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Lufthansa to start flying to Ljubljana after Adria Airways’ collapse – Reuters
Question: Oh no, what will happen if our national airline fails?! Answer: A better airline will move in and serve the markets that have demand.
Rumors continue to swirl about what exactly will be announced at JetBlue’s employee meeting on April 10, but many are speculating that the airline will finally announce long-expected new service across the Atlantic. While people ponder what’s to come, JetBlue’s lawyers have been working furiously, pounding on the US … Read the post
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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 … Read the post
If you think airport projects move slowly here in the US, just take a look at the UK. This week the semi-go-ahead was finally given to a new third runway at Heathrow. This has been in discussion for decades, and it’s long overdue. But we aren’t at the end of … Read the post
In 2008, I wrote a post about the massive airline moves being made at London’s Heathrow Airport when British Airways opened its new Terminal 5. Now, it’s time to do it all over again, just on a slightly smaller scale. We’re only a couple of weeks away from the … Read the post
If you were to pick the least friendly government when it came to aviation, you’d probably settle on the United Kingdom. On the one hand, it has absurdly high taxes, but on the other hand it refuses to spend that tax revenue on actually improving the infrastructure needed to support … Read the post
Last week, it was announced that British Airways parent IAG had won the lottery, so to speak. The group has now reached an “agreement in principle” with Lufthansa to buy its bmi subsidiary. This is all about one thing: slots at Heathrow. We don’t know if this will be … Read the post
I know it’s been a month, but I’ve still had a few posts on the backburner from my London trip. You didn’t think I’d stop posting without something on Heathrow’s Terminal 5, did you? I spent a fair bit of time in the terminal and it is an impressive place, … Read the post
Airlines Start Tightening Belts as Fuel Prices Rise – BNET Headwinds
Fuel prices are on the rise and that means it’s time for airlines to start revisiting growth plans. Delta’s already done it.
At Heathrow, a New $7 Billion Terminal Actually Doesn’t Seem Crazy – BNET Headwinds
Heathrow’s Terminal 5 was incredibly expensive, but BA says it’s saving the airline more money every day, so it’s worth it.
Southwest Learns the Dangers of Unbridled Enthusiasm With Its Frequent Flier Relaunch – BNET Headwinds
Southwest is excited about its new frequent flier program, and it should be, but not everyone feels the same way. Southwest, however, isn’t acknowledging that and it really should.