Rescuing the arch-rival?

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German national carrier Lufthansa is in talks to rescue its arch-rival Air Berlin, ,Handelsblatt´ has learned. Europe‘s biggest airline is negotiating with Gulf carrier Etihad, Air Berlin‘s biggest shareholder with a stake of just under 30 percent, to acquire parts of the struggling airline that has been making losses for the past 10 years.

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Image: Air Berlin

According to Handelblatt Etihad has shored up Air Berlin with credit of several hundred million euros in the past. But Germany‘s second-largest airline has kept on hemorrhaging money because it overreached itself with its ambition to be a premium carrier, budget and charter airline all in one. Lufthansa appears to be interested in taking over all Air Berlin routes that don‘t go via the hubs in Düsseldorf or Berlin, as well as around 40 leased aircraft including their crews.

The planes could join the fleet of Lufthansa‘s budget subsidiary Eurowings. The talks are scheduled to be completed by October at the latest. Up to now the three companies declined to comment.

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July 15th: Boeing celebrates 100 years

centennial-marquee-blue-1500x400Boeings history startet July 15, 1916. From producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane the Company turned in the last 100 years into the world’s largest aerospace company.

http://www.boeing.com/boeing100/

Birthday congretulations also came from competitor Airbus:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/07/13/what-airbus-has-say-boeings-100th-anniversary/87042608/

Once the stuff of dreams…..

http://www.king5.com/tech/science/aerospace/boeing-celebrates-100-years/261860933

List of sources: Boeing, USA Today

Emirates named World’s Best Airline at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016Emirates : Three times Gold

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This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers hailing from more than 104 countries/Image: Emirates

 

 

12 July 2016: Emirates was named the World’s Best Airline 2016 at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2016, in addition to scooping up the awards for World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for a record 12th consecutive year, and Best Airline in the Middle East. 

Based on the results of the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey in the industry, the World’s Best Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s Skytrax awards were based on a total of 19.2 million completed surveys covering 280 airlines, by customers hailing from more than 104 countries. The Skytrax survey measures quality standards across 41 key performance indicators of front-line products and services in the airline industry.

The 2016 World Airline Awards are announced

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You can always go your own way…..

Lorne Riley, Dubai Aiports, presented impressing figures at the Aviation Event 2016 in Frankfurt/Foto: Gregor Schläger

 

 

Lorne Riley, Head of Communications Dubai Airports, was one of the guests of die Aviation Event 2016, at the HOLM in Frankfurt. About 100 deciders of the Aviation Industry and Politicians discussed about Industry 4.0 and its impacts for the Aviation Business und the Society.

The Event is a meanwhile well established dialogue-platform for Politicians and Deciders of the Aviation Industry,.

Lorne Riley startet his presentation, showing impressing figures, with this video.

Some impressions and figures showing the Dubai Airports Ambition

German Aviation presentation JUNE 2016