Issue 25

by Laurens Bomhof, University of Amsterdam
The title of this article implies a strategic choice between two, metaphorical directions: on the one hand the direction of virtualization, where the airline separates non-essential activities from the core activity. On the other hand the direction of integration where the airline groups those non-essential activities with the core activity.
by Menno Huys, University of Utrecht
The bankruptcy of Sabena in 2001 plunged Brussels-Zaventem Airport into a major crisis. As a result the network position of the airport deteriorated and this, in turn, had a negative influence on the opportunities for the spatial and economical development of the entire area.
by Luth Boroh MBA, Toulouse Business School Aerospace MBA
Developing e-learning in regional airlines might have different challenges than the major carriers. Different operational and organizational characteristics between regional airlines and major carriers could lead to different needs and solutions in their training activities.
by Niels ten Berge
Report about a big market which has been slowly openend up and many opportunities which have been created. In his articles, Niels gives an impression of China’s commercial aviation market, including a brief overview of the history as well as the future.
by Jasper Spruit
During the gold rush in the nineteenth century not the gold diggers but the suppliers of the picks and shovels were making the money. When drawing a parallel to the aviation industry there can be said that everybody in the industry is able to make money but the airlines. At the moment there are several developments in the industry, which can make a shift possible that can be favorable for the airlines.
by Beth Flynn, University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute
Report about the 100 Years of Flight Celebration in Kitty Hawk, NC where the famous Wright brothers took us all airborne.
by Jasper Spruit
Niederrhein Airport was a former military base of the British army. This is clearly shown around the airport. Double fences are built against nosy people and at the entrance a huge empty guardhouse is still standing.
Aerius alumnus and advisory board member Johan Schölvinck is highlighted in this Graduate. Johan has extensive experience in the airport business with previous positions at Schiphol Group and New York JFK airport.
by Hubert Croes
A report of the conference recently co-organized by Aerius and VSAE at Schiphol Airport, including contributions from Amsterdam Aviation Economics, Schiphol Group, Vanderlande and Incontrol.
by Jasper Spruit
In May 1993 VLM Airlines (“Flemish Airlines”) opened its first scheduled service from Antwerp to London City Airport. As from the beginning of the airline VLM, grew very steady and stable and became the number one carrier on London City Airport.
by Willem-Jan Zondag
In autumn 2003, a conference was held in The Netherlands about the Dutch regional airports where some key-note speakers gave their opinion about the current state and future prospects of regional airports.
by Willem-Jan Zondag
‘Experience makes the difference’ is the slogan of a unique aviation business advisory bureau founded in 2002 by three Dutch aviation veterans to offer their experience and knowledge to the next generation aviation managers.
by Dr. Pablo Mendes de Leon, Institute of Air & Space Law, Leyden University
Mrs. Isabelle Lelieur clarifies why bilateral agreements still stick to the traditional nationality criteria of airlines, despite the deregulation liberalization process started of in the 1980s.
by Jasper Spruit
Thomas C. Lawton describes the low-cost airline model in his book Cleared for Take-Off, Structure and strategy in the low fare airline business (2001).
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