EASA proposes narrower runways for large aircraft

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Published: April 25, 2017

European safety regulators are proposing to update airport design requirements which will include formally narrowing the required runway width for high-capacity transport aircraft. The European Aviation Safety Agency has put forward the amendments in a notice of proposed rulemaking, which remains open to consultation until 31 May. EASA says the changes are intended to […]

Italy’s Ernest Airlines eyes international expansion

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Published: April 25, 2017

Italy’s Ernest Airlines could expand into European markets outside of Albania as soon as this winter, commercial director Ilza Xhelo discloses. Speaking to FlightGlobal during Routes Europe in Belfast, Xhelo says the Milan Malpensa-based airline could begin flights to airports in northern and eastern Europe this winter or the 2018 summer season. Ernest Airlines, […]

Ryanair warns UK will need ‘brand new’ open skies agreement

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Published: April 25, 2017

The UK will need to establish a “brand new” open skies arrangement with the European Union following Brexit, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs has suggested. Speaking today at Routes Europe in Belfast, Jacobs said the current open skies is governed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), and because prime minister Theresa May […]

ANALYSIS: Iceland basks in tourism boom

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Published: April 25, 2017

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United plans competitive response to long-haul LCCs

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Published: April 24, 2017

United Airlines plans to up the ante to compete with long-haul low-cost carriers across the Atlantic, president Scott Kirby told employees recently. “We’re going to have to get more aggressive competing with airlines like Norwegian and Wow Air,” he said during an employee meeting at the Star Alliance carrier’s Newark hub earlier in April […]

Belfast International to gain eight new routes

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Published: April 24, 2017

Belfast International airport is to announce eight new international routes in the coming days, managing director Graham Keddie discloses. Speaking to FlightGlobal at the Routes Europe conference in Belfast today, Keddie says that six of the eight routes are to unserved markets and that “one of them is a route which will be the […]

Hawaiian expects A321neos will enter service in 2018

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Published: April 24, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines will likely not place new Airbus A321neos into revenue service until 2018 due to aircraft delivery delays, says chief executive Mark Dunkerley. The company had previously announced the delivery delays, but Dunkerley on 20 April says he doubts Hawaiian will begin A321neo revenue flights until next year. “Sadly, we don’t think we’re […]

Transavia not seeking to replace Munich base

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Published: April 24, 2017

Transavia will not seek to replace its Munich base, which it is closing later this year, with another overseas base and will instead focus on its home markets of France and the Netherlands, its head of network planning Jeroen Erdman discloses. Speaking on a panel at the Routes Europe conference in Belfast today, Erdman […]

INSIGHT FROM FLIGHTSTATS: Exclusive Interview with Alaska Airlines’ COO

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Published: April 24, 2017

Alaska Airlines established a longstanding reputation for being a leading data-driven airline by using performance data to drive strategic decisions in each department. Their commitment to reviewing operational data and analytics has helped them become the Most On-time Major North American Airline for the seventh year in a row. FlightStats’ co-founder, Mark Tilden, sat […]

​INSIGHT FROM AEROPROFESSIONAL: Pilot-training model needs rethink

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Published: April 24, 2017

The content below has been provided by a third party and does not necessarily represent the views or opinion of FlightGlobal A shift away from the pay-to-fly scheme and back towards the model of carriers paying for training is vital to resolving recruitment issues, says AeroProfessional director Sam Sprules It’s time to address the […]

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