Last year was a good one for the global air cargo industry but security and training remain priorities, says Michael Steen, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
The relationship between AirAsia X and Gold Coast Airport has gone from strength to strength since 2007, writes Michael Curtis, international business development manager for Gold Coast Airport.
Continental will operate the B787 from Houston to Auckland from 2012. Peta Tomlinson finds out how the (small) New Zealand airport landed this (big) landmark service.
China is developing its own new airliners as part of an effort to sustain annual RPK growth of 7.7%, writes Bernard Fitzsimons.
Chinese carriers are set to grow their international footprints in 2011 – ASM’s Ong KeeKeat highlights some of the most significant recent network developments in China.
A raft of Open Skies agreements, the arrival of the A380 and award-winning customer service is driving Incheon Airport’s route development strategy, writes Oliver Clark.
Name: Ken Murayama
Company: Narita International Airport Corporation
Designation: Vice president corporate strategies & planning
Home town: Tokyo, Japan
Name: Nikos Gitsis
Company: SEAIR (South East Asian Airlines)
Home town: Rochester, New York
Aspirion, the Australian-based aviation consultancy, has appointed James Vaile (above) as chief operating officer. He has also become a shareholder in the company. Vaile has a strong background in aviation and technology, having previously worked at Singapore Airlines and Microsoft and more recently running his own consultancy from Australia.
Andrew McConnell (above) has been appointed easyJet’s corporate affairs manager. He is responsible for engaging with government and other political organisations, as well as co-managing the airline’s media relations and CSR activities in the UK. McConnell was previously communications manager at easyJet. Prior to that he held roles at Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express.
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