This week’s featured link:
Air France-KLM Said to Weigh Changing Dutch Head for New Era – Bloomberg
This is a sad by-product of Air France finally gaining competent management. KLM boss Pieter Elbers has successfully kept KLM flying high, partially by keeping it as separate as possible from its drunken, moronic sister, Air France. But now, Air France has Ben Smith at the helm of the group, and he wants to see the airlines get closer, gain efficiency. That’s the right thing to do, but it puts Pieter’s past at odds with Ben. This could result in a tough decision being made.
Two for the road:
Telling Three Decades of Regional Airline Stories in One Chart – VisualApproach.io
Regional airline relationships are complicated. Don’t believe me? Just look at this epic chart that shows all the winding relationships since 1990. It’s like a soap opera in chart form. Oh, if you see anything that’s wrong or missing, let me know and I’ll be happy to pass it along.
Why the Boeing 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ will always reign supreme – KLM Blog
You know why this is here. I love this airplane so, so much. And KLM is getting closer to the end of 747 service, so it is starting to honor the old girl.