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We found it interesting to note in this morning’s FT that Jordan has become the first country to make a budget airline it’s Official Carrier for the Olympic games. The full story is here. The FT also notes that easyJet launched the route last March, and is pushing the distances that of the low […]
CAPA have a couple of interesting articles currently looking at how legacy carriers Royal Brunei, IAG, Lufthansa and Air France – KLM are restructuring and reorganising their short haul operations to better tackle the threat from LCCs. It strikes me that: 1) This is essential. On a 45 to 90 minute flight no passenger in […]
I thoroughly enjoyed Jeffrey Golberg’s article in the Atlantic recounting how he made a number of journeys through airline security with fake boarding passes and a vast array of prohibited items, including a Hezbollah flag and an “OSAMA BIN LADEN HERO OF ISLAM” t-shirt.
Luxembourg – the new frontier in Low Cost aviation. Well, not really but it interesting to note that the miniscule Luxembourg market is opening up to Low Cost Carriers. Easyjet’s recently announced that it plans to start services from LGW to Luxembourg from late October. Easyjet’s also announced services to the Isle of Man. […]
The outstanding speaker faculty at this year’s Congress includes: 1. Bjørn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian Air Shuttle 2. Ali I. Sabanci, Chairman, Pegasus 3. Alex Cruz, CEO, Vueling 4. József Váradi, Founder and CEO, Wizz Air 5. Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO, flydubai 6. Campbell Wilson, CEO, Scoot 7. Adel Abdullah Ali, Board Member and Group CEO, […]
Some time ago we mentioned that some analysts had viewed Norwegian’s large aircraft order as a massive bet on SAS not surviving the current dogfight over Scandinavia. Today’s FT.com has just reported on SAS reporting its fourth consecutive full-year net loss.
Analysts are saying that Norwegian’s enormous order of 222 new planes worth $2.1bn from Boeing looks like a bet on the demise of SAS, the struggling Scandinavian carrier. Certainly something for discussion at September’s World Low Cost Airlines Congress where we’ve just confirmed Todd Wallace, Senior Director, Distribution Strategy, for Frontier (he’ll join the […]