Fastjet clears the path for African aviation
For Fastjet – a low-cost airline in an untapped market – "growth hasn't been as dramatic as we had hoped," its chief commercial officer Richard Bodin admits.
Of its many issues, Bodin acknowledges that Africa suffers from a protectionist attitude towards flag carriers along with stifling bureaucracy. "We do encounter varying degrees of corruption," he adds.Read more... in Talking point
What can aviation learn from Aldi?
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair's newly appointed chief marketing officer (CMO), seems intent to show his worth. With only six months in the airline industry you'd expect him to be somewhat flustered when quizzed in front of a room of industry leaders, but his confidence speaks volumes. This man means business.Read more... in Talking point
- Updating the offerings: Aircraft upgrades
- Airline ancillaries rise 1,200 per cent, says report
- AFM Issue 92 out now!
MAS and its bucket of trouble
This week, Malaysian Airlines (MAS) offered a free 101 class in marketing and disaster management.
It started its tutorial by giving an example of what not to do following a fatal incident at your company. How's about asking your potential passengers to write a 'bucket list', compiling all the places they'd like to visit before they die? Well, that's what they did.Read more... in Talking point
- Engine teardown: When’s the right time?
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Sparks fly over seat space
Whichever way you look at it, reclining seats are a contentious issue. You may prefer to rest during your flight, choosing to push back your seat at the earliest opportunity. Or, you may like to work, meaning you want your seat, and the one in front of you, to be upright.
It's a marmite situation and it certainly seems to divide customers. So much so, in fact, that it caused a heated dispute followed by an unscheduled stop and a one and a half hour delay last weekend.Read more... in Talking point