US disruption management needs a shake up, say passengers
US travellers want a revamp of how airlines and agents manage travel disruptions, a report by FlightView data says.
According to the flight information company, the US had a "disastrous" 2014 winter travel season (from October 2013 to March 2014,) which saw 136,649 flights cancelled across the country.Read more... in Talking point
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One to one: John Rishton, CEO, Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Group's underlying 2014 revenue will be lower than estimated, the company has announced. This year's revenue will be 3.5 per cent to four per cent lower than 2013, while it was previously estimated to be flat. This excludes adverse foreign exchange translation, estimated at £500m.Read more... in Focus
Emirates’ Clark casts doubt on MH370 search
Seven months after flight MH370 went missing without trace, head of Emirates Airlines, Tim Clark, has cast doubts over whether it landed in the Indian Ocean as investigators have claimed.
Speaking to German newspaper, Der Spiegel, Clark said he does not believe the plane crashed after flying on autopilot until it ran out of fuel. "MH370 was, in my opinion, under control, probably until the very end," he said.Read more... in Talking point
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UK and US security grapple to stop the spread of Ebola
England and the US are to start screening for Ebola at airports and other terminals.
The US will screen travellers arriving from West Africa at five its main airports, starting this weekend. Its officials said staff would take passengers' temperature using a thermometer that does not require physical contact.Screening will be conducted at New York JFK International Airport, Washington-Dulles, Newark Liberty, Chicago O'Hare, and Atlanta international airports. Travellers arriving from areas with Ebola will be screened at the UK's Heathrow, Gatwick and the Eurostar terminals, which receive fast rail passengers from Paris. Read more... in Talking point
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Europe's illegal state aid: What does it mean for LCCs?
EU regulators have ordered a number of budget airlines and their European airports to pay back millions of euros in illegal subsidies, it was made public yesterday.
The ruling could significantly affect Europe's low-cost model and the availability of cheap flights to secondary airports.Read more... in Talking point
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