New & Noteworthy: Europe’s state carriers, BA & IT, Aer Lingus, United

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Here are a few new & noteworthy items for, today, Thursday 25 April:

What role do Europe’s small state carriers have to play? (FlightGlobal)

How British Airways is using IT to know more about its passengers and drive ancillary sales (Computer Weekly)

Aer Lingus to wet lease three Boeing 757 aircraft to operate new transatlantic services to as yet unspecified destinations in 2014 (Aer Lingus Corporate)

And a salutary reminder for airlines to never take for granted the operational challenges of airline mergers and their reputations for operational reliability United posts its Q1 results that are markedly behind its peers. (United Continental Holdings Investor Relations)

New & Noteworthy: BA’s A380; Singapore Airlines & Virgin Australia, Willie Walsh on alliances

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Here are a few new & noteworthy items for today, Wednesday 24 April 2013:

British Airways plans twice daily A380 services from London Heathrow to Los Angeles in summer 2014 (Airline Route)

Singapore Airlines increases its stake in Virgin Australia from 9.9% to 19.9% (Singapore Airlines)

International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh on the merit of alliances and industry consolidation (Centre For Aviation)

Etihad acquires a 24% stake in India’s Jet Airways (Bloomberg)

New & Noteworthy: Lufthansa, Qantas, Iberia, Israel Open Skies, Alitalia

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Here are a few new & noteworthy items for today, Sunday 21 April 2013:

Lufthansa flights next week are to be disrupted by industrial action by staff (Lufthansa)

Qantas’ retreat from Europe concludes with the end of its service from Sydney to Frankfurt (Plane Talking)

Iberia imposes further pay cuts on staff under the terms of arbitration as productivity talks with the unions fail to conclude (the pilots union SEPLA did not attend the talks) but has offered to reverse the cuts if talks successfully resume.

An Open Skies agreement between the EU and Israel has prompted industrial action by El Al staff (Bloomberg)

Alitalia still in a parlous financial condition (Financial Times)

New & Noteworthy: CityJet, BA, Qantas, Virgin Australia & America

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Here are a few new & noteworthy items for today, Monday 15 April 2013:

Air France-KLM has lined up two potential bidders (ASL Aviation and Intro Aviation) for its London City short-haul airline CityJet (Irish Times)

The Centre for Aviation looks at British Airways’ long-haul fleet replacement plans (Centre for Aviation)

CAPA also compares the virtual networks of Qantas and Virgin Australia (Centre for Aviation)

Sir Richard Branson complains about the “Big Three” US airlines and the competitive activity by United against Virgin America. This is the same Richard Branson that owns 51% of Virgin Atlantic, with the remaining 49% owned by its forthcoming joint-venture partner Delta.

Finally, Qantas unveils its new uniforms today (Qantas Newsroom)

New & Noteworthy: High speed rail for Australia, IAG, Qantas, Willie Walsh, Sir Richard Branson

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Here are a few new & noteworthy items for today, Thursday 11 April 2013:

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