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
Etihad-Lufthansa Agreement Brings Carriers Closer 
Lufthansa and Etihad Airways have signed a partnership agreement that both sides view as the starting point for what could become a deeper alliance.
Etihad’s Management Changes Signal New Course  4
Etihad acquired stakes in many troubled airlines abroad in the hope of gaining size by turning them around. But the financial burdens have proved unbearable; Etihad’s owners are switching course.
Podcast: Has Etihad Hit A Wall? 9
After spending billions in investments in foreign airlines and new aircraft, Etihad’s CEO James Hogan is being replaced. With less appetite for risk and growth, what’s next for the Abu Dhabi-based airline?
Bundeskartellamt in Bonn.
Ryanair To Complain Against Lufthansa-Air Berlin Deal 
Ryanair is preparing formal complaints with Germany’s cartel authority and the European Commission about the wet-lease deal between Lufthansa and Air Berlin.
AerCap Expects Widebody Deferrals As Market Continues Growth 
Leading aircraft lessor AerCap expects a substantial number of widebody deferrals but argues the market is still strong enough to deal with some turbulence.
Hogan, Rigney Leaving Etihad As Board Reviews Strategy 

FRANKFURT – Etihad Aviation Group is undergoing a strategy review and will soon be under new management, after it announced the departure of CEO James Hogan and finance chief James Rigney in the second half of the year.

'Liquidity Tsunami' Drives Aircraft Finance Sector Boom  6
Everyone seems to want to be in on the newly lucrative aircraft financing industry.
Emirates Introduces Athens‑Newark Service 
Emirates will add a second transatlantic service from Europe to the U.S. in March, introducing daily flights from Athens, Greece, to Newark Liberty International Airport.
Tier 1 Consolidation Continues As Safran Takes Over Zodiac 
Safran Group and Zodiac Aerospace entered into exclusive negotiations for an acquisition of Zodiac by Safran, the companies said on Jan. 19.
United Airlines Aims For Gains From Network, Management And Fleet 
United President Scott Kirby is looking to fulfill the airline’s potential with some major organizational moves.
Tier 1 Consolidation Continues As Safran Takes Over Zodiac  3
Creation of the world’s third-largest Tier 1 aerospace supplier behind UTC and GE has both positive and negative effects for Boeing, Airbus and other aircraft manufacturers that do business with Safran and Zodiac.
Tier 1 Consolidation Continues As Safran Takes Over Zodiac 
Safran Group and Zodiac Aerospace entered into exclusive negotiations for an acquisition of Zodiac by Safran, the companies said on Jan. 19.
Consolidation Of Tier One Continues Continues As Safran Takes Over Zodiac 
Safran Group and Zodiac Aerospace entered into exclusive negotiations for an acquisition of Zodiac by Safran, the companies said on Jan. 19.
Commentary: Tougher Times Ahead For U.S. Airlines  31
U.S. major airlines benefited greatly from depressed fuel prices and offshoots of consolidation, but the boon times appear to be near an end.
Air Berlin Plans Hong Kong Flights 
Air Berlin will launch a new Berlin-Hong Kong service, company sources said.
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