Aviation: Ryanair’s jibe over BA’s ‘wrong destination’ flight backfires

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Ryanair’s social media dig at British Airways has backfired after customers responded with a barrage of tweets telling the Irish carrier it needed to get its own house in order. Michael O’Leary’s airline poked fun at BA after news one of its flights landed in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake. It tweeted a picture of the book Geography for […]

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Aviation: RyanAir seeks to over 120 Alitalia Aircraft and Routes as Airlines sinks further

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Ryanair Chief Executive, Michael O’Leary, announced on Thursday, August 31, that the low-cost carrier intends to bid for 90 of Alitalia’s planes and associated routes. Although it has indicated that it intends to operate the planes with existing cabin crew and staff, some redundancies and aircraft lease restructuring will likely be required. Alitalia has been under special administration, the second […]

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Aviation: Sorry Turkish Airline, Air France is the European King over Africa

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Africa is huge, but the following is for all of Africa – including the very popular Morocco-Algeria-Tunisia top. There are many ways of looking at ‘biggest’: weekly frequencies; destinations served; ASK/ASM; FTK/M; number of seats each week. In terms of European airlines to Africa by number of weekly seats (one way w/c 14th September 2016) and share of the market […]

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Aviation: Economic Downturn, Fuel Scarcity Threatening Existence of Nigerian Carriers- Mbanuzuo

Dana Air’s Accountable Manager, Obi Mbanuzuo warns that Nigerian airlines may go under except urgent action is taken by the government to salvage the situation. He spoke to Chinedu Eze. Excerpts: How is fuel scarcity impacting on your operations? One of Dana’s main selling points is on-time performance and onboard service. Currently the on-time performance has been affected by the […]

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Morocco targets 160, 000 West Africans travellers in 2016

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Morocco is seeking to attract more visitors from Russia, China and West Africa, as instability in nearby countries deters tourists from traditional European markets. Plans to open new air routes are in motion, Minister of Tourism Lahcen Haddad said in an interview in Rabat following a visit by King Mohammed VI to Russia. “Russia offers us a big opportunity,” he […]

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Airline chiefs to press for cuts in air traffic control and airport charges

By Barry O’Halloran Airline chiefs such as Michael O’Leary and Willie Walsh are putting aside their rivalries to campaign for cuts in airport and air traffic control charges. A new organisation, Airlines for Europe (A4E), made up of Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG, Air France-KLM, Easyjet and Lufthansa, launched in Amsterdam yesterday with a call for lower costs and more efficiency […]

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