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News of airline industry : Happy new year ?

The news this morning focuses primarily on the Air France group, which announced a massive plan to address its savings accounts that are largely in the red (the sources speak of more than 4 billion euros of debt). The announcement came at the beginning of the year but it follows several announcements in recent months about the need for the national carrier solutions, behind Air France, what decisions will be taken to other group companies as Brit, and even Airlinair Regional Airlines?

More generally the beginning of the year is already a true underlying trend in the aviation sector since Royal Air Morocco reduced its workforce and close some offices even in France (Lyon, Marseille and Nice) and will drop some routes. It also seeks to separate from its Airbus A321 fleet to remain only on the range Boeing. For its part, Air Europa announces plan to lay more than 260 positions in 2011 after a very bad to put the company on a solid foundation.

This morning Delta Airlines Us Airways are considering the purchase of American Airlines (AMR) placed in bankruptcy (Chapter 11) since December. Finally Jetairfly has made a rapprochement with Jet4you Moroccan company to be more present on the tour operating sector and Corsairfly will change its name before the end of this year.

This is for scheduled airlines, but Air Asia had launched ticket prices to 99 euro one-way long-haul to Asia from Europe, stop simply links to focus to the Asian market … . Good news anyway with the forthcoming establishment of the company business English on Canadair jet CSeries to rally London City to New York.

As for airports, new BONNS prioirité come by against the airport of Lyon Saint-Exupery who sees its traffic substantially forward plusde with 8.4 million passengers, very good results also for the airports of Bordeaux and Nice in Conversely, attendance down at the airport of Marseille and Airlinair announces the stop line Limoges / Paris operated by an ATR42.

In the market of air charter, applications are now focusing on the Euro 2012 football matches even if taking place in Donetsk and Kiev, which considerably limits the possibilities of small-capacity units, the Olympic Games in London focus a lot of applications but especially in business jets and capacity of less than 50 seats. By cons, there is now a very strong demand for aircraft over 150 seats on the African Cup of Nations (CAN), which takes place in Gabon.

To finish on a high note, the airport of Wellington was elected as one of the busiest airports’ landing in the special “because of its geography, wind field and the general climate.