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FastJet Plans 15-Strong Airbus Fleet in Africa Discount Push

FastJet Plans 15-Strong Airbus Fleet in Africa Discount Push | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
FastJet, the African discount airline startup backed EasyJet Plc’s Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said it aims to operate 15 leased Airbus SAS aircraft within a year and will be a prospective customer for new models from the European planemaker and U.S.
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BA to roll out 'Know Me' initiative

The service, which has been developed by the carrier “over several years”, includes the ability for crew to search Google images to enable them to recognise and greet passengers on arrival (BA's 'Know Me' initiative: Crew to search Google images to...
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VIDEO: MAS shows off its A380 at Heathrow

VIDEO: MAS shows off its A380 at Heathrow | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
Malaysia Airlines' shiny new Airbus A380 made its debut this morning at Heathrow's Terminal 4, after introduction on the carrier's flagship Kuala-Lumpur-London service.
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Airbus' Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction jobs

Airbus' Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction jobs | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Airbus should create about 2,500 construction jobs to build a new $600 million airliner assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama, and 400 to 500 full-time jobs once production starts in (Airbus' Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction...
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VIDEO: Time lapse at Atlanta’s airport

VIDEO: Time lapse at Atlanta’s airport | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world. Yet, they don't have a heck of a lot of large aircraft flying in and out.Read more...
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IN FOCUS: China bids to boost airliner manufacturing presence

IN FOCUS: China bids to boost airliner manufacturing presence | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

 At the 2010 Farnborough air show, China's state-owned aircraft manufacturer Comac showcased models of its indigenous projects - the...

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Tiger Airways Australia launches Sydney base

Tiger Airways Australia has begun services from Sydney, its second base.Three Airbus A320 aircraft will progressively be based in Sydney and operate up...
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PICTURE: Thai Smile takes delivery of its first aircraft - Asian Skies

PICTURE: Thai Smile takes delivery of its first aircraft - Asian Skies | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
Thai Smile, a subsidiary of Thai Airways International, has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus A320. The aircraft, named Ubon Ratchathani, was delivered to the carrier on 28 June in Hamburg.
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Lufthansa Regional climbing out of LCY - Flight Image of the Day

Lufthansa Regional climbing out of LCY - Flight Image of the Day | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
AirSpace user Flightstar posted this shot of a Lufthansa Regional Embraer 190 climbing steeply out of London City airport. Credit: Flightstar gallery on flightglobal/AirSpace...
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United Sees No Room For A380 In Long-Haul Fleet... not Yet!

United Sees No Room For A380 In Long-Haul Fleet... not Yet! | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

United Airlines President and CEO Jeffery Smisek is seeking aircraft larger than the Airbus A350-900 for the carrier’s future long-haul fleet, but is discounting the double-deck Airbus A380 for now.

The European manufacturer’s A380 is “probably a little large for what we need”, but the A350-900 on the other hand “might be suboptimal for some of our routes,” Smisek told Aviation Week during a visit to Frankfurt.

The Airbus A380 is however the ideal plane in the future.

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The Timetablist: Air France: Paris-Dakar-Abidjan, September 1960.

The Timetablist: Air France: Paris-Dakar-Abidjan, September 1960. | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

One of Air France's first duties for its shiny new B707s was on the crucial bridge to its colonial capitals: Dakar and Abidjan, which began in September 1960...

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental compared to B747-400... what are the advantages?

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental compared to B747-400... what are the advantages? | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

The 747-8 Intercontinental is the only jetliner in the 400- to 500-seat market, stretched 5.6 m (18.3 ft) from the 747-400 to provide 467 seats in a three-class configuration and a 14,815-km (8,000-nmi) range. Using 787-technology engines, the airplane will be quieter, produce lower emissions, and achieve better fuel economy than any competing jetliner. The 747 Intercontinental will provide nearly equivalent trip costs and 13 percent lower seat-mile costs than the 747-400, plus 26 percent greater cargo volume. Operating economics will offer a significant improvement over the A380. The 747-8 is more than 10 percent lighter per seat than the A380 and will consume 11 percent less fuel per passenger than the 555-seat airplane. That translates into a trip-cost reduction of 21 percent and a seat-mile cost reduction of more than 6 percent, compared to the A380. Both the 747-8 Intercontinental and 747-8 Freighter can use the existing infrastructure and ground equipment at most airports worldwide.

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10 Busiest Airports in Africa | Dissident Nation

10 Busiest Airports in Africa | Dissident Nation | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
A list of the busiest airports in Africa. ... The most recent ranking of African airports based on available public figures from individual carriers. 10. Carthage Airport, Tunisia – 4606033 Passengers.
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Revamped 777X may limit sales prospects of Boeing jumbo | Aspire Aviation

Revamped 777X may limit sales prospects of Boeing jumbo | Aspire Aviation | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

There is little doubt that a possible order bonanza for the re-engined narrowbody offering from Chicago-based Boeing, the 737 MAX, at next week’s Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom (UK) is going to be under the media spotlight. However, as the world’s second-largest aircraft manufacturer mulls an upgrade to its highly popular long-haul twin-jet with a 787-styled composite wing, a lighter airframe with advanced aluminium-lithium (Al-Li) material and a more fuel efficient engine, the sales prospect of Boeing’s 467-seat 747-8I Intercontinental may be undercut by its smaller sibling.

 

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Stelios-Backed FastJet to Announce Fundraising in Coming Weeks

Fastjet, the discount airline for
Africa to be created under the guidance of EasyJet Plc founder
Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said it will announce plans to raise funds
for expansion in the “next few” weeks.
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Busiest Airports in the World

Busiest Airports in the World | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

Each year, the Airports Council International releases data on the busiest airports in the world. What follows is a listing of the twenty busiest airports in the world for passenger traffic, based on finalized 2010 data from the Airports Council International.

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airlinetrends.com » Delta Picks – airline sells products curated by its flight crew

airlinetrends.com » Delta Picks – airline sells products curated by its flight crew | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

Earlier on airlinetrends » Delta Picks – airline sells products curated by its flight crew 

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airlinetrends.com » The Next Frontier: KLM to sell tickets for suborbital space flights

The Next Frontier: KLM to sell tickets for suborbital space flights

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Airbus announces Mobile factory to assemble A320neos

Airbus announces Mobile factory to assemble A320neos | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
Airbus has made it official: A320neos will be assembled in Mobile, Alabama. The fourth final assembly line to support A320 production will add 1,000 jobs...
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In-Flight Entertainment Check: What You'll Get on Each Airline

In-Flight Entertainment Check: What You'll Get on Each Airline | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
On the heels of Frontier announcing it was lowering prices on its video entertainment, we've put together a rundown of what inflight entertainment and Wi-Fi domestic airlines offer on flights in the U.S.
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The Downside of Fuel Hedging

Anyone seen the price of fuel lately? As I write this, oil is hovering around a mere $80 a barrel.
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Ryanair fees 'discriminate' against British fliers - Telegraph

Ryanair fees 'discriminate' against British fliers - Telegraph | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
A strengthening pound means the airline’s £1 to €1 exchange rate is penalising those who book flights in the UK.
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Czech Airlines in the red for 2011

Czech Airlines in the red for 2011 | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
Czech Airlines has announced a pre-tax loss of £7.5 million. The airline blamed financial obligations for leased aircraft and higher fuel prices. The airline is in its second year of a three-year...
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The Boeing 727 made history after its brother the B707

The Boeing 727 made history after its brother the B707 | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it

The Boeing 727 is a mid-size narrow-body three-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It can carry 149 to 189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,400 to 2,700 nautical miles (4,400 to 5,000 km) nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use fairly short runways at smaller airports. It has three Pratt & Whitney JT8D engines below the T-tail, one on each side of the fuselage with a center engine that connects through an S-duct to an inlet at the base of the fin.
The 727 followed the 707 quad-jet airliner with which it shares its upper fuselage cross-section and cockpit design. The 727-100 first flew in February 1963 and entered service with Eastern Air Lines in February 1964; the stretched 727-200 flew in July 1967 and entered service with Northeast Airlines that December. The 727 became a mainstay of airlines' domestic route networks and was also used on short- and medium-range international routes. Passenger, freighter, and convertible versions of the 727 were built.

On the picture with the Pan Am livery.

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China’s ABC Leasing orders 45 C919s

China’s ABC Leasing orders 45 C919s | Allplane: Airlines Strategy & Marketing | Scoop.it
China's ABC Financial Leasing has ordered 45 Comac C919 aircraft. The order by the Agricultural Bank of China's leasing arm is the second for the narrowbody...
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