Uber – disrupting itself?

Transportation Network Company Uber, surely the best known globally of the TNCs, is frequently in the news for one reason or another. Earlier this year…..

Spiele ohne grenzen: the shambles that is the Berlin airport system

For the capital city of Europe’s largest national economy (and the World’s fourth largest, by GDP) the commercial airports in Berlin have been criminally underused…..

Waking up to the pilot shortage issue… the problem is now

For years there has been much talk about the looming shortage of pilots, but it is becoming clear that unless some immediate action is taken…..

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Icelandair, Spirit Airlines, GOL Airlines and more

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every…..

TUI Group CEO reiterates need for airline consolidation in Europe

TUI Group CEO Fritz Joussen reiterated the need for airline consolidation in Europe(The Telegraph, 27-Aug-2017). “I think in time there will be exits of competitors in Europe and…..

South Africa needs a state owned airline, SAA ‘can be run on a sound basis’: Finance Minister

South Africa‘s Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba said South African Airways (SAA) has “many inefficiencies” but “can be run on a sound basis” (moneyweb.co.za, 28-Aug-2017). Mr Gigaba…..

Sweden Government grants five airlines permit to operate domestic services

Sweden Transport Agency granted (25-Aug-2017) five airlines permits to operate domestic services in Sweden. Airlines include Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, SAS, Sparrow Aviation, Högkusten Flyg AB and BRA – Braathens…..

Air Mauritius outlines initial A350 deployment from Oct-2017

Air Mauritius plans to introduce A350-900 equipment on Mauritius-Johannesburg service, effective 19-Oct-2017, Mauritius-London Heathrow service, effective 04-Nov-2017 to 15-Nov-2017, and Mauritius-Paris CDG service, effective 01-Dec-2017 (Airline Route, 27-Aug-2017). As…..

Armenia and Turkmenistan sign agreement; consider launch of nonstop service

Armenia‘s President Serzh Sargsyan and Turkmenistan‘s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed (24-Aug-2017) a cooperation in the field of tourism. Armenia and Turkmenistan confirmed their readiness for joint…..

Modlin Airport expecting 2.9m pax in 2017, construction could ‘double the capacity’ of terminal

Warsaw Modlin Airport forecast to handle around 2.9 million passengers in 2017 (rynek-lotniczy.pl, 25-Aug-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, the airport’s EUR11.8 million development aspirations include modernisation of…..

WOW air uses Iceland to bridge transatlantic divide for smaller US communities

Icelandic low-fare carrier WOW air is to expand its network in the United States with the introduction of new flights from its Reykjavik hub at…..