Cathy Buyck

Cathy Buyck
Brussels Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Brussels, Cathy covers European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO. Most recently, she was senior analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Prior, Cathy was Air Transport World's European Editor/Bureau Chief, leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage for the magazine and the daily online news. She also contributed to ATW’s numerous newsletters and was responsible for ATW’s annual World Airport Report.
She won the 2010/11 European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) Hank McGonagle Journalism Award for a two-part article on the inclusion of aviation in the European ETS and was shortlisted several times for the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year in the Air Transport and Best Strategy/ Finance category. In 2005, she was awarded the ATW Publisher’s Award. Cathy served as president of the Aviation Press Club (Belgium) for many years. She started her career as a journalist working for Belgium’s leading business magazine Trends. Cathy holds a Masters in Modern History from the KULeuven, Belgium, with distinction.

Brussels To Take Action On NAI, NUK Delays By U.S. 
The European Commission (EC) has warned the U.S. government to be more aggressive in resolving the impasse over foreign air carrier permits for Norwegian Air International (NAI) and Norwegian UK (NUK).
Air Europa Pilots Call Off Strike 
After reaching a last-minute agreement with management, Air Europa pilots have abandoned plans for a four-day strike that was due to begin July 30.
Air France-KLM Sees 'Deteriorating Environment' 
Air France-KLM Group has warned of “special concern about France as a destination” in the wake of a string of terrorist incidents in the country.
Ryanair Might Step Up German Capacity Growth 
A transfer of short-haul routes from Air Berlin to Lufthansa could prompt Ryanair to step up its expansion in the German market, the LCC’s chief executive said.
Aftermath Of Brexit, Terrorism Attacks Affect European Carriers  23
European carriers reel from drop in traffic in light of terrorist attacks and other factors that hurt what was projected to be a fairly decent financial year.
Ryanair Maintains Profit Guidance; Traffic Forecast Up 
Ryanair will pivot growth away from the U.K. and focus its expansion plans to other EU countries for the next two years, starting with the next winter schedule.
Airlines Look Into Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes 
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
Airlines Plan Long-Haul Narrowbody Routes  43
The use of narrowbody aircraft for long-haul routes has the potential to undermine legacy carriers’ feeder traffic.
ANA Part Of Boeing Middle-Market Aircraft Focus Group  21
All Nippon Airways is part of a focus group of Boeing airline customers helping to shape the manufacturer’s potential middle-of-the-market aircraft, ANA Holdings Chairman Shinichiro Ito said.
Wizz Air Halves U.K. Capacity Growth On Brexit Vote 
Budapest-based Wizz Air will scale back its planned capacity growth on U.K. routes after the British pound’s sharp devaluation that followed the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU.
Norwegian To Expand U.S. Short-Haul Operations 
Norwegian Air Shuttle will base up to seven Boeing 737-800s in the U.S. and the French Caribbean starting in December, the airline’s CEO said.
BA Cabin Crewmembers Oppose Performance Plan 
British Airways (BA) cabin crewmembers are increasingly concerned that a new performance-measurement plan is being used as a means to replace senior staff with employees on new contracts.
Air France-KLM Expands JV With China Eastern Airlines 
KLM has joined the joint venture (JV) between Air France and China Eastern Airlines, and has added its KL code to the Chinese airline’s recently launched, four-times-weekly service between Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS).
Pilots Protest Conditions At Air Europa Express 
Air Europa is moving full-speed-ahead with its ambitious growth plans, supported by a recent order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. But pilots are dissatisfied with low-cost spinoff Air Europa Express, and have called four days of strikes.
Qatar Airways Expands With Latin American, Italian Airline Deals 
Gulf carrier Qatar Airways continues its expansion strategy: It owns 15% of IAG and now wants 10% of LATAM and 49% of Meridiana.

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