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Kerry Reals


Kerry Reals is a UK-based aviation journalist with 15 years’ experience covering all aspects of the airline and aerospace sector for a variety of industry publications. She is a freelance contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Daily and Air Transport World, focusing on the European airline industry, with an emphasis on how the sector is working to improve sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint.

Kerry spent a decade as a staffer at FlightGlobal, holding positions ranging from Features Editor on Airline Business to Group Deputy News Editor, before setting up her own freelance journalism business five years ago.

During that time she has written for a range of aviation and travel publications, including Flight International, Runway Girl Network, Aircraft Cabin Management, Skift, Airline Cargo Management and The Business Travel Magazine.

Kerry has also written for UK national newspapers, including The Independent, The Telegraph and The Guardian, and has been featured on camera as an industry expert for The Economist and the UK's Channel 5.

Aviation Data Analytics Platforms Start To Yield Operational Benefits 
Airbus and Boeing launch aviation data-analytics platforms designed to leverage digital information generated by aircraft to help airlines improve efficiency.
Biofuel Market Is Nearing a Tipping Point
The industry could be moving toward a tipping point where meaningful volumes of biofuels are produced and consumed.
Cheaper, Faster, Better Inflight Connectivity: Coming To You 
The Seamless Air Alliance hopes to standardize inflight connectivity equipment, which would have many benefits—including easier retrofits.
Biofuel Market Is Nearing A Tipping Point  1
Sustainable aviation fuel volumes are attainable if airline, OEM and fuel-producer partnerships continue to invest time, talent and money in the process.
Irish Court Backs Ryanair In No Strike-Related Compensation  1
A Dublin court has ruled in Ryanair’s favor over its refusal to pay compensation to Irish passengers whose flights were delayed or canceled as a result of internal strike action by the airline’s staff.
France, Netherlands Affirm Cooperation On Air France-KLM Strategy 
French and Dutch politicians have agreed to “work together” on strengthening cooperation on the future strategy of Air France-KLM, with the aim of announcing a series of joint recommendations before the end of June.
Long-Term Global Aviation Climate Plan Could Take Years To Negotiate  3
EU urges ICAO to agree at its assembly in September on a “long-term goal” to address the aviation industry’s rising CO2 emissions.
Ryanair Adds Four New UK, Ireland Routes To Winter Schedule 
LCC Ryanair will launch two new routes from Ireland and two from the UK as part of its winter schedule, starting in October.
MSCI To Remove IAG From Indices, Cites Share Limit Decision 
International Airlines Group (IAG) will be removed from all of global index provider MSCI’s indices that include Spain, as a result of IAG’s decision to place a limit on the number of its shares that can be held by non-European Union (EU) citizens.
Dutch State Takes Stake In Air France-KLM, Seeking ‘Direct Influence 
The Dutch state has more than doubled its stake in Air France-KLM and announced its intention to match the French Government’s shareholding, a move that raises questions about whether greater public ownership will help or hinder plans for closer integration of the two national carriers.
Smith Acts Fast To Put Air France-KLM On Road To Recovery 
Benjamin Smith took control of Air France-KLM in September with three clear mandates.
IAG Lambastes UK Regulator Over Heathrow Airport Charges 
International Airlines Group (IAG) and other carriers negotiated their own agreement with London Heathrow on how excess airport charges in 2020 and 2021 should be repaid, after British Airways’ parent company said it “couldn’t stomach” the proposal put forward by UK regulators.
UK Government Introduces Tighter Drone Restrictions Near Airports 
Anyone caught flying a drone within 5 km (3.1 miles) of an airport runway will face arrest and criminal charges under new UK Government legislation, which comes into force next month.
UK Government Introduces Tighter Drone Restrictions Near Airports 
Anyone caught flying a drone within 5 km (3.1 miles) of an airport runway will face arrest and criminal charges under new UK Government legislation, which comes into force next month.
Flybe Rejects Rival Takeover Bid From Mesa Air Group
UK regional carrier Flybe has rejected a rival takeover bid from investors led by Mesa Air Group, which seeks to halt the sale of the airline to Virgin Atlantic- and Stobart Group-led consortium Connect Airways.

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