Airline Focus

Virgin Blue and Skywest form Strategic Alliance

March 23, 2011 0

The Virgin Blue Group and Perth-based Skywest Airlines have signed a ten-year strategic alliance to provide regional services across Australia.  SkyWest will fly up to 18 new Virgin Blue-branded turboprops – the exact type is […]

Airline Focus

Qatar Comments

March 23, 2011 0

THE CEO of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker sounded unhappy over comments made by the Secretary General of the Association of European Airlines, Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus at a meeting of aviation officials in Washington.  The comments […]

Airline Focus

Legal Action From easyJet?

March 23, 2011 0

SIR STELIOS Haji-Ioannou, the major shareholder in budget airline easyJet, is exploring the possibility of legal action in an attempt to recoup the £1 million retention bonus paid to Andy Harrison, the airline’s former CEO.  […]

Airline Focus

TAM Connects

March 23, 2011 0

BRAZILIAN CARRIER TAM Airlines has contracted OnAir to install its on-board connectivity system into 26 of its airliners following a successful pilot project.  Passengers flying onboard the carriers Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s will have […]

Aircraft

Delta’s New Class

March 23, 2011 0

DELTA AIR LINES is introducing an ‘Economy Comfort‘ section on all its long-haul international flights this summer as part of its previously announced upgrade plans to enhance its global products, services and airport facilities through […]

Security

Explosive Detection

March 23, 2011 0

Tom Allett presents a round-up of recent announcements from the explosive detection manufacturers.   Morpho Announces New Itemiser Authorisation ON MARCH 8 Morpho Detection announced that the Italian Department of Transport has authorized its Itemiser […]

Aircraft

A COORDINATED 'HOLY TRINITY': the name of the game

March 23, 2011 0

In a new series of news and views, our International Correspondent, Professor Inderjit Singh, puts forward his thoughts about industry cooperation.   Bigger aircraft, swankier airports and luxurious services are capturing many travellers’ imagination.  The […]

Airports

Desert Giant

March 23, 2011 0

Luigi Vallero ventures to Dubai World Central and Al Maktoum International Airport to discover a vast facility that is paving the way for Dubai’s air supremacy ambitions. Dubai’s economy was enjoying rampant growth until the […]

News

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness

March 16, 2011 0

On Tuesday March 8 (coinciding with the International Women’s Day) South American operator Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras accepted an ATR 72-200 from the manufacturer in Toulouse, France. The aircraft, PR-AZV (c/n 352), has been painted […]

News

BAA CEO Apologises for Heathrow’s December Disruption

March 11, 2011 0

On March 8, BAA Chief Executive Colin Matthews apologised to the UK House of Commons Transport Committee for the severe disruption suffered following the pre-Christmas snowfall at London Heathrow. The airport’s snow disruption plan only […]