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.

Avianca Brazil Joins Star Alliance, Sticks To Ambitious Growth Target 
Even in the face of a shaky Brazilian economy, the regional carrier will continue its domestic expansion, and is even looking at more international flights.
Azul Faces Three Concurrent Key Challenges 
Azul is transforming its model, but now has to deal with a collapsed economy and planned deep cooperation with TAP Portugal.
Latam, GOL Struggle To Find Answers In Brazil’s Crisis  1
Even though Latam and GOL are cutting back capacity to stop their decline, recovery is still a long way off.
Qantas Success Shows Legacy Road Map  2
All of the Australian carrier’s business units are now profitable, and how it did that can help guide other big carriers.
Brazil’s Economic Downturn Causes Troubles For Airlines 
Airlines in Latin America’s largest economy are having to deal with a massive drop in demand.
Fraport Awarded Greek Airport Management Contract 
The decision comes with significant delay and could, in theory, still be derailed after general elections in Greece that are now believed to be scheduled for Sept. 20.
Capacity Concerns Grow In Important Air Transport Markets  7
Airline growth plans may not be justified by demand, some analysts believe, and could result in a capacity glut.
TAM Airbus A320
LATAM, Gol Suffer As Brazil’s Economy Declines 
Both carriers have already decided on measures to improve liquidity.
Emirates Introduces Panama Service 
The airline plans to use a Boeing 777-200LR on the route. Scheduled flight time is 17 hr. 35 min. westbound. Emirates said it can fly the aircraft with a full passenger cabin of 266 seats in a three-class configuration and carry 15 tons of cargo.
Air Berlin Readies For Deep Cuts In Fourth Quarter 
CEO Stefan Pichler is finalizing a proposal for the next board of directors meeting, which is understood to take place in September.
Germany’s Air Transport Sector Battles Over Conflicting Policy Interests 
Lufthansa is trying to persuade the German government that protectionist policies make sense.
LATAM Unifies Branding And Shifts Capacity  1
The downturn in Brazil does not change plans for an additional hub in the country’s northeast.
French Prosecutor ‘Relatively Certain’ Flaperon Is From MH370  11
Mackoviak’s statement came after Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a televised speech that international investigators had already confirmed without a doubt that the flaperon was from the missing Boeing 777.
Winter Air Berlin-Etihad Codesharing Approvals Still Pending 
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller and the Prime Ministers of the states of Northrine-Westfalia and Baden-Wuerttemberg wrote a letter to Germany’s Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt, urging him to extend the approval that would allow Air Berlin and Etihad to continue codesharing on the important Berlin-Abu Dbabi and Stuttgart-Abu Dhabi routes, as well as on many European connecting flights beyond Berlin.
Remembering Pierre Sparaco 29
Following a long and storied career in aerospace journalism, Aviation Week's former European Bureau Chief died on August 3, aged 75.

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