Airline partnerships at forefront of building the most efficient global air transport ecosystem

PhocusWire | March 26, 2020

Airline partnerships at forefront of building the most efficient global air transport ecosystem
Airline partnerships have been around for quite some time, with the first codeshare agreement having been created in the United States as early as the 1960s. Today, many airlines still maintain partnerships with each other, be it in the form of bilateral arrangements or by joining an alliance. The technology that has enabled these partnerships, however, hasn’t changed much over the last few decades. Each new collaboration between two carriers requires considerable investment and adds an extra layer of complexity to an airline’s existing operation. It is, therefore, not surprising that smaller airlines and low-cost carriers have generally stayed away from building such partnerships.

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The London Assembly Environment Committee is a cross-party group of politicians elected by Londoners, representing their interests to the Mayor and other critical stakeholders. The committee has recently heard from residents and community groups about aircraft noise across widespread areas of London, particularly in south-east, north-east and south-west London. We have investigated the issues raised and taken evidence from London airports. What we have learnt is deeply worrying. Disturbance to daily activities, including working, learning and relaxation, and to sleep, can have severe effects on people’s health and wellbeing. Aircraft noise remains a serious issue and will inevitably be a greater problem if airports increase their traffic. We have identified the following key actions that London and its airports need to undertake to reduce the far too high levels of disturbance to daily lives:

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The London Assembly Environment Committee is a cross-party group of politicians elected by Londoners, representing their interests to the Mayor and other critical stakeholders. The committee has recently heard from residents and community groups about aircraft noise across widespread areas of London, particularly in south-east, north-east and south-west London. We have investigated the issues raised and taken evidence from London airports. What we have learnt is deeply worrying. Disturbance to daily activities, including working, learning and relaxation, and to sleep, can have severe effects on people’s health and wellbeing. Aircraft noise remains a serious issue and will inevitably be a greater problem if airports increase their traffic. We have identified the following key actions that London and its airports need to undertake to reduce the far too high levels of disturbance to daily lives: