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Levelling the Playing field

If, as they say, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” then Norwegian must be walking under a halo now. The much-expected announcement of the new IAG low-cost long-haul carrier “Level” last week once again highlights the increasing development of low cost long-haul services. It also highlights both how hard it is for legacy carriers to lower their cost bases further and the impact that carriers such as Norwegian have had in the market in such a short space of time.

 

TURKEY's short term problem

It’s not a good time to be a Turkey, either the bird type or the country. For the birds  Thanksgiving and the Seasonal Holidays are looming; for the country, a decade of rapidly growing aviation  has been followed by a dramatic meltdown in capacity and frequency as the continued impact of terrorism sadly impacts demand.

 

A BUSY WEEK

John Grant has had a busy week.  Presenting at our inaugural China-Europe Air Transport Symposium on Tuesday, and he also managed to find time to turn his mind to issues closer to home, talking to Routesonline about Brexit and the likely long term impacts.

 

CHINA-EUROPE AIR TRANSPORT SYMPOSIUM: BOOK YOUR PLACE

This week British Airways and China Eastern Airlines announced a partnership which will see the carriers code-sharing on flights between China and the UK, VisitBritain opened another office in China and Alibaba, China’s online giant, said it aims to have its mobile payment app available in major London stores by October to make paying for souvenirs even easier for Chinese visitors.