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North Asia: New players, new routes, new opportunities

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Kim JungShik (CEO of Eastar Jet), Andrew Cowen (CEO of HK Express), Stephen Wang (President of Spring Airlines) and Patrick Murphy (Executive Advisor of Peach Aviation) gathered at Aviation Festival Asia 2016 to discuss their biggest growth challenges and opportunities. Here’s a summary of what was discussed. All the LCCs agreed that infrastructure remains the number one challenge, especially in …

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Lufthansa’s DCC: Directing a new era of distribution

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Back in September 2015, Lufthansa added a 16 Euro surcharge (DCC) on every ticket for Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Airlines that is not booked through the official websites of the carriers, via an airline service center or at an airport ticket desk. This sparked a huge amount of controversy in the in the industry. Patrick F. Poetzsch, Head of …