Airline mergers within Europe have gone very differently from how they’ve proceeded in the US. As we all know, in Europe, the merged brands tend to keep their pre-merger identities in one form or another. There is just an overall group structure at the top keeping things together. The originator … Read the post
It’s CEO week here on the links I love, so let’s get started.
This week’s featured link:
Airline Weekly podcast – Episode 38 (CEO Interview: Delta’s Bastian) – Airline Weekly
At the media day I missed, Airline Weekly sat down with new Delta CEO Ed … Read the post
Ohayou gozaimasu, everyone! I’m back from a week in Japan and it was fantastic. Stay tuned for trip reports in business class on an ANA 787 and Suites class on a Singapore A380. Both were excellent, as you’d probably expect. But those aren’t ready yet. For now, let’s get back … Read the post
Apparently Aer Lingus has decided to introduce flat beds in business class by 2015. I think of Aer Lingus as a hybrid low cost/full service kind of airline, so do flat beds make sense? (Probably the same question you could ask of JetBlue.)
As usual, there was great discussion at the Phoenix Aviation Symposium last week, but one in particular grabbed me. Steven Kavanagh, Chief Commercial Officer for Aer Lingus in Ireland has an interesting way of looking at his airline. He wants to be “an expert at producing seats” and then make … Read the post
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that both United and Aer Lingus made a big mistake yesterday when they announced a joint venture that I can best describe as goofy. But that’s about the closest I can get to saying something nice. More importantly, United has … Read the post
The British Isles are abuzz today with Ryanair’s announcement that they want to buy Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline.
You may know Ryanair as the largest low cost carrier in Europe. They’re famous for their extremely low fares (sometimes, free) and their crazy PR stunts. … Read the post