Airliner World - Jan 2019

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News
Airliner World’s comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including a report from the official opening of Istanbul’s new airport, plus Air Astana launches a low-cost subsidiary, Icelandair moves to acquire WOW air, Bombardier offloads its Q400 programme, and the Airbus A330-800 completes its maiden flight.

When the Luck Ran Out
Remembering Air Europe, the humble British leisure carrier whose global ambitions ultimately led to catastrophic failure.

Gateway to Stockholm
The Swedish are renowned for their stylish yet functional designs. At the nation’s largest airport, Arlanda, this ‘form and function’ hasn’t always been apparent, but today the gateway is now a model of efficiency.

A Filipino Classic
On board with the 'freight dogs', hauling freight across the Philippines in the nation's last active Boeing 737-200.

New York's Titan
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ president and CEO William J Flynn explains how the company has evolved into the largest ACMI provider in the US market.

Swoop: Canada’s Next Aviation Pioneer?
Shining the spotlight on WestJet’s plucky new budget subsidiary, Swoop, which aims to revolutionise the way Canadians (and even some Americans) travel.

Flying to the Eighth Wonder of the World
Queenstown, in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, is a haven for thrill-seekers, but for those with more sedate inclinations, a flight to the majestic Milford Sound fjord delivers a jaw-dropping experience like no other.

Soviet Behemoths
Developed by Ilyushin during the early 1970s, the Il-86/Il-96 was the Soviet Union’s first and, to date, only widebody jet airliner. But an ever-changing political landscape hampered its development.

Deliveries
The latest commercial acquisitions.

MRO News
Updates from maintenance, repair and overhaul providers.

Aviation Training
A round-up of recent developments.

Departure Gate
A selection of readers’ comments and photographs.

Caption Competition
WIN a year’s subscription to Airliner World.

Air Safety
Up-to-date accident reports and crash information.

Air Italy: A New Flag Carrier in the Making?
With national airline Alitalia in a perennial coma-like state, which even the deep pockets of Etihad couldn’t revive, and regional air travel dominated by foreign low-cost carriers, launching a new full-service operation in Italy could appear questionable. Despite these strong headwinds, nearly a year after its first commercial services, Air Italy is an airline looking to the future with cautious optimism.