3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

3 Links I Love: Azul To Buy Parts of Avianca, More BA Airplane Porn, Buzz is Back

Azul Signs Non-Binding Agreement to Acquire Selected Assets of Avianca BrasilAzul
Things keep moving in Brazil, and Azul keeps growing. I believe Avianca Brasil had about 10 percent of the market, so this might vault Azul into being the biggest airline in the country.

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3 Links I Love: Ryanair’s Alitalia Mind Games, Non-Travelers Behind Security, Airport Rises From the Desert

3 Links I Love: Ryanair’s Alitalia Mind Games, Non-Travelers Behind Security, Airport Rises From the Desert

This week’s featured link:
Ryanair to bid for Alitalia’s jets: O’LearyFlightGlobal
On the surface, the idea that Ryanair would want both long and short haul aircraft to operate under the Alitalia brand is laughable. I assume this is just Ryanair playing mind games. My guess? Ryanair just wants …

Ryanair Introduces Connections and Prepares for Interlining, But Don’t Expect Crazy Cheap Fares

Ryanair Introduces Connections and Prepares for Interlining, But Don’t Expect Crazy Cheap Fares

Connections suck. Oh sure, as a traveler you don’t like them, but I’m looking at it from the other side. Airlines don’t like offering connections because they add operational complexity and cost. What the airlines eventually figure out, however, is that there’s enough commercial benefit to make the effort worthwhile. …

The Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers Is Not New, But It Is for Ryanair and easyJet

The Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers Is Not New, But It Is for Ryanair and easyJet

This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a …

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