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Analysis Two key developments to watch for in 2018

Two key developments to watch for in 2018

2018 will be an interesting year for commercial aviation – here are a couple developments worth keeping in mind as the year progresses. Boeing will likely re-launch passenger version of 767 There have been rumors for a few months now that a major airline is looking to purchase 50-100 planes to replace their ageing mid-range, …

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Analysis Winners & losers: Grandmagate & the changing landscape

Winners & losers: Grandmagate & the changing landscape

On 29 June, thanks largely to Grandmagate, American Airlines cancelled their codeshare relationships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, effective 25 March 2018. Grandmagate While speaking at a private dinner in Dublin, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Office Akbar¬†Al Baker said, “You are always being served by grandmothers at American carriers.” He also noted that …

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Unsolicited Thoughts Why Qatar Airways should launch SFO early – like, now

Why Qatar Airways should launch SFO early – like, now

Earlier this year Qatar Airways announced service to San Francisco (SFO), along with a host of other new destinations, for 2018. They also pushed back the start date of their previously announced service to Las Vegas (LAS). But recent events lead me to believe Qatar should move up the launch of San Francisco to later …

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