Routes Weekly top five: Primera Air fails, Monarch one year on, Ryanair, Quito, podcast and more

Our top five stories this week: Why Primera Air paid the ultimate price; Monarch one year on; Ryanair to close two bases; what Quito did next; the latest Routes Aviation Podcast and more.

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly this week - subscribe here:

1. Why Primera Air paid the ultimate price
Primera Air attempted to ride the low-cost transatlantic wave but was dragged under amid fierce competition, aircraft delays and spiralling costs. Routesonline offers exclusive analysis on the reasons behind the demise of the budget leisure carrier. Read more.

2. Monarch one year on - how the market reacted
On the first anniversary of the demise of Monarch, Routesonline looks at what happened to the routes operated by the UK leisure carrier at the time of its failure and how the market reacted. Read more

3. Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
This week: Ryanair to close two bases; United orders more Dreamliners; Airbus secures A321LR safety approval; American increases Dallas Fort Worth network and more. Read more

4. Interview: what Quito did next 
Since hosting Routes Americas 2018, Quito’s Mariscal Sucre Airport has increased its international links and continued a $90m expansion and improvement plan. Andrew O’Brian, president and chief executive of Corporación Quiport, explains why Ecuador has become a “hot destination”. Read more

5. Routes Podcast: Technology in aviation
What is in store over the next ten years? What are the new innovations that will change the marketplace forever? Download our latest podcast to find out. Listen now

PLUS:
Blue Air consortium wins race for Air Moldova
Airline in focus: Allegiant 
Primera Air: the failed carrier's history, fleet and network 
Global passenger demand grows as IATA chief urges Brexit resolution
Malaysia plans for tourism boom 
Infographic: World Routes 2018 in numbers

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