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Airlines: EU takes aim at takeovers

While consolidation of the European airline industry seems to be the inevitable direction of history, the EU (but not only the EU) seems intent on strictly checking any potential infringement of competition and thus protecting the consumer. The first...

Air France-KLM’s astonishing return to health

Air France-KLM's latest investor day was a real surprise. Of course, it was clear that the Franco-Dutch group was doing better than in the past, but apart from insiders and a few very astute observers, it's unlikely that the...

Riyadh Air: a young airline with the potential to change the alliances game?

There is every reason to believe that Riyadh Air will be a major global airline in the foreseeable future, and the logical question is whether it can tip the balance of power between global alliances. When the Gulf States decide...

What about the codeshare between Etihad and TAP?

Etihad has been multiplying its codeshare agreements of late, but while the most recent ones seemed to make a certain amount of sense, the latest one with TAP may tell us more about the airline's real strategy. Etihad and...

ITA leaves moves from terminal 2F to 2B at Paris Charles-de-Gaulle airport

ITA Airways is moving terminals in Paris Charles-de-Gaulle. An expected decision, even if its destination terminal comes as a surprise. It came in the form of a terse press release on the airline's website: From the 13th of December 2023...

Air France-KLM and SAS: what to expect next?

Air France-KLM's acquisition of a stake in SAS is unlikely to change anything in the short term, and even in the long term there are a number of grey areas. Since the deal was announced, customers of both airlines...

Aircalin celebrates its 40th anniversary with a film and a new tagline

Aircalin, the New Caledonian airline, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an international campaign supported by a film and a new signature. Its new slogan, " New Caledonia, it's in our nature", is a reminder of its engagement with people...

Towards a new balance of power in European airline industry? Yes and no.

There's a lot of talk that the consolidation underway will totally change the European air transport landscape, with a new balance of power. In practice, this is true, but there are many nuances to consider. With IAG buying Air Europa,...

Rescuing an airline pays off!

Much has been written about state aid to airlines during the COVID period, but governments ended up with substantial profits. 4 billion in guaranteed loans for Air France (plus 3 billion in shareholder loans from the government), 9 billion for...

SAS and Etihad announce code-share agreement: a coincidence?

SAS and Etihad have just announced a code-sharing and reciprocal benefits agreement for their loyalty programs, the timing of which can only be questioned. SAS and Etihad share code SAS and Etihad will share their codes, so that the Scandinavian airline's...