Helen Massy-Beresford

Aviation Week


ANALYSIS: Ryanair’s scheduling mess has consequences for its cost base
Canceled flights and disgruntled customers; reprimands from regulators and slower growth are the fallout from Ryanair's allocation of pilots’ leave.
Volotea Boeing 717
Volotea considers moving headquarters from Barcelona 
Spanish LCC Volotea Airlines is considering moving its headquarters from Barcelona amid political turmoil in Catalonia following the region’s contested independence vote.
Lufthansa A320
Lufthansa signs deal for large portion of airberlin assets 
Lufthansa has signed a €210 million ($249 million) deal to take over a large part of bankrupt airberlin’s assets, including NIKI and regional carrier LGW, in a move that will give its low-cost Eurowings affiliate a boost.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Belgium takes legal action against Ryanair over flight cancellations 
Belgium’s deputy prime minister is launching legal action against Ryanair for unfair commercial practices as the fallout from the Irish LCC’s cancellation of thousands of flights—which came about after it mishandled scheduling of pilots’ leave—continues.
Emirates-flydubai codeshare to add 29 new destinations 
Dubai-based Emirates Airline is adding 29 new destinations to its network through codeshares with flydubai, following a partnership agreement the two government-owned carriers reached in July.
Alitalia A330-200
Deadline extended for Alitalia bidders 
Alitalia’s special administrators have given interested parties longer to make binding bids for the struggling Italian airline.
EU Parliament limits airlines’ emissions exemption 
The European Parliament has voted to limit airlines’ exemption from paying for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from intercontinental flights until 2020, pending the introduction of a new global program to offset the emissions from air transport.
Schiphol management selects new terminal design 
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design for a new terminal, as it moves ahead with expansion plans to increase capacity.
Alitalia aircraft at FCO
Monarch owner Greybull mulls Alitalia bid 
Greybull Capital, the owner of Monarch Airlines, is the latest company to emerge as interested in Alitalia, highlighting the possibility that the Italian flag carrier’s operations could be sold off separately—even though Italy’s government has stated a preference for a sale of the company as a whole.
Alitalia A330-300
Alitalia short-listed bidders given deadline 
A short list of interested parties will get access to Alitalia’s data room and have until July 21 to submit non-binding proposals for the carrier’s future to its special administrators, Alitalia said in a statement.
Airbus to add combo recorders on long-range aircraft 
Airbus will fit new fixed and deployable combined flight data and voice recorders as standard on long-range aircraft starting in 2019 in a bid to make it easier to find aircraft wreckage in the event of an accident over the sea.
Norwegian Boeing 787-8
Norwegian considers feeder flights with easyJet, Ryanair 
Low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian is talking to the UK’s easyJet and Ireland’s Ryanair about linking up its low-cost long-haul flights and their low-cost short-haul flights in a feeder arrangement.
Brexit uncertainty creates biggest risk for European airports 
Europe’s airports believe uncertainty surrounding the UK’s planned exit from the European Union (EU), or Brexit, is the biggest risk facing the sector, delegates told the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe general assembly.
Alitalia Boeing 777-200
Alitalia special commissioners begin sale process 
Alitalia’s special commissioners have called on parties willing to buy or restructure the insolvent airline to express their interest in doing so.
A laptop passes a US Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.
EU seeks US cooperation on electronics ban
European officials have invited their US counterparts to Europe for talks on aviation security in a bid to make their voices heard, as European airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean brace for an expected extension of the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins.