Alan Dron


Based in London, Alan is Europe & Middle East correspondent at Air Transport World.

A daily newspaper journalist in the UK and Middle East for 15 years, he then joined the UK's most successful corporate publishing company before setting up his own company in 2004. He has worked with ATW since 2014.


Air Seychelles A320neo
Air Seychelles takes Africa’s first A320neo
Air Seychelles has taken delivery of the first Airbus A320neo to be operated by an African or Indian Ocean carrier.
Royal Jordanian returns to 1H profit on turnaround measures
Royal Jordanian (RJ) reported a first-half net income of JD1.5 million ($2.1 million), reversed from a JD12.7 million net loss a year ago, as the carrier said it continues to see positive results from its turnaround plan.
Rendering of A321XLR
Airbus 1H net profit soars on higher delivery, exchange rates 
Airbus reported a considerable jump in first-half net profit, which more than doubled to almost €1.2 billion ($1.36 billion), compared to €496 million a year ago.
British Airways Boeing 777-300ER
British Airways loses appeal to avert pilot strike
British Airways (BA) has lost its latest attempt July 31 to block pilots from staging a strike, as the likelihood of industrial action increased at the height of the summer holiday season.
Virgin Atlantic plans to end A340 operations by 2020
Virgin Atlantic plans to end its Airbus A340 operations by the end of the year, a spokeswoman told ATW July 29.
Uganda Airlines to begin CRJ900 services in August
New African flag carrier Uganda Airlines expects to launch initial services in August, after the country’s aviation regulator awarded an air operator’s certificate (AOC), which was officially handed over at the company’s annual meeting July 29.
Loganair returns to profitability, expects revenue growth
Scottish regional airline Loganair posted a net profit of £812,000 ($1 million) for the 2018-19 financial year, reversing a previous £7.4 million loss.
Air Nostrum CRJ1000
European authorities approve Air Nostrum-CityJet merger
The European Commission has approved the proposed merger of Spain’s Air Nostrum and Ireland-based CityJet, a move that brings the creation of what will be Europe’s largest regional airline one step closer.
Analysis: Airlines call EU flight-delay compensation rule safety risk
European carriers seek more balanced flight delay compensation regulation.
2019 World Airline Report Middle East Analysis 
Gulf carriers face challenges within and outside the region.
Wizz Air A321neo
Wizz Air swings to profit in 1Q on 25% revenue boost
Wizz Air made a strong start to its financial year, with a combination of firmer fares and the growing number of new-generation aircraft in its fleet, allowing the Central and Eastern European LCC to turn around its financial figures.
British Airways Boeing 777-300ER
British Airways loses legal action to block pilot strikes
British Airways (BA) on July 23 failed in a legal attempt to block a planned strike action by pilots, but immediately said it intends to appeal the decision.
British Airways Boeing 787-9
BA temporarily halts Cairo flights citing security concerns
British Airways has suspended its London Heathrow-Cairo services for a week because of unspecified security concerns.
Gatwick expansion plan gets public thumbs-up, says airport 
London’s Gatwick Airport has received a largely positive response to development plans over the next 15 years, with public support for making greater use of existing facilities.
Lessor BOC Aviation sells 17 aircraft 
Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation has agreed to sell a portfolio of 17 aircraft to Silver Aircraft Lease Investment and affiliates (SLVRR 2019-1).
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