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Volume 7, July 2012 | Contents

A taste for heights bookmark
More airlines are moving into the buy-on-board model for food. But there are some challenges to overcome to get the product right, discovers Alexandra Lennane
All aboard bookmark
Large-scale international online payment processing can be complicated and confusing for start-up and even medium-sized carriers, but as Keith Mwanalushi finds out, solutions are now available
At the leading edge bookmark
Nick Barton, Managing director, Stansted Airport
Nick Barton, who originally trained in estate management and as a chartered surveyor, has been at Stansted since 2005. He has had various roles at the airport, including strategy solutions, planning, commercial and business development. He became managing director in 2010.
Booking behaviour bookmark
Michael Smith reports on the latest research into perfect passenger payments
Editorial comment - July 2012 bookmark
The next wave: adventures in new markets
It’s all happening in emerging markets. As carriers in mature markets wonder how they can achieve growth, and look to increasingly technologically based methods to secure higher revenues, emerging economies are still in start-up mode.
Fears for the tiers bookmark
A weak global economy plus consolidation in the airline industry has shrunk the traffic of many smaller airports. But, discovers Martin Roebuck, they are fighting back
From the ground up bookmark
Handling is critical for airlines seeking fast turnaround times. But increased consolidation is changing the rules of the game. Keith Mwanalushi reports
New world order bookmark
Latin America is enjoying a wave of low fares, as new carriers launch and others opt for low-cost models. But, finds Ian Putzger, infrastructure remains a barrier to growth
Payment, but not as you know it bookmark
Michael Smith looks at how virtual credit cards are penetrating the airline payment market and how they compare with the more established processes
Power by the hour bookmark
As original equipment manufacturers attempt to gain control over a greater share of the market, engine lessors are concerned about the lack of competition. But they can offer good advice on contracts, finds Keith Mwanalushi
July 2012