Five stories you may have missed: easyJet CEO, Jetlines, United Airlines, Icelandair, Airbus and more

Our top five stories this week: European airline shake-up will continue, says easyJet's CEO; Canada does not have a true LCC but that is about to change - Jetlines CEO; Why United's Chinese expansion could dent American's plans; Icelandair agrees to buy rival WOW; China will need 7,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years - Airbus and more.

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

European airline shake-up will continue, says easyJet's CEO
As one of the main beneficiaries of Air Berlin’s demise, easyJet’s chief executive Johan Lundgren expects there to be further consolidation of the European aviation industry over the coming months. Read more

Jetlines CEO: Canada does not have a true LCC but that is about to change
Jetlines' new chief executive Javier Suarez tells Routesonline why Canada is ready for the start-up ultra low-cost carrier. Read more

Why United's Chinese expansion could dent American's plans
United Airlines is seeking to expand its footprint in China - and the move could have an impact on American Airlines’ hopes of temporarily suspending some services to the Asian powerhouse. Read more

Icelandair agrees to buy rival WOW
Icelandair has agreed to buy Skúli Mogensen's low-cost rival WOW air in an all share deal. Read more

China will need 7,400 new aircraft in the next 20 years - Airbus
China will account for almost one fifth of the world's new aircraft demand over the next two decades, according to estimates from Airbus. Read more.

PLUS:
Route rundown: CKG-CDG, BCN-JFK, FCO-IAD
Airline in focus: HK Express
Bulletin board: aviation industry news round-up
Passenger traffic growth slows - IATA
Behind the scenes: what to expect at Routes Asia 2019 host Cebu
Aviation heavyweights to speak at ASM’s anniversary training event


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