ROUTES NEWS ISSUE 5 2008

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Foreword/News/Routes events update/Sharjah’s shining star/Star quality/King of good times/Dubai dream/All change/Peak performance/All together now/Bright light/Cyber city/Making the connection/Airports exploring Terra nova/Airline revolution/The right choice/Turbulent times/Flatlining/Big break up/Design for life/Giving back/View from the top/OAG statistics/IATA statistics

ROUTES NEWS ISSUE 5 2008

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Foreword

News

Routes events update

Sharjah’s shining star

Star quality
Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia continues to outstrip competitors despite the economic slowdown, writes Lucy Siebert.

King of good times
Lucy Siebert spoke to Vijay Mallya in London to mark the launch of Kingfisher’s inaugural international service.

Dubai dream
The new Al Maktoum International Airport is just one cog in Dubai’s big ambitions, as Lucy Siebert and Alex Coxon discover.

All change
Joe Bates reports on Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s ambitious strategy for coping with rapidly rising demand from its low-cost carriers.

Peak performance
Growth in the number of ski tourists is ensuring the French Alps continue to have a bright tourism future, reports Oliver Clark.

All together now
Firefly’s managing director, Eddy Leong, explains his vision for Malaysia’s community airline to Lucy Siebert.

Bright light
An integrated tourism development is taking place in Norway’s northern reaches, writes Lucy Siebert.

Cyber city
Hyderabad’s new airport is a welcome
addition to India’s technology capital, writes Catherine Chetwynd.

Making the connection
The fast-paced, competitive globalised economy makes efficient international air connections ever more critical, argues Dr John Kasarda.

Airports exploring Terra nova
Regional airports now have the opportunity to increase non-aeronautical revenues, write Ian Lowden and Marta Karas.

Airline revolution
Jane Grieve takes a look at the changing airline environment in Central and Eastern Europe.

The right choice
Solid network and fleet planning has never been more critical, writes John Strickland.

Turbulent times
How are US airports coping with airline mergers and a downturn in the domestic market? Mike Bernos investigates.

Flatlining
Ian Putzger reports that cargo forecasters are remaining steady while freight executives focus on the short-term.

Big break up?
Oliver Clark caught up with competition lawyer, Ian Giles, to find out what a shake-up of the UK’s airport system could mean for airlines.

Design for life
David Holm argues that airports need to be designed with a community and civic focus in mind.

Giving back
Airlines can make an important contribution in combating global poverty, writes Oliver Clark.

View from the top
Brian Pearce, IATA’s chief economist, shares his thoughts on how the economic slowdown will affect aviation.

OAG statistics

IATA statistics

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