Routes News issue 3, 2012
On the move
Winds of change
Tero Taskila, CEO of Estonian Air, talks to Richard Maslen about his mission to get one of Europe’s smallest flag carriers recognised as an alternative network airline.
East and West
Rein Loik talks to Oliver Clark about his plans to position Tallinn Airport as a key gateway between Scandinavia and Eastern and Western Europe.
Sergio Berlenghi, ADR’s head of aviation.
Colin Stewart, Air Europa’s general manager.
Gerard Brown, a senior tourism consultant for ASM, believes the international cruise industry presents huge opportunities for airline route planners.
As Poland and the Ukraine prepare to host the finals of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, Oliver Clark finds out how the host’s airports are preparing for the tournament.
Highs and lows
Jessica Twentyman reports on the changing nature of the low-cost carrier model in Europe.
James Cole analyses the potential impact on route development of reforms to European airport slot allocation rules.
Tourism and the city
Visitors to the Big Apple are on the rise and this trend is expected to continue as airlines add new services, reports Chris Kjelgaard.
Flybe Nordic is proving to be a profitable new part of Flybe’s operations. Russell Ison finds out more about the venture.
Expansion by existing airlines and the arrival of two new low-cost carriers means the Iceland market looks set to heat up, writes Gary Noakes.
Munich Airport is vigorously developing its facilities as it seeks to attract more long-haul carriers, writes John Osborne.
Routes has partnered with specialist eye charity ORBIS and the group’s Krishani Ranaweera explains how it is helping people in the developing world regain their sight.
End of an era
How will IAG’s acquisition of bmi affect networks in the UK and further afield? Chris Beanland finds out.
Mitsubishi and COMAC are pursuing highly ambitious regional jet programmes in Asia, writes Bernard Fitzsimons.
Airports are changing business strategies and the way their facilities are used to accommodate airline alliances, writes Ian Putzger.
Turkish Airlines CEO, Dr Temel Kotil, talks to Jo Cooke about the carrier’s network strategy and philosophy.
Exchange programme: Berlin Brandenburg Airport
Routes News explores the network opportunities and underserved markets of Berlin.
Routes Asia report back
Routes News brings you the key messages from the Strategy Forum, news and all the award winners.
A look at the latest innovative ways airlines and airports are using social media.
Routes events update
View from the top
Reforms to air traffic management, airport capacity and revising air passenger rights are key objectives for Europe this year, says Siim Kallas, commissioner of transport at the European Commission.