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Welcome to the latest selected insights, ideas, perspectives, and news from BAA. Our internationally recognized thought leaders and experts regularly provide commentary and op-eds on current issues in the aviation industry across the globe. Sharing our sought-after industry knowledge and thoughts with the aviation leaders and community to build together a path to a better future for our beloved industry is our mission.

| CONSULTANCY MIDDLE EAST

Bauer Aviation Advisory appoints former Boeing leader Bernard Dunn

In May last year, Bauer Aviation Advisory launched its Advisory Board. Meet the sixth industry heavyweight to now join the Board: Bernard Dunn, the former President of Boeing in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
| CONSULTANCY MIDDLE EAST

Post-pandemic era offers opportunities for boutique consulting firms

According to Linus Benjamin Bauer, the managing director of Bauer Aviation Advisory, the reshaping of the consulting industry as a result of pandemic-induced change is opening up new, and more competitive avenues for boutique consulting firms in the Middle East and beyond.

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Aviation Business Roundtable: Restoring Passenger Confidence in Air Travel

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#BAAtalks: Episode 1 with Stefan Pichler

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2022. 2021.

| Gulf News

For UAE and Gulf airlines, the flight to hire pilots is just taking off

Next year will be even more intense when it comes to airline recruitments

| consultancy-me.com

Bauer Aviation Advisory appoints former Boeing leader Bernard Dunn

In May last year, Bauer Aviation Advisory launched its Advisory Board.

| Skift

Korean Air Survived the Pandemic With No Losses But Faces New Challenges

Korean Air enjoys the distinction of being the only global airline not to post any losses during the pandemic, thanks largely to its cargo operations.

| Gulf News

UK-UAE ticket rates shoot up immediately after Heathrow Airport’s cap on daily passengers

Flights from London’s Gatwick even show ticket rates at Dh18000
| consultancy-me.com

Post-pandemic era offers opportunities for boutique consulting firms

According to Linus Benjamin Bauer, the reshaping of the consulting industry as a result of pandemic-induced change is opening up new, and more competitive avenues for boutique consulting firms in the Middle East and beyond.

| Gulf News

Investors should not hold their breath over Qatar Airways IPO

If any IPO happens, that would only be by end of this decade
| Gulf News

Saudi Arabia goes for a ‘dual-hub’ airline strategy as it targets 330m passengers by 2030

Saudi wealth fund PIF will own the new airline as Kingdom seeks major lift in tourists
| Arabian Business

Staycations vs international travel: The debate on what to do during the Eid al-Fitr holiday heats up

‘Revenge travelling’ and ‘escape tourism’ are fueling demand for international travel, but rising airfare prices have raised questions on what UAE residents will do during the Eid holiday
| Gulf News

UAE’s budget airlines are out to reclaim Gulf skies before summer – and Saudi Arabia is the priority

Air Arabia, flydubai add vital flights to Saudi Arabia and other sectors ahead of Eid
| Gulf News

Dubai Airport and Emirates score with their early re-opening and re-hiring

UK, US airlines are struggling with staff shortages and flight cancellations after re-open
| Business Insider

You’re not the only one shelling out way too much money on spring and summer travel this year

Even your vacation is a victim of inflation as America reckons with prices that have hit 41-year-highs.
| Arabian Business

Why aviation is the first punching bag in any political conflict

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, coupled with the rising jet fuel prices, has sent new shockwaves to the aviation industry
| Boston Globe

With oil prices surging, summer travel could look different (again) this year

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a humanitarian disaster.

| Gulf News

UAE and Gulf airlines are not raising ticket rates because of sky-high fuel prices – for now

Oil has shot up to $130/b and that is starting to tell on airline fuel costs
| Arabian Business

UAE air travel tipped to return to pre-covid levels in 2022 after end of PCR test for vaccinated passengers: Experts

Dropping the coronavirus testing requirement will encourage trips to the country as it reduces cost of travelling and boosts confidence

| Gulf News

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Airlines will take a heavy hit on costs with key air route cut off

Apart from fuel, airlines have to take longer routes to avoid Ukraine airspace
| Insider

Airfares are set to climb this summer due to higher fuel prices and more travelers taking to the skies

Travelers could be paying more for their airfares this summer due to the rising price of jet fuel, according to aviation industry experts.
| T-Magazine

Pandemic Turbulence: will Aviation Industry be able to recover?

Any recovery to the aviation industry post pandemic, experts say, will be slow and in phases
| Times Aerospace

Bauer Aviation Advisory launches matchmaking platform

Bauer Aviation Advisory (BAA) has launched a matchmaking platform for top-tier management consultancies and the Big 4 firms.

| Gulf News

Can this ‘Year of the Tiger’ mark the global aviation industry’s return to form?

Past ‘tiger years’ have seen aviation industry emerge from equally troubling times
| The National News

What does Boeing’s 777X freighter launch mean for the aviation industry?

US plane maker wins a record order from Qatar Airways for its new 777X-8 cargo plane
| The National News

Here is why the 5G roll out in the US became a major problem for international airlines

The US should learn from Europe and South Korea, where lower 5G frequencies are used, experts say
| Gulf News

Pakistan International Airlines set for a return to the UK – but fares are unlikely to drop

The airline is charging in the range of Dh1,500-Dh1,700.
| Arabian Business

Why the focus should be on abilities, rather than disabilities

As a strong advocate for enhancing the lives of people with disabilities, we need better policies to promote work and income security for disabled people worldwide
| Arabian Business

Omicron: ‘Back to square one for aviation’

It has become crystal clear that multilateralism will play a vital role in the post Covid-19 recovery process of our beloved aviation industry
| The National News

UAE at 50: Aviation industry flies towards sustainable and tech-driven growth

The sector contributes to about 13% of the UAE’s GDP, both directly and indirectly
| The National News

Dubai Airshow: aviation industry gathering a sign of post-pandemic recovery

Environmental sustainability, emerging technology, air cargo growth and aviation start-ups will be a big focus
| The National News

Iata AGM: global airline bosses to chart future of travel in ‘milestone’ aviation summit

An uneven post-Covid recovery, climate change pressures and new aircraft technologies will be top of the agenda for airline leaders
| Arabian Business

Why Pakistan is the large sleeping giant in aviation

Air Arabia’s recent JV with the conglomerate Lakson Group paves the way for a better, sustainable future for the country’s aviation sector
| Consultancy Middle East

Linus Benjamin Bauer joins high-profile German delegation to Pakistan

A German business delegation consisting of high-profile leaders from the public and private sector in MENA visited Pakistan last week with the aim of advising the country on futureproofing and restructuring some of its key sectors, including aviation.
| Gulf News

Fly Jinnah: Sharjah’s Air Arabia times to perfection its new airline launch in Pakistan

Planned venture with Lakson Group will serve Pakistan’s under-tapped domestic market too

| Wirtschafts Woche

Muss ungeimpftes Flug-Personal künftig am Boden bleiben?

Bei der Lufthansa sollen künftig nur noch geimpfte Mitarbeiter an Bord gehen dürfen. Gewerkschaften sind ebenso skeptisch wie ein großer Konkurrent.
| Times Aerospace

BAA health check could help prepare airlines for recovery

Middle East airlines are being offered a health check package to prepare better for the post covid recovery.
| Consultancy Middle East

Bauer Aviation Advisory installs advisory board with heavyweights

Dubai-headquartered Bauer Aviation Advisory has established an advisory board with four industry heavyweights, as the consultancy seeks to accelerate its growth and reputation in the Middle East.
| The National News

ATM 2021: Top travel and tourism players convene in Dubai to map future of industry

The four-day Arabian Travel Market is first in-person international travel and tourism event since the onset of the pandemic
| Arabian Business

How the pandemic can promote business travel

Digitalisation and the virtualisation effect on business will fuel the need for business travel for three reasons
| Arabian Business

Why Dubai continues to lead the way in returning passengers to the skies post-Covid

Aviation experts laud latest partnership between Emirates and Dubai Health Authority to restore confidence in industry
| Aviation Business Me

Why the GCC could become a natural habitat for regional jets post-pandemic

Linus Benjamin Bauer, managing director, and Rania Bisher Hanbali, consultant, at Bauer Aviation Advisory, on the future of regional jets in the Gulf
| Arabian Business

A year on from the grounding of flights – from waving goodbye to an expected ‘Mexican Wave’ of demand

Aviation experts offer an insight into the future of the industry in a post-coronavirus world
| fvw Travel Talk

Stefan Pichler steigt bei Bauer Aviation Advisory ein

Stefan Pichler war zuletzt als CEO bei Royal Jordanian in Amman unter Vertrag.
| Gulf News

UAE and Gulf’s budget airlines could lead short-haul demand recovery

Play it right and there is more they can gain in post-COVID-19 aviation marketplace
| Arabian Business

Why staff, not passengers hold the key to a Gulf aviation rebound

Leading consultant says full recovery in the aviation industry might not be seen until 2024
| Arabian Business

Why launching a new business at the height of the pandemic didn’t faze Linus Bauer

Dubai-based aviation advisor says ‘anything is possible’ after overcoming disability to launch successful business
| The National News

Emirates deploys A380 featuring premium economy cabin to London Heathrow

Airline to offer the new cabin from Monday on daily flights

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#BAAtalks: Episode 2 with Laila Hareb Almheiri

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#BAAtalks: Episode 3 with Adel Mardini

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#BAAtalks: Episode 4 with Aya Sadder

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Official Launch of BAA’s Health Check Packages

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BAA as Gold Sponsor at the 8th Arab Aviation Summit

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BAA as Industry Partner at the AACO 54th AGM in Doha


2020.

| The National News

Etihad Airways to start charter flight services

tihad has already flown more than 500 ad-hoc passenger, government and humanitarian charter flights this year
| Gulf News

Vaccine’s arrival gives a shot at restoring ultra-long haul air travel

Enough fliers should start feeling secure about getting on board

| Gulf News

UAE’s airlines have a say in country’s soft power influence

Emirates and Etihad along with country’s airports create those first impressions
| Gulf News

Gulf’s airports can still do well as hubs in a post-COVID-19 world

But they will still have to make some strategic readjustments
| Arabian Business

Is it time for Emirates to redesign its ‘hub and spoke’ business model?

Industry experts discuss what should happen next after Dubai’s aviation giant posts the first loss in its history
| Gulf News

Air industry needs to be kitted out for speedy COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Airlift of these life-saving drugs will be one of the most difficult tasks undertaken

| Gulf News

Airlines must chase ‘fifth freedom rights’ to boost long-haul’s return

UAE airlines too have a chance to better leverage their Latin American networks
| Forbes Middle East

Why Airlines Must Respond To COVID-19 Attack

The COVID-19 pandemic has sucked the aviation industry into a severe turbulence zone, causing chaos and uncertainty.
| Gulf News

Aviation industry could do with a common approach on COVID-19 safety measures

Only by shared processes will they be able to get passengers back to where they need to be
| Arabian Business

Airline firms urged to work together for good of aviation

Leading figures call for brakes to be put on competing as coronavirus ravages the aviation industry
| Aviation Business Middle East

Covid-19 aviation biosecurity strategy should follow post-9/11 approach, say experts

Aviation experts think the world should roll out standardised biosecurity systems and measures so travel restrictions can ease
| Gulf News

First-class air travel will need time to regain glory

Airlines will have to balance high cost of offering premium cabins and experiences
| Aviation Business Middle East

Covid-19 crisis: First Class isn’t dead yet!

Many First Class passengers are expected to make the leap to private jets in the wake of the pandemic, says Linus Benjamin Bauer, managing director of Bauer Aviation Advisory
| Forbes Middle East

Deal With Israel Will Give A Tail-Wind To UAE Carriers

The normalization of ties between the UAE and Israel is expected to offer abundant business opportunities, especially in tourism, as a direct upshot of the historic bilateral agreement that was recently signed.
| Gulf News

Saudi Arabia must speed up return of air travel

Sure precautions need to be there, but too long a wait will be detrimental

| Forbes Middle East

How Middle Eastern Airlines Can Share The Skies With Ultra Long-Haul Flights

The global aviation industry is one of the hardest hit by the wrath of COVID-19. Such is the impact of the pandemic that cash-strapped airlines almost immediately either got grounded,
| Channel News Asia

Commentary: Airlines that shift towards long-haul flights will succeed post-coronavirus

These will be driven by factors including the change in customer behaviours, geographical location of cities, ongoing travel restrictions and the establishment of travel bubbles, says a University of London observer.
| Gulf News

World needs a whole lot of learning to fly again

Countries should step up co-ordinated openings of travel routes and health protocols
| The Daily Mail online

End of the stopover? Covid-19 could lead to a surge in ‘ultra-long haul’ flights

End of the stopover? Covid-19 could lead to a surge in ‘ultra-long haul’ flights of 14 hours or more which are more efficient and connect low-risk cities around the world

| Arab News

How Saudi Arabia’s air transport sector can overcome the coronavirus setback

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s airline industry is stirring back to life as Gulf countries ease the restrictions implemented to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
| Aviation Business Middle East

EXPERT VIEW: Pricing is not the key to rebuilding passenger confidence

Linus Benjamin Bauer, founder and managing director of Bauer Aviation Advisory, argues why a collective approach must be considered as the key to regenerating air traveller confidence
| Handelsblatt

Coronakrise verschiebt das Kräfteverhältnis der Luftfahrt-Drehkreuze am Golf

Dubai und Abu Dhabi wetteifern mit Katar um die Vorherrschaft in der Luftfahrt. Bisher hatten die Emirate die Nase vorn – das könnte sich nun ändern.
| Simple Flying

COVID Could Be The Catalyst Ultra-Long-Haul Flights Need

The rise of ultra-long-haul flying has been somewhat inhibited by the coronavirus pandemic. However, in a post-COVID world, could we see a return?

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