La Compagnie’s A321neo selection and trans-Atlantic deployment highlights efficiency and versatility of new generation single-aisle twins; now the A321neoXLR extends that range further

French carrier La Compagnie has introduced its first Airbus A321neoLR into scheduled service on flights between Paris Orly and Newark Liberty International airport. The debut…..

The air to rail substitution – now the French are considering domestic air to rail shift

It has become somewhat de rigueur in Europe to propose that rail travel should be an enforced substitute for air travel domestically and even on…..

Ryanair base helps boost Bordeaux airport and its successful but basic LCC terminal

Bordeaux Airport has reported a 17.5% year-on-year passenger traffic increase, excluding transit passengers, in Apr-2019. Growth was driven by the resumption of seasonal services, the…..

Mon Chauffeur – SNCF collaborates with Karhoo to offer first and last mile connections to France’s high-speed trains

French rail group SNCF Mobilites is working with urban mobility marketplace Karhoo to offer its customers a better travel experience to and from TGV stations…..

Average national meal limits for business travellers revealed in American Express Global Business Travel whitepaper

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has launched its meal expense whitepaper, ‘Savings for Cravings’. While air and hotel expenses have been a core focus…..

Are the Dutch and the French get closer or further apart as it emerges Royal Schiphol Group may increase its stake in Groupe ADP?

The Dutch government’s sudden and unexpected acquisition of a 13% stake in Air France-KLM in Feb-2019, prompted the French government to accuse the Dutch one…..

L’État de siège – as yellow vests continue to wreak havoc in Paris air traffic growth will start to slow

Somewhat surprisingly, new data from France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation shows commercial air traffic has risen 4.8% year over year in the first two…..

Forget driverless cars, ‘Stan’ is already using robotics to reinvent valet parking

When we discuss how technology is changing the airport experience we tend to focus on subjects such as common-use, self-service check-in kiosks or increasingly now…..

Singapore, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Germany are home to those most savvy with their spending and saving

With numerous global forecasts highlighting the current economic climate as a major potential factor in short and medium term development across the world – especially…..

The Dutch buy a 12.7% stake in Air France-KLM: Is the government’s decision really all that ‘incomprehensible’ and ‘unexpected’?

 A week after Air France-KLM released its full year 2018 results, the Netherlands’ government moved to acquire a 12.68% stake in the Franco-Dutch airline group,…..

What equipment could Air Tahiti Nui use to potentially launch Papeete-Paris nonstop?

Air Tahiti Nui is clearly not able to eliminate the Los Angeles stop on its Papeete-Paris service as its new fleet of 294-seat Boeing 787-9s…..