News and notes from around the interweb:
- Etihad may be far more interested in growth of its Abu Dhabi hub than profits, but there are limits to its deep pockets it seems: the Swiss Airline operating as Etihad Regional faces restructuring and possible layoffs of 20% of staff.
- A good reason to be in DC that day: On May 8, two dozen types of vintage World War 2 aircraft will fly over DC to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
The historical aircraft expected to participate include the P-40 Warhawk, P-39 Aerocobra, P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, FG-1D Corsair, B-25 Mitchell, B-17 Flying Fortress, and many others.
- IronyWatch: A Kuwaiti firm has been awarded a 45 year contract to develop and operate a new airport in Iraq.
- Will Boeing develop a new 757 to compete against Airbus’ announced A321LR?
- Marriott is debuting an original movie next month. Not even joking. My suggestion is to put their creative energies into their elite benefits, rather than onto the screen. Nonetheless, here’s the trailer.