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.

SAS Extends Carry-On-Only Fares 
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will be offering its cheapest “SAS Go Light” fares ...
Portuguese Government Reverses TAP Privatization 
TAP Portugal’s management is confident it will be able to continue its fleet renewal and route restructuring despite the U-turn by the Portuguese government on privatizing the flag carrier.
EU Commissioner Bulc To Discuss Norwegian In Washington 
European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc intends to discuss Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) and Norwegian Air UK’s (NUK) pending applications for permission to serve the U.S., at high-level meetings in Washington later this month, Aviation Daily has learned.
British Airways To Launch London Stansted Flights 
British Airways (BA) will be flying from London Stansted Airport (STN) this summer to four leisure destinations, a move which will bring it in direct competition with Ryanair or possibly is a precursor to a new cooperation with Europe’s largest LCC.
ASL Aviation To Buy TNT’s Airlines 
ASL Aviation Group will expand its business with a further two airlines and increase its fleet from 100 to more than 130 aircraft, following a deal to acquire the airline operations of TNT Express (TNT).
Ireland Sees Aviation As Key To Its Economy  3
From aircraft leasing to MRO to air navigation, Ireland’s government seeks to encourage innovation and growth in providing aviation-related services.
Aviation Authority Aims To Expand Ireland's Leasing Market Share 
The seeds for a successful aircraft leasing paradigm were sown early in Ireland’s aviation past and continue to bear fruit.
Ryanair’s Metamorphosis Is Proving Successful  2
Europe’s largest airline by passenger count, Ryanair, is seeing accelerated growth as a result of its “Always Getting Better” campaign, which highlights customer service.
Norwegian Arranges New Financing For Narrowbodies 
Norwegian Air Shuttle’s wholly owned Dublin-based leasing subsidiary, Arctic Aviation Assets, has arranged for pre-delivery payment financing (PDP) for 50 Airbus 320neos scheduled for delivery from this year through 2019.
Irish Civil Aviation Authority Urges EU To Act On NAI 
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) believes it is high time that the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) approves Norwegian Air International’s application for a foreign air carrier permit, saying the EU should take responsibility for ensuring its approval under the EU-U.S. open skies agreement.
Kenya Airways sells 777-200s, Replaces CFO 
Kenya Airways replaced Alex Mbugua, its long-standing group finance director, on Jan. 19, as it implements a comprehensive restructuring process to secure its survival and end years of losses.
Cargolux Clears Chinese JV, Plans Fleet Growth 
Cargolux will expand the group’s fleet of full freighters from 25 aircraft to 30 by the end of 2017, with three Boeing 747Fs operated by its planned Chinese venture, Cargolux China.
Ryanair And Cabin Crew Agree To New Pay Deal 
Ryanair has concluded negotiations with cabin crew across Europe about a new five-year labor agreement.
Iberia Airbus A320
Iberia Launches Flights To Tokyo And Shanghai 
Iberia is expanding beyond its traditional long-haul markets to start its first-ever flights to China, and will relaunch Tokyo flights in October.
A4E Formally Launches, Elects Managing Director 
Airlines for Europe (A4E), the new association formed by Europe’s five largest carriers, has finally managed to find a managing director (MD) and has named former United Technologies executive Thomas Reynaert to lead the organization, industry sources in Brussels told Aviation Daily.
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