Five stories you may have missed: European winter capacity, TakeOff 2018, WestJet, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa and more

Our top five stories on Routes Weekly: Europe's winter capacity; airline consolidation ‘damaging aviation profitability’; WestJet extends European network; Kenya Airways targets Beijing after launch of New York route; Lufthansa to reduce capacity growth and more.

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

1. Analysis: Europe's winter capacity accelerates
With more than 600 million seats available on European routes this winter, Routesonline reveals the markets and airlines driving the capacity growth. Read more

2. Airline consolidation ‘damaging aviation profitability’
Airline consolidation is hurting profitability across the aviation and tourism sectors, one of North America’s leading industry figures has told TakeOff 2018. Read more

3. WestJet extends European network
WestJet is further growing its network in Europe from next summer with a new service to Barcelona in Spain. Read more

4. Kenya Airways targets Beijing after launch of New York route
Kenya Airways is eyeing revenue gains of 10 percent following the launch of is first non-stop flight to the US, while a route to Beijing is firmly in its sights. Read more

5. Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
This week: China Eastern’s first A350-900; Lufthansa to reduce capacity growth; Chile court approves LATAM agreements; Air France-KLM CEO; United inaugurates new services and more. Read more.

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Mexican voters opt to scrap $13bn new airport
Latin America 'must address infrastructure concerns'
Airline industry ‘not attractive to millennials’
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