ANALYSIS: For Most African Carriers, Next Year Will Be Precarious

By Victoria Moores Nov 25, 2020
All regions face an uphill climb from the COVID-19 crisis, but the starting point for African carriers is much further down the mountain.
Air Transport Month

Interview: Abdul Wahab Teffaha, AACO Secretary General

By Alan Dron Nov 25, 2020
Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) secretary general Abdul Wahab Teffaha speaks to ATW Europe and Middle East correspondent Alan Dron about how his members are managing amid the pandemic as well as the prospects for the increasing number of LCCs in the region. 
Expert Opinion

Interview: Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air Astana

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 25, 2020
Kurt Hofmann of Air Transport World, Aviation Week, interviews Peter Foster President and CEO of Air Astana. This interview is part of Air Transport…
Expert Opinion

ANALYSIS: European Carriers Hunker Down For Rough Winter Season

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 24, 2020
With COVID-19 restrictions tightening, European carriers are facing an even tougher winter than they feared at the height of the crisis.
Air Transport Month

Interview: Jens Bischof, Eurowings CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 24, 2020
Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof explains how his LCC is adapting to passenger needs amid the pandemic, offering COVID-conscious budget air travel, and…
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EDITORIAL: Walsh will be a safe pair of hands through the air transport crisis

By Karen Walker Nov 23, 2020
Walsh will not shy away from the tough calls, including restructuring IATA to a scale and cost base that aligns with a pared down industry.
ATW Opinion

Interview: Campbell Wilson, Scoot CEO

By Chen Chuanren Nov 23, 2020
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson tells ATW correspondent Chen Chuanren about his return to the LCC and how the Singapore-based airline can see the light at the end of the tunnel after a tough year.
Expert Opinion

ANALYSIS: Cargo Conversions Still Ramping Up To Meet Demand

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 23, 2020
The resilient air cargo sector is adjusting to a pandemic-related spike in medical deliveries and a shift toward more online purchasing.
Air Transport Month

Interview: Xander Lao, Chief Strategy Officer Of Cebu Pacific

By Chen Chuanren Nov 23, 2020
The Chief Strategy Officer Of Cebu Pacific discusses how COVID-19 has affected the airline and the progress towards a recovery.
Expert Opinion

Interview: Montserrat Barriga, ERA Director General

By Victoria Moores Nov 23, 2020
ERA (European Regions Airline Association) director general Montserrat Barriga tells ATW European bureau chief Victoria Moores about how her members have been coping with the COVID-19 crisis and what changes to watch out for in the regional airline sector.
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Interview: Chris Zweigenthal, AASA CEO

By Victoria Moores Nov 23, 2020
Chris Zweigenthal, CEO of the Airlines Association of South Africa (AASA), talks to ATW's Victoria Moores about how COVID-19 has compounded the challenges faced by airlines in the region and what can be done to help carriers survive.
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Interview: Tobias Pogorevc, Helvetic Airways CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 23, 2020
Helvetic Airways CEO Tobias Pogorevc talks about how COVID-19 has affected his ACMI operator and future demand to wet-lease his all-Embraer fleet…
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ANALYSIS: The Rise of Sanitary and Contactless Technology

By Chen Chuanren Nov 20, 2020
COVID-19 has accelerated the development and introduction of new sanitary, contactless and health care systems for air travel.
Air Transport Month

ANALYSIS: LCCs' ability to adapt is key advantage in a crisis

By David Casey Nov 20, 2020
The agility of LCCs is proving to be an advantage for many through the pandemic crisis.
Air Transport Month

ANALYSIS: Pressure And Opportunity For Lessors

By Aaron Karp Nov 20, 2020
Aircraft lessors face intense pressure as airlines cash in lease policies at an unprecedented scale in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Transport Month

INTERVIEW: A4E President Talks About Ongoing Challenges Of COVID-19

By Jens Flottau Nov 20, 2020
A4E leader Thomas Raynaert talks about improved testing and that quarantine concerns, not the risk of catching the virus on an aircraft, are keeping passengers from flying.
Expert Opinion

Interview: Lewis Allen, Portland Design

By Linda Blachly Nov 20, 2020
Linda Blackly, News Editor for Air Transport World, and Lewis Allen of Portland Design Director of Environments discuss the future of airport designs…
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ANALYSIS: Pilot Training Experts See Oversupply As Temporary

By Sean Broderick Nov 19, 2020
Major airlines and regional carriers in 2019 were promoting career pathway programs to hedge against a gap among pilot supply and demand.
Air Transport Month

Interview: Abdrahmane Berthe, Secretary General of the African Airlines Association

By Victoria Moores Nov 19, 2020
The secretary general of AFRAA discusses how COVID-19 has affected African airlines and progress toward a single African market for commercial aviation.
Expert Opinion

Interview: Alexis von Hoensbroech, Austrian Airlines CEO

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 19, 2020
Austrian Airlines CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech tells the ATW Leadership Forum about how his airline is adapting its business model as the pandemic drags on and when the recovery really needs to kick in.
Expert Opinion

Video Interview With Qatar Airways CCO Thierry Antinori

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 18, 2020
Antinori explains how the Gulf carrier that kept flying through the pandemic built its network back to about 100 destinations.
Expert Opinion

ANALYSIS: A Seismic Shift For Commercial Engine Makers

By Guy Norris Nov 18, 2020
Commercial engine makers respond to pandemic-related airline cutbacks by accelerating new engine concepts and focusing on sustainability.
Air Transport Month

ANALYSIS: Middle East Carriers Hampered By Slow Return Of Long-Haul Services

By Alan Dron Nov 18, 2020
Middle Eastern carriers Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways face an extended recovery in long-haul international service.
Air Transport Month

ANALYSIS: Sustainable Aviation Fuel The Key And The Challenge For Future Flying

By Alan Dron Nov 18, 2020
With air traffic flights and passengers drastically down in 2020, the 2019 top issues of aircraft emissions and “flight shame” have all but disappeared. But they will reappear just as soon as traffic recovers.
Air Transport Month

Video Interview With SunExpress CEO Max Kownatzki

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 18, 2020
Max Kownatzki took the CEO's position on April 15, as the Turkey-based airline was coming to grips with COVID-19. He describes actions that SunExpress took, including liquidating its Germany-based branch, and the challenges the pandemic presented.
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