Helen Massy-Beresford

Helen Massy-Beresford
Paris Bureau Chief

Based in Paris, Helen Massy-Beresford covers European and Middle Eastern airlines, the European Commission’s air transport policy and the air cargo industry for Aviation Week & Space Technology and Aviation Daily.

Helen combines a deep knowledge of the aviation industry with years of experience in journalism. She was a business reporter at Flight International in London before moving to Paris to work for Reuters as European Automotive Correspondent. She has written for a variety of publications including the Guardian, the Observer, the Telegraph, Airline Business and Aircraft Cabin Management.

Articles
EasyJet To Meet French Pilots After Safety Warning 
EasyJet said it would meet its main pilots’ union in France to talk about its members’ underlying concerns later this month, after the SNPL union warned the LCC risked safety by scheduling too many flights
Kenya Airways Gets Shareholder Go-Ahead 
Kenya Airways is pushing ahead with a restructuring plan under which shareholders, including Dutch airline KLM, would see their stakes in the African carrier become diluted as banks convert their debt into equity.
Makers Of New Hand-Baggage Scanners See Growing Demand 
Tighter regulations for carry-on electronic devices provide an opportunity for manufacturers of carry-on baggage scanners.
Pilots Welcome EASA Safety Guide 
European pilots have welcomed a new guide issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency about maintaining safety within new business models.
Lufthansa Changes Flight Routes After North Korea Missile Tests 
Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines and Lufthansa Cargo have modified their routings to and from Japan as a precautionary measure as a result of the latest missile tests by North Korea, the Lufthansa Group said.
Air France Extends No-Fly Area Around North Korea 
Air France said it would extend its no-fly area around North Korea as a precaution after a test missile fell into the sea July 28 around 100 km (62 mi.) from an Air France aircraft on its way from Tokyo to Paris.
TAP Portugal To Lease Five New Airbus Aircraft 
TAP Portugal is to lease five new Airbus aircraft from Air Lease Corp. as part of its ongoing fleet-modernization and network-development plans.
European Airline Groups’ First-half Results Land Positively 
Air France-KLM and IAG could point to a number of strategies that seem to be working, with lower fares a key theme.
Airbus Feels Squeeze Between A380 And A320neo  47
Lower A380 production and continued challenges ramping up the A320neo put Airbus under pressure in the first half of 2017, while the road looked smoother for Boeing.
Air France-KLM Positive On Bookings After Profit Grows 
Air France-KLM says first-half profit rose as traffic grew and ticket prices improved.
IAG Sounds Positive Note On Level 
IAG said it is considering expanding its new long-haul low-cost brand Level. The group also reported an increase in second-quarter profit, despite the cost of a power outage at British Airways in May.
Airbus Cuts A380 Production Rate Further As Profit Falls 
Airbus said it would cut A380 production further, to eight aircraft per year in 2019 because of lackluster orders for the mega-transport as the company announced a decline in half-year profit.
Primera Air Latest To Ready Low-Cost Long-Haul Flights 
The carrier plans to launch flights from London Stansted next April, and from Birmingham Airport in the England and Paris Charles de Gaulle in May .
IAG Adding A330-200s To Level Fleet 
IAG said it will exercise three Airbus A330-200 options as its newly-launched low-cost long-haul carrier Level expands, with the aircraft to be delivered in summer 2018.
Ryanair Sees Intense Fare Price Competition As Profit Jumps 
Ryanair reported a jump in quarterly profit, helped by a later Easter, as it forecast fierce price competition among carriers in the European air travel market in the coming months.
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