
Another step forward for Heathrow’s 3rd runway. Now they say 2026… sure, right. I’ll believe it when I see an airplane landing on it.
John Pearsall of Elite Airways – Bill Green’s Maine
The opening shot of this local program seems to be about the Maine-est thing possible. Frankly, Elite is an airline that’s been around for a long time doing a lot of random things, and I’ve almost completely ignored it. Apparently 757s are now coming? I don’t understand how this airline even exists, but something tells me that the profitable sports charter business allows them to try other strange things (like Bimini, which surprised Bill Green as well) and still survive.