Archive for June, 2006

OA flies through turbulence

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

More Olympic news…. sort of good…..kind of…. Flight stewards at Olympic Airlines (OA) agreed yesterday to resume normal working hours, ending a three-day period in which some 60 flights were canceled due to flight attendants’ refusal to work overtime. After a lengthy meeting with the airline’s management, the stewards said that they have agreed to […]

American cuts costs… fro NBC news

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

This is just an interesting article about saving money…. Small measures yield big savings in the skies American Airlines goes all out to cut fuel consumption By Tom Costello Correspondent Updated: 7:24 p.m. ET June 22, 2006NBC NewsTULSA, Okla. – With 2,500 flights each day, cutting back on the nearly 3 billion gallons of jet […]

Olympic Airways- a case study in Government incompetence?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

From the Greek Newspaper Kathimerini This probably won’t instill too much confidence…. Messing up with small and big alike John Kenneth Galbraith’s congratulations to John F. Kennedy for the latter’s election victory came with a warning: “The state,” the late economist said, “is the kind of organization which, though it does large things badly, does […]

Pantheon Airways: a future new airline on the ashes of Olympic Airlines

Friday, June 9th, 2006

Sabre Aviation Consulting Services was contracted by the Greek government to find investors and develop a business plan for an airline to replace troubled Olympic Airlines, aiming to start operating this fall. The new carrier will probably be called Pantheon Airways. The government will be a minority shareholder of the new carrier. Pantheon should be […]