Airways Magazine - October 2006
(Volume 13 No 8) (Issue No 128)
On sale on US and Canada newsstands from Tuesday, September 5 (21 August in UK)…subscribers will receive their copies up to two weeks earlier.
Ryanair at 21
by Ewan Partridge
Heading a long list of European low-cost airlines, Ryanair is also one of Europe’s most recognized brand-names, not least through the antics of its flamboyant CEO, Michael O’Leary. On the Irish airline’s 21st birthday it is appropriate to review Ryanair’s rapid growth over the past few years, and speculate on what might follow.
PHOTO: JOHN WEGG
The End for Emery
by Tom W Norwood
Emery claimed a lot of firsts in the air freight business. The explosive expansion of the priority package delivery service found many players but few winners. After almost 60 years, the Emery name has disappeared but its global operation was sufficient to spark the interest of the giant UPS, resulting in a successful acquisition.
by Mac af Uhr
Welcome to Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands, home to one of the shortest runways in the world approved for commercial operations by Boeing 737s.
PHOTO: GIANFRANCO BETING
Five Guaras Celebrate 75 years of TACA
by Gianfranco Beting
Central America is one of the most remarkable areas on this planet. The area’s natural beauty, distinguished by exotic flora and fauna, is matched by the violence of volcanoes and earthquakes. And it is also marred by problems and difficulties characteristic of one of the world’s poorest regions. Amid the turmoil, including a challenging business environment, a world-class airline called TACA has blossomed against all odds.
PHOTO: ANGELOS GIOTOPOULOS
Grecian Formula: Air & Sea
photography by Angelos Giotopoulos
The magical Greek islands have always been a favorite of travellers, and air connections are improving with the steady expansion of AirSea Lines, the only scheduled floatplane operator in the European Union.
PHOTO: STEFANO PAGIOLA
Amigo Airways—Farewell, friend
by Stefano Pagiola
Throughout the world, start-up airlines tend to battle with established carriers for market share. Across the Georgia Strait between the Canadian mainland and Vancouver Island, a similar battle has been waged, albeit on a much smaller scale, by Amigo Airways.
PHOTO: RAFAL SZCZYPEK
photography by Rafal Szczypek
Detroit-Willow Run (YIP), one of the busiest air cargo airports in the USA, stars as the home to a constellation of ex-Zantop Lockheed Electras.
The Runny Ice Cream Run
by Patrick Doyle
Clayton Taylor gives his impressions of the Farnborough Air Show.
Andreas Rohde takes a trip to Guam on Continental Mike.
Stan Solomon offers a varied selection of anecdotes from the Airways.
The global forum for our readers’ opinions, feedback, and contributions.
News from the Airways
Colorfully illustrated highlights of the major news developments from North America and around the world, including fleet changes, new airlines, and new paint schemes.
Chris Sterling checks out the latest noteworthy commercial aviation literature.
Veteran & Vintage
Dacre Watson recalls the prewar days of Singapore’s international airport and its first airline: Wearne’s Air Services.
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