Open or closed skies? What is the future for aviation’s global network framework

When the US government first began promoting Open Skies agreements, the concept met considerable opposition from airlines. Many carriers were accustomed to restricted-entry markets, had…..

Social media is sexy, but making money from it is getting harder

Marketing has taken on many new faces over the past decade. Classical media advertising still has a role to play, but instead of being front…..

How to make money (and savings) from alliances and partnerships?

Constrained by ownership and control rules established 70 years ago as a protectionist mechanism, in some ways the airline industry has progressed little – while…..

CityJet aims to become Europe’s largest wet lease provider

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Pat Byrne, executive chairman and chief executive officer, CityJet discussed the challenges of…..

Cost reduction remains a key priority through IAG airline portfolio

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Willie Walsh, chief executive officer, IAG praised Aer Lingus’ performance and business model…..

European regulator confident of further relaxation of ownership and control rules

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Henrik Hololei, director general, Move, European Commission noted the challenges in liberalising ownership…..

Flybe heads in a new direction under new leadership

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Christine Ourmieres-Widener, chief executive officer, Flybe talks about her early impressions of the airline…..

Malaysia Airlines searches for second-hand A330s to support regional growth opportunities

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Peter Bellew, group managing director and chief executive officer, Malaysia Airlines provided an…..

Circumventing the barriers of ownership and control regulation

There seems to be a growing consensus in the airline industry that the rules restricting the foreign ownership and control of airlines are archaic and…..

KLM restructuring leaves little need for standalone low cost long haul business

At the recent CAPA Airline Leader Summit in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Pieter Elbers, president and chief executive officer, KLM provided an update on KLM’s…..