Should we prepare for more airline closures? Europe’s big five take more than half of region’s air travel market as smaller airlines struggle for share

The airline sector as historically been a competitive marketplace where only the strongest can survive. While LCCs may have initially arrived as the disruptors, many…..

Is Rostock Airport the unluckiest airport in the world? The big get bigger and the small die as airline bankruptcies continue in 2019

It has been a disruptive start to the year in Europe, with both Germania and bmi regional declaring bankruptcy. These were the sole scheduled operators…..

‘301 airline failures’ and counting… but the industry has learnt to quickly recover

In the first week of Oct-2018, Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation, revealed at the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Low…..

Primera Air blames ‘several unforeseen misfortunate events’ for its collapse, but did it take a risk too many in entering the competitive trans-Atlantic market?

The European carrier Primera Air surprised everybody when it burst into the trans-Atlantic market earlier this year. After over a decade serving mainly Mediterranean markets…..

Who is the odd one out… Malev, Olympic, Sabena, Swissair or Alitalia?

Across all industries a respected and well recognised brand is not enough to guarantee survival. Aviation is no different and over the last two decades…..