Jens Flottau

Jens Flottau
Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens leads Aviation Week’s global commercial coverage. He covers program updates and developments at Airbus, and as a frequent long-haul traveler, he often writes in-depth airline profiles worldwide.
 
He started his journalism career in 1992 as a freelance writer for Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s largest daily national newspaper and soon specialised in air transport. Jens joined Aviation Week and Aviation Daily in 2000 as one of the European correspondents. Later his role was expanded to cover international air transport. In 2013 he was named Managing Editor Commercial.
 
Jens frequently appears on radio and TV to comment on industry matters. In 2003, he received the Hugo Junkers Award of the German aviation press for his coverage of Fairchild Dornier’s bankruptcy. He was named the country’s top travel and air transport writer by the Travel Industry Club three times. Jens graduated from the Munich School of Journalism.

Articles
Dubai Looks At Flexible Minimum Connecting Times For DWC 

Dubai Airports is seeking to implement dynamic minimum-connecting times (MCT) at Dubai World Central (DWC) to reflect actual aircraft gate information in passenger itineraries.

The airport operator tries to stay within the 75-min. minimum connecting time in place at Dubai International Airport (DXB), but would like to move away from applying one MCT across the entire airport, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says, potentially allowing more city pairs to be offered at competitive travel times.

Norwegian Has Big Transatlantic Ambitions
The airline is the latest among the small group of airlines transforming European air transport. While Ryanair and EasyJet prepared the way for low-cost short-haul travel and dominate that segment, Norwegian is third and takes the business model far beyond where the two pioneers stopped.
Could New LCC Subsidiaries Become Big Players In Leasing Market? 
The concept of airlines forming leasing units is certainly not new, but the latest evolution sees more LCCs going down this path, particularly those with hundreds of narrowbody aircraft on order.
Restructured Royal Air Maroc Looks At New Fleet, Alliances 
The airline will soon launch tenders for 100-seat aircraft and larger narrowbodies, aiming to double its fleet within the next 10 years.
Dubai Looks At Flexible Minimum Connecting Times For DWC 
The airport operator tries to stay within the 75-min. minimum connecting time in place at Dubai International Airport (DXB), but would like to move away from applying one MCT across the entire airport, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says, potentially allowing more city pairs to be offered at competitive travel times.
Air Berlin Posts Dismal Results, Hires New CEO 
The airline’s board of directors is replacing Wolfgang Prock-Schauer after less than two years at the helm of Air Berlin; veteran German airline executive Stefan Pichler will take over from him in February. Prock-Schauer is to stay on as head of strategy. The carrier’s operating loss in the first nine months widened to €114 million ($142 million).
New Airbus Beluga Fleet To Enter Service In 2019 
Airbus is launching the second generation of the outsize cargo aircraft that will be based on the larger and heavier A330-200. Five new Belugas will be built, the first of which will enter service in 2019 after a five-year development phase. They will progressively replace the current fleet and take over all special cargo flying for Airbus by 2025.
AACO: Europe Is Practicing ‘Protectionism At Its Worst’ 
Middle Eastern airlines are ramping up complaints against European carriers, as major Gulf airlines seek expanded traffic rights in Europe.
Scandinavian Legacy Airlines Hoping New Aircraft Will Revive Their Fortunes 2
SAS and Finnair still facing challenges, but new aircraft, route expansions and leaner operations give them room to hope
Arab Airlines See Self-Help As Key For Better Flight Security 

DUBAI—Arab airlines are convinced that carriers must step up and introduce better information-sharing to avoid catastrophes such as the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine.

“We must introduce a degree of self-help among the airlines,” Emirates President Tim Clark said at the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) annual general assembly in Dubai. 

“We have to take action to ensure that the industry is protected.” 

AACO Points At European Protectionism 
“It is protectionism at its worst,” AACO Secretary General Abdul Wahhab Teffaha said at the organization’s annual general assembly in Dubai.
Etihad, Alitalia To Extend Codesharing 
The airlines currently cooperate on each other’s daily Rome-Abu Dhabi flights.
Arab Airlines See Self-Help As Key For Better Flight Security 
“We must introduce a degree of self-help among the airlines,” Emirates President Tim Clark said at the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) annual general assembly in Dubai.
 
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