EU-US Open Skies is prompting major European carriers to look at establishing transatlantic all-business class operations. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways both say they are working on plans to establish all-business class operations connecting continental Europe with North America. The regulatory restrictions that have been in place have now been lifted.
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The Aussie comic claimed a similar basement extension next door had already caused his ceiling to collapse and worries his entire home is at risk. The actor who plays Dame Edna Everage has told how he fears his home could collapse if a neighbour is allowed a basement extension. Barry Humphries begged council chiefs to reject plans for a dig that he says could destabilise his foundations.
Qantas, via Ogilvy Sydney, has launched a business class tactical sales campaign featuring Barry Humphries and alter ego Dame Edna. The campaign launched on the weekend and promotes a special Qantas business class offer that allows Australians to access a highly discounted fare if they buy two of more seats. The five day campaign will run across press, radio, digital advertising, direct marketing and B2B collateral. Well done guys, looks good.
Aviation leaders appear divided on the outlook for a relaxation of ownership and control restrictions. Ian Taylor reports. The rules in most of Asia remain more restrictive still so that Air Asia, for example, has had to establish multiple joint ventures around the region in order to grow.
The year-old son of Barry Humphries - the impersonator known to millions as Dame Edna Everage - has been in trouble over drugs, once trashed a hotel room and, most recently, prompted a frenzy of speculation when he admitted he was having an affair with an older woman. Even though he has never admitted that he has a close relationship with yearold Mrs Mellon - separated but not divorced from her husband Matthew - they were very much together at this week's Fashion Rocks charity event at the Royal Albert Hall. Now Humphries has gone one step further and spoken frankly for the first time about what drives him, about his craving for celebrity - and the way he believes it will help him attract women.
A Great Bookham man who has been at the heart of British civil aviation for more than 40 years has been appointed CBE. He also served as non-executive chairman of the British Air Transport Association, a body that represents most UK airlines. It played a prominent role in responding to the recent Ebola crisis in West Africa and is supported by several major airlines.
British Airways, EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic, appearing jointly before MPs for the first time, insisted they were serious about cutting emissions. But Mr Brown's air passenger duty did not create an incentive to invest in cleaner technology, they said. All three backed carbon trading as the best way to reduce emissions. But Barry Humphreys, Virgin Atlantic's director of external affairs and route development, said the chancellor's scheme was "a poor environmental tax".
No eBook available Amazon. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In recent years the airline industry has experienced severe volatility in earnings, with airlines recording periods of substantial profits that are closely followed by periods of financial distress.