What we’re reading: Airlines seek Boeing cash, airports from above, Delta/Virgin out of Heathrow

by Stephanus Surjaputra on March 25, 2013

ANA First 787 Special Livery Paint Roll out TMS

Pressure grows on Boeing as airlines seek 787 cash

Although negotiations haven’t officially started, two airlines may be seeking cash compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the 787.

Leading 787 customer All Nippon Airways wants cash refunds, rather than discounts on future orders, for losses inflicted by the worldwide grounding, a person familiar with the airline’s intentions told reporters.

The strange beauty of airports photographed from above

Jeffrey Milstein is known for photographing the underbellies of aircraft as they soar overhead. He now has a new series of photographs which shows airports from overhead.

Milstein says this new series is all about “showing the patterns, layering and complexity of cities, and the circulation patterns for travel, such as waterways, roads, and airports that grow organically over time, much like a living organism.”

Delta – Virgin Atlantic partnership to offer more choices for flyers out of Heathrow

After Delta acquired a 49 percent stake of Virgin Atlantic, the two are jointly offering 21 daily flights out of Heathrow to the US.

Ed Bastian, Delta’s president said: “London Heathrow is the most important access point for corporate travellers and that was driving force behind our decision to invest in Virgin Atlantic,” He added, “Given the constraints on growth at Heathrow, our partnership with Virgin will enable us to expand our presence at this airport and level the field a little with our competitors, while offering customers even more in terms of choice and benefits.”

Print Friendly
Be Sociable, Share!

Previous post:

Next post: