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Airline Weekly - March 28, 2016

Airline Weekly - March 28, 2016 - Mergers on their Minds: Will Europe’s anemic airline sector see more consolidation? Lufthansa seems to hope so.

Cover Story MERGERS ON THEIR MINDS: WILL EUROPE’S ANEMIC AIRLINE SECTOR SEE MORE CONSOLIDATION? LUFTHANSA SEEMS TO HOPE SO. Airlines are often the chief economic victims of terrorism. But last week’s incidents in Brussels hit even closer to home than usual, with one of the attacks happening at the city’s airport. That raises the gloomy specter of higher security costs, as well as another demand...

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Airline Weekly - January 25, 2016

Airline Weekly - January 25, 2016 - From Europe to Asia: A tale of dreamers, tweeners and other trans-Siberian schemers

Cover Story FROM EUROPE TO ASIA: A TALE OF DREAMERS, TWEENERS AND OTHER TRANS-SIBERIAN SCHEMERS When Europe’s airlines look west, they see a transatlantic market buzzing with joint ventures, LCC new entrants and carriers like Air Canada, SAS and Aer Lingus all growing rapidly. But when Europe’s airlines look east, they see a landscape no less dynamic. Indeed, the airline market between Europe...

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Airline Weekly - Sept. 7, 2015

Airline Weekly - Sept. 7, 2015 - A Season to Believe: In Europe this fall, big changes are underway. Will they mean good things or bad for airlines?

Cover Story A SEASON TO BELIEVE: IN EUROPE THIS FALL, BIG CHANGES ARE UNDERWAY. WILL THEY MEAN GOOD THINGS OR BAD FOR AIRLINES? The leaves are changing color. The weather’s getting cooler. And it now costs more to book a Lufthansa ticket through a global distribution system. Welcome to autumn in Europe, where Lufthansa’s controversial new distribution strategy to charge €16 extra for indirect...

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Airline Weekly - May 25, 2015

Airline Weekly - May 25, 2015 - Trading Places: In one of 10 key trends, European airlines are—like a 1980s film plot—swapping roles

Cover Story TRADING PLACES: IN ONE OF 10 KEY TRENDS, EUROPEAN AIRLINES ARE—LIKE A 1980S FILM PLOT—SWAPPING ROLES In the late 1980s, a succession of terrible films with names like “Vice Versa,” “18 Again!” and “Like Father, Like Son”—collectively known as the “body swap genre”—all depicted someone acting like someone else. Kirk Cameron was old. George Burns was young. The explanation...

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Airline Weekly - September 15, 2014

Airline Weekly - September 15, 2014 - The Surge: Air France/KLM thinks Transavia can beat easyJet and others at their own game

Cover Story THE SURGE: AIR FRANCE/KLM THINKS TRANSAVIA CAN BEAT EASYJET AND OTHERS AT THEIR OWN GAME Air France/KLM, it seems, knows how to right its wrongs. As detailed in Airline Weekly’s May 19 cover story, the airline faced an alarming streak of huge losses that galvanized it to cut capacity, reduce capital spending, renegotiate labor contracts, downsize cargo operations, upgrade longhaul products,...

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Airline Weekly - June 16, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 16, 2014 - Flight of the Living Dead: Zombie airlines are haunting Europe’s excessively fragmented airline sector

Cover Story FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ZOMBIE AIRLINES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE’S EXCESSIVELY FRAGMENTED AIRLINE SECTOR Forget the strike-prone labor unions, the government austerity, the economic doldrums, the high taxation, the overregulation, the expensive airports, the opposition to airport expansion, the wasteful Eurocontrol regime, the heavy seasonal swings, the night curfews, the capacity growth...

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Airline Weekly - November 25, 2013

Airline Weekly - November 25, 2013 - Getting Hammered: For European longhaul airlines, pressure from Gulf carriers continues

Cover Story GETTING HAMMERED: FOR EUROPEAN LONGHAUL AIRLINES, PRESSURE FROM GULF CARRIERS CONTINUES European airlines watched with horror last week as Gulf carriers ordered another 400 widebody aircraft, auguring huge competitive capacity increases. Worse yet, all this demand for new planes is pushing up aircraft ownership costs for airlines everywhere—even Ryanair, which normally couldn’t care...

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June 3, 2013

June 3, 2013 - The Wander Years: For Europe’s Big Three, the current decade is off to a miserable start

Cover Story THE WANDER YEARS: FOR EUROPE’S BIG THREE, THE CURRENT DECADE IS OFF TO A MISERABLE START In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Europe’s Big Three airlines—Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways—were feeling good about themselves. Profits recovered quickly, their U.S. counterparts were in a death spiral and Gulf carriers were not yet a major threat. Then came the fuel...

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Airline Weekly - March 18, 2013

Airline Weekly - March 18, 2013 - Here Comes the Sun? Not so Fast: Europe’s airline industry will benefit from big reforms, but don’t get too excited

Cover Story HERE COMES THE SUN? NOT SO FAST: EUROPE’S AIRLINE INDUSTRY WILL BENEFIT FROM BIG REFORMS, BUT DON’T GET TOO EXCITED Finally, the darkest storm clouds seem to have passed in a region that will take whatever good news it can get. But hold off, for now, on any forecast that the sun will come out tomorrow. For 2012’s fourth quarter, European airlines that have thus far reported did...

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Airline Weekly - December 3, 2012

Airline Weekly - December 3, 2012 - The E.U. Flu: Europe’s airline business, healthy LCCs aside, is sick. Are cuts and consolidation the cure?

Cover Story THE E.U. FLU: EUROPE’S AIRLINE BUSINESS, HEALTHY LCCS ASIDE, IS SICK. ARE CUTS AND CONSOLIDATION THE CURE? The U.S. airline market needed three giant mergers, newly discovered ancillary revenues, tight cost control and a whole lot of capacity cutting to induce an unprecedented state of stable, post-recession profitability. Can the same be achieved in Europe? To be sure, the economic...

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Airline Weekly - September 3, 2012

Airline Weekly - September 3, 2012 - Descending Into Darkness: Why Europe’s airline sector, now deeply troubled, is no longer defying macroeconomic trends

Cover Story DESCENDING INTO DARKNESS: WHY EUROPE’S AIRLINE SECTOR, NOW DEEPLY TROUBLED, IS NO LONGER DEFYING MACROECONOMIC TRENDS At first glance, the statistics tell a tale of success. Indeed, most European airlines made money this spring, in many cases while maintaining healthy capacity growth. E.U. airport traffic actually grew 1% during the first half of the year, according to Airports Council...

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Airline Weekly - June 4, 2012

Airline Weekly - June 4, 2012 - Short Selling: Europe’s shorthaul market remains a mess. But reforms are taking hold as summer approaches

Cover Story SHORT SELLING: EUROPE’S SHORTHAUL MARKET REMAINS A MESS. BUT REFORMS ARE TAKING HOLD AS SUMMER APPROACHES Europe’s shorthaul airline market is not small. But nor is it profitable, at least for most of the airlines serving it. In 2010, according to data published last month, the number of air travelers flying within or between the 27 nations of the European Union reached 486m—call...

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Airline Weekly - March 19, 2012

Airline Weekly - March 19, 2012 - Not as Bad as it Looks: Europe’s airlines, despite endless hardship, survived last year in surprisingly decent shape

Cover Story NOT AS BAD AS IT LOOKS: EUROPE’S AIRLINES, DESPITE ENDLESS HARDSHIP, SURVIVED LAST YEAR IN SURPRISINGLY DECENT SHAPE Europe’s economic woes are troubling enough for the continent’s hard-pressed airlines. And government policies—crippling aviation taxes, an emissions trading scheme, expensive passenger rights laws, opposition to airport expansion, airport curfews, subsidies for...

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Airline Weekly - September 5, 2011

Airline Weekly - September 5, 2011 - Three Falling: Lufthansa, Air France/KLM and BA/Iberia complete a first half they’d rather forget

Cover Story THREE FALLING: LUFTHANSA, AIR FRANCE/KLM AND BA/IBERIA COMPLETE A FIRST HALF THEY’D RATHER FORGET How do you run an airline when your fuel costs spike, your governments levy punishing taxes, your unions are restless, your home market is in a debt crisis and two of your most important overseas markets suffer severe disruptions? Ask Europe’s Big Three. It ain’t easy being Lufthansa,...

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Airline Weekly - May 31, 2011

Airline Weekly - May 31, 2011 - Trouble in Europe: Last quarter was one most European carriers would rather forget. So what’s next?

Cover Story TROUBLE IN EUROPE: LAST QUARTER WAS ONE MOST EUROPEAN CARRIERS WOULD RATHER FORGET. SO WHAT’S NEXT? This time will be different, Europe’s airlines say. And maybe they’re right: the latest ash clouds spewing from Iceland’s volcanoes really won’t paralyze aviation like they did last spring. If nothing else, officials are better prepared now. Probably true. But it’s hard to see...

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Airline Weekly - February 5, 2007

Airline Weekly - February 5, 2007 - In Europe and Beyond: Continent’s shorthaul airlines well positioned to grow

Cover Story IN EUROPE AND BEYOND: CONTINENT’S SHORTHAUL AIRLINES WELL POSITIONED TO GROW When Ryanair discusses its latest financial figures today, it will surely reiterate its intention to double in size by 2012. It will, after all, increase the size of its fleet by nearly 120 new planes between now and then. Its rival easyJet, meanwhile, has 104 A319s on order, while Air Berlin’s order book...

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Airline Weekly - December 11, 2006

Airline Weekly - December 11, 2006 - An Urge to Merge in Europe?: Europe’s fractured airline industry is pondering the future of consolidation

Cover Story AN URGE TO MERGE IN EUROPE?: EUROPE’S FRACTURED AIRLINE INDUSTRY IS PONDERING THE FUTURE OF CONSOLIDATION U.S. airlines aren’t the only ones weighing the merits of consolidation as an antidote to years of losses and instability. Their European counterparts have mergers and acquisitions on their minds as well. That’s the case despite having collectively weathered the economic shocks...

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Airline Weekly - November 14, 2005

Airline Weekly - November 14, 2005 - Stuck In Europe’s Middle: Clouds Darken for Many of Europe’s Mid-Sized Legacy Carriers

Cover Story STUCK IN EUROPE’S MIDDLE: CLOUDS DARKEN FOR MANY OF EUROPE’S MID-SIZED LEGACY CARRIERS Europe, with its grand traditions and cultures, likes to celebrate its past. But preserving it can be difficult in a fast-changing world. Just as McDonalds appears near the bistros on the Champs-Elysees, and Chinese-made shoes replace Italian ones, new airlines are challenging the old, forcing some...

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Airline Weekly - June 6, 2005

Airline Weekly - June 6, 2005 - Between Europe & Asia: Airlines Benefit As Demand Booms, Barriers Fall

Cover Story BETWEEN EUROPE & ASIA: AIRLINES BENEFIT AS DEMAND BOOMS, BARRIERS FALL There goes the neighborhood. Or so they might say at a European legacy airline. Markets close to home are now flooded with unruly LCCs making money with lower costs, fewer amenities and new ways of thinking. Shorthaul Europe is not Kansas anymore. But fortunately, there is salvation abroad, namely Asia, where markets...

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Airline Weekly - February 17, 2005

Airline Weekly - February 17, 2005 - Europe’s Sunny Getaway: Spain Sees Big Benefits As Air Traffic Booms

Cover Story EUROPE’S SUNNY GETAWAY: SPAIN SEES BIG BENEFITS AS AIR TRAFFIC BOOMS In a world plagued with chronic underdevelopment, Spain is a shining beacon of hope. Burdened with widespread poverty, international isolation and an oppressive dictatorship not much more than a generation ago, the country has since joined the ranks of wealthy, democratic nations. How did it do it? Strong leadership...

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Airline Weekly - September 24, 2007

Airline Weekly - September 24, 2007 - European Unification: Continental consolidation now imminent, starting with Alitalia

Cover Story EUROPEAN UNIFICATION: CONTINENTAL CONSOLIDATION NOW IMMINENT, STARTING WITH ALITALIA In the U.S., airlines are thinking long and hard about consolidation. In Europe, they’re consolidating. Last week, it was Germany’s Air Berlin leading the charge again, announcing its fourth airline takeover in little more than a year. The latest target is leisure-oriented Condor, which pursues a...

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Airline Weekly - September 21, 2009

Airline Weekly - September 21, 2009 - Bless the Distress: Europe’s LCCs, like those elsewhere, are posting strong results in the downturn

Cover Story BLESS THE DISTRESS: EUROPE’S LCCS, LIKE THOSE ELSEWHERE, ARE POSTING STRONG RESULTS IN THE DOWNTURN Like their counterparts everywhere else, low-cost carriers in Europe are enjoying the economic misery. Or so suggest their second quarter financial results. The continent’s four largest LCCs to report Q2 results—Ryanair, Air Berlin, Norwegian and Vueling—collectively generated more...

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Airline Weekly - August 2, 2010

Airline Weekly - August 2, 2010 - The Transatlantic Flip: America’s Big Five now outperforming Europe’s Big Three

NOTE: THIS ISSUE HAPPENS TO BE OUR FREE SAMPLE. DOWNLOAD IT NOW [1]. Cover Story THE TRANSATLANTIC FLIP: AMERICA’S BIG FIVE NOW OUTPERFORMING EUROPE’S BIG THREE It used to be the other way around. For much of the past decade, the largest international airlines in the U.S. looked upon their European counterparts with envy—in turn quite a change from the 1990s, when Washington had to work hard...

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Airline Weekly - March 1, 2010

Airline Weekly - March 1, 2010 - Scope Opera: Tensions build as pilot outsourcing ruffles union feathers

Cover Story SCOPE OPERA: TENSIONS BUILD AS PILOT OUTSOURCING RUFFLES UNION FEATHERS For baseball players and European airline passengers, it’s three strikes and you’re out of luck. Last week, France, Greece and Germany all experienced labor strikes that severely disrupted air travel, leaving scores of passengers stranded. Airlines, naturally, were left with big losses. In Greece and France, government-employed...

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Airline Weekly - June 7, 2010

Airline Weekly - June 7, 2010 - Europe’s Funk: E.U. carriers hit with a barrage of setbacks. Can they recover?

Cover Story EUROPE’S FUNK: E.U. CARRIERS HIT WITH A BARRAGE OF SETBACKS. CAN THEY RECOVER? For Europe’s embattled airlines, the swirl of bad news just keeps getting worse. Last week, even the indomitable Ryanair posted a heavy loss in the January-to-March quarter—and that’s before any ash cloud losses. It’s hard to conceive of a more toxic brew of developments weighing on the E.U.’s airline...

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