This weeks’ featured link:
Southern Airways Announces Strategic Minority Investment By SkyWest, New Alliance Between the Companies – Southern Airways Express
Well if this isn’t a neat little move. I assume Southern Airways Express needed capital. SkyWest needs pilots. So, SkyWest gives Southern some money for a stake, then Southern sets up a pilot flow-through agreement. Southern operates under Part 135, so it can have pilots with fewer than 1,500 hours. Once they hit that level, however, then they can go anywhere. This should funnel them all in to SkyWest. I don’t know how much was paid or what stake was purchased, but if the price is fair, this is a win-win for everyone.
Two for the road:
Emirates maps out a new route network without the A380 – Arabian Business
I always find it interesting to listen when Emirates CEO Tim Clark talks. It’s strange to hear him telegraph that he’s interested in more fifth freedom flying to the US. That’s not going to go over well politically.
TWA’s long-lost typeface embodied the golden age of flying. Now it’s being reborn – Fast Company
What’s this? An article that allows airline and font geeks to come together? Huzzah! The TWA Hotel at JFK is getting more hype than any I’ve seen before. I can’t way to see it sometime.