Jens Flottau

Managing Editor, Commercial Aviation, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Jens Flottau

in Things With Wings Mar 15, 2013

Lufthansa and the 777 - finally?

That Lufthansa would order many more A320NEOs, in fact 70, should not be a surprise to anyone. The carrier had already placed an order for 30 two....More
in Things With Wings Feb 06, 2013

What The Flybe/Ryanair Plans Say About The Regional Model

Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller says that Flybe’s preliminary agreement with Ryanair to set up Flybe Ireland only makes it a tool to finally get....More
in Things With Wings Dec 10, 2012

Branson Won't Give Up Control Of Virgin Atlantic

While it seems to be only a question of time before Singapore Airlines announces it is selling a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic, it has been unclear....More
in Things With Wings Nov 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus Moves First A350 Airframe To Static Test Hall

Airbus has moved the A350-900 static test airframe from the final assembly hall across the airport to the L34 static test hall. The airframe will be....More
in Things With Wings Nov 22, 2012

The Gulf Mega-Merger: Why It Will Never Happen

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker recently revealed at the Arab Air Carrier Association’s annual meeting in Algiers/Algeria that it has been his dream....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

Three golden rules for airport openings

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, says there are three rules to be observed when opening a new airport terminal: never announce an opening date....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

Photos: Airbus A350 FAL Opening

Airbus today celebrated the opening of its A350 final assembly line in Toulouse. Here are some photos: ....More
in Things With Wings Oct 23, 2012

First Flight Photo: A321 With Sharklets

The first flight of the Airbus A321 took place today from Hamburg to Toulouse. Certification is planned for mid-2013, with first delivery in the....More
in Things With Wings Oct 19, 2012

Air Berlin launches another cost cutting program

Air Berlin this week confirmed it has to cut deeper to achieve its goal of returning to an operating profit in 2013. The airline launched a new cost....More
in Things With Wings Oct 12, 2012

Wizz Air to charge for carry-ons. What's next?

Wizz Air has announced that it will charge €10 for carry-on baggage on all of its flights from October 24. The airline made the decision after a....More

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