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.

Ryanair’s Website To Assist Air Europa Reservations 
Ryanair is teaming up with Air Europa to allow passengers to book the Spanish carrier’s long-haul flights through its website.
Alitalia Commissioners Launch Sale Process 
Alitalia’s special commissioners have called on parties willing to buy or restructure the insolvent airline to express their interest in doing so.
Paris Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2B.
European Airports Warn Of U.S. Electronics Ban’s Disruptive Effect  32

PARIS–Ahead of a meeting between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the European Commission (EC) on May 17, European airports have warned that an extension of the U.S. electronics ban to their facilities would have “highly disruptive and far-reaching consequences.”

EasyJet Swaps To A321neos 
EasyJet will convert 30 of its Airbus A320neo orders to A321neos,the UK-based LCC said as it reported a deepening first-half loss in the wake of a weak pound and a late Easter.
Europe Pushes U.S. To Cooperate On Electronics Ban 
European officials have invited their U.S. counterparts to Europe for talks on aviation security in a bid to make their voices heard, as European airports and airlines on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean brace for an expected extension of the ban on electronics in aircraft cabins.
Emirates’ Profit Plunges Amid Market Turbulence 
The Gulf carrier warned the year ahead would be challenging.
Airlines Look To Improve Onboard Well-Being  69
Lighting, seating and sensors are being used in new cabin technologies to increase passenger satisfaction.
Amid Alitalia Woes, Europe Could Still Use Fewer Airline Players  24
Alitalia’s prolonged battle shows little progress in European airline consolidation.
Italy Prepares Alitalia Bridge Loan Amid Search For Buyer 
Italy is preparing an emergency bridge loan to keep Alitalia going, in hopes of finding a buyer, after employees derailed the carrier’s turnaround plan by rejecting a labor agreement.
Alitalia Future In Doubt After Workers Reject Plan 
Alitalia has moved a step closer to bankruptcy, after workers voted to reject the labor agreement needed to unlock funding for its planned turnaround.
Airlines Use Apps, Social Media To Better Deal With Disruption 
Leaps in information technology help airlines communicate more efficiently with customers to ensure smoother transitions and options after flight delays.
Large European Players Note Air Cargo Recovery 
Air France-KLM and Lufthansa Cargo have been in restructuring mode for several years and are now beginning to experience an upturn.
United Airlines And Lufthansa Sign Cargo JV 
United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo have signed a joint venture agreement for “extensive” cargo cooperation on routes between the U.S. and Europe.
Alitalia Workers Prepare To Vote On Labor Deal 
Alitalia unions will give their verdict on the labor deal needed for the airline’s rescue plan to go ahead by April 25, a spokesman for the Filt Cgil union said.
Air France And Singapore Airlines To Codeshare 
Air France-KLM and Singapore Airlines have signed an agreement to codeshare on each other’s flights as of April 27, in a move they said could lead to further codeshares on other airlines within their groups.
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