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Volume 9, October 2014 | Contents

A balancing act bookmark
Political tension between Russia and Ukraine, and the reprisal for the suspension of Aeroflot’s low-cost subsidiary, Dobrolet, has started to punch big holes in Ukraine International’s network, finds Martin Rivers
Beyond the cart bookmark
A new white paper reveals that passengers appreciate things like value-added bundles and third-party offers on airline websites. But Meg O’Keefe, head of merchandising and sales, Airline IT at Amadeus, asks if carriers are giving customers what they want?
Chic or cheap? bookmark
Despite ever-increasing competition from low-cost carriers in Thailand and the wider region, Bangkok Airways has managed to stay profitable with a full-service business model. Martin Rivers talks to president Captain Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth to find out how
Claim pain bookmark
Two recent UK court judgments have paved the way for delayed passengers to demand compensation if affected by a technical fault, and to allow a time limitation of six years to make a claim. The rulings could hit the industry hard and add another £5 on to fares, writes Rob Williams, partner at Weightmans LLP
CRJ 700s face pricing pressure bookmark
Value briefing is a new resource for Low Cost & Regional Airline Business readers. Oliver Stuart-Menteth, managing director at Fintech Aviation Services, examines the stateside popularity of the CRJ 700 amidst dwindling usage across Europe and Asia
Editorial comment – October 2014 bookmark
Let airlines fly
It’s been a terrible year for aviation, despite the growth in passenger numbers. A series of tragic accidents has impacted the industry in an unprecedented way. Not only has aviation safety plummeted to levels unseen in the past three years, but now new challenges abound.
Go with the flow bookmark
The balance between efficient passenger flow and the increasing demand for ever more stringent security measures is something both airlines and airports have to constantly consider. Martin Roebuck explores the latest developments
Jet setters bookmark
A wave of interest in new regional jets is giving manufacturers increased confidence. The sector overall accounted for 19% of total orders at July’s Farnborough Air Show, while turboprops made up a solid 12%. Tom Westcott reports on the latest developments
Latin America flies further on bookmark
Building from a stable foundation, the LCC market in Latin America is steadily growing, evidenced by airlines fighting to secure the lucrative markets into the US. Ian Putzger reports on how the battle lines between the competing carriers are being drawn
Libya tries to take off bookmark
Libya is planning to open up to international operators, but while violence continues to haunt the country, its two state-owned airlines face challenges aplenty, finds Tom Westcott
October 2014