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Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family

While Boeing keeps talking about a better MAX or an all new MoM jet, Airbus is keeping quiet and winning the orders for its alternatives

Airbus America delivers first airliner, what next?

Airbus America delivers first airliner, what next?

Airbus is being quiet about its American manufacturing ambitions, but it can take advantage of US federal finance help for any export sales as it begins A320 deliveries from Mobile, Alabama

Airbus America liftoff is about global restructuring of jet making

Airbus America liftoff is about global restructuring of jet making

The practice of aerospace manufacturing as a global rather than national business took another symbolic step up overnight with the first flight of an Airbus A321 made in Mobile, Alabama.

What if JetBlue had entered the Australian airline scene?

What if JetBlue had entered the Australian airline scene?

JetBlue has ‘delighted’ Wall Street but disappointed consumers by giving in to demands to downgrade its generously spacious cabins, cram in more seats, and charge for checked bags.

JetBlue’s newly minted first class poses dilemma for Qantas, Virgin

JetBlue’s newly minted first class poses dilemma for Qantas, Virgin

JetBlue doesn’t, and never will, fly in Australia. But as a successful, and until now single cabin low fare airline, its about face when it comes to multi-class transcontinental flights across America will be much studied by Qantas, Virgin Australia, in terms of what its initiatives might mean for them or their respective low fare […]

JetBlue adds to election blues for Australian airlines

JetBlue adds to election blues for Australian airlines

Australian airlines always take a hit in business travel in an election period. But a video from US airline JetBlue this morning gives them something else to worry about

Would Virgin and Qantas be interested in JetBlue suites?

Would Virgin and Qantas be interested in JetBlue suites?

JetBlue’s sudden embrace of ultra premium suites for US transcontinental A321 services must surely turn heads in Virgin Australia and Qantas.

Chaos, order and choice in airline seats

Chaos, order and choice in airline seats

Jetstar’s move to sell access to the forward seat rows for a $5 surcharge on its cheapest fares may be a relief to those who have flown on low cost airlines in other parts of the world. On Ryanair, easyJet and WizzAir for example, you pay about the same as an extra charge just to […]

Desperate times: Dismissal proof air fares offered in America

Desperate times: Dismissal proof air fares offered in America

New York based ‘hip’ low cost airline JetBlue has launched dismissal proof air fares in the epicentre of the global financial crisis. Under its Promise Program, most buyers of air fares will be eligible for a full refund if they are fired before they fly. Small businesses and large families can claim refunds on bookings […]

Lufthansa & the Virgins, will they make love or war?

Lufthansa & the Virgins, will they make love or war?

An intensely interesting situation has arisen in Europe after Lufthansa assumed outright control of UK carrier bmi after chairman Sir Michael Bishop exercised a £318 million option to sell them his stake, lifting the German carrier’s equity to 80%. Sir Richard Branson, who shares Virgin Atlantic 51:49 with the less than thrilled owners of Singapore […]