Airbus predicts demand for 40,000 mainline jets over next 20 years, but do we have enough pilots to fly them?

We have all sniggered when Otto, the inflatable autopilot is deployed in the film Airplane!, however the idea of unmanned flight decks is certainly a…..

KLM plans fond farewell to its Fokker fleet

European flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will phase out its final Fokker 70 on October 29, 2017, ending 20 years of service with the…..

Norwegian takes the lead as new generation narrowbodies open up thin long-haul city pairs

Until very recently, the concept of long haul, low cost international service with narrowbody aircraft was merely an intriguing thought as the specifications of new…..

Reports on the demise of airline alliances are being greatly exaggerated

The death warrant for global alliances is routinely issued. It takes only a squabble between members or one airline’s partnership with a member outside the…..

TUI remains open to partnership after Etihad ends talks on formation of new leisure airline

Leading European tour operator TUI Group says it “remains open” to a potential future partnership after discussions to merge its German aviation subsidiary with NIKI,…..

Europe’s proposed ’open and connected aviation‘ policy path to industry competitiveness

The European Commission says it is delivering on its ambitious ‘Aviation Strategy for Europe’ by adopting a series of measures to further support open and…..

Read insights and analysis from this year’s IATA AGM in the CAPA Daily publications

Read insights and analysis from this year’s IATA AGM in the CAPA Daily publications. ISSUE ONE: June 4, 2017 – DOWNLOAD NOW! ISSUE TWO: June…..

Qantas looks at longer range opportunities for future fleet expansion and more non-stop links into Europe

The much-publicised new non-stop long-haul link between Perth and London is likely to be just the first of a number of new non-stop flights linking…..

IATA predicts more profits for the airline industry, but strong regional variations remain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised its 2017 industry profitability outlook upwards, predicting airlines will report a $31.4 billion profit (up from the…..

Qatar Airways faces crisis as escalating diplomatic row sees border and airspace closures

Air travel across parts of the Middle East has become very complicated after Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) cut ties…..

London hotels set to hit summer price peak, but it is simply a case of supply and demand

Basic economics tells us that when the supply for a product reduces and demand for that same product increases, then its cost will rise. It…..