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Volume 10, July 2015 | Contents

African promises bookmark
Although Africa shows some promising demand patterns, it is a region that still remains mostly neglected by low-cost carriers. Theo Brown looks at the latest developments on the continent
Back to basics bookmark
After a tumultuous few years, Belgium’s VLM is back to doing what it does best – serving a scheduled operation to Europe’s smaller airports. Martin Rivers reports from Antwerp
Data-driven retail bookmark
From personalisation and data protection to virtual currencies and distribution channels, Ian Putzger rounds up the latest trends in airline retail
Editorial comment – July 2015 bookmark
Fighting for survival
News that Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is now “technically bankrupt” does not come as a surprise. The twin disasters of MH370 and MH17 forced its nationalisation last year, but trouble was brewing long before this
Emergency… emergency bookmark
Recent air incidents have put crisis management to the test. Some airlines have performed better than others, but when it comes to it, just how prepared are airlines for the worst? Ian Putzger analyses the strategies
European flight plan bookmark
Europe has some of the busiest air movements in the world. Following the Routes Europe event in April, Keith Mwanalushi looks at some recent route developments on the continent
Loyalty cash out bookmark
Airlines have found themselves in a tricky position when it comes to dealing with loyalty scheme fraud. But as Keith Mwanalushi discovers, some solutions have begun to emerge
Propelling ahead bookmark
The ATR72-500 is the second generation variant of the popular ATR turboprop programme. While the -600 series has superseded the older version, the 72-500 continues to hold its own. Oliver Stuart-Menteth takes a closer look
Q&A: At the leading edge bookmark
Rudolf Christen, Chief Executive Officer, Aviaso
Rudolf ‘Ruedi‘ Christen has more than 25 years of experience in aviation and software development. In 2007, together with his partners, Ruedi founded Aviaso
Size matters bookmark
As the appetite for longhaul low-cost airline operations re-emerges, Ian Putzger discovers how viable it is to deploy widebody aircraft on these routes
July 2015