Gordon Smith

Southwest Airlines - how it pioneered the low-cost model

In a recent Key Publishing special magazine on low-cost carriers, Gordon Smith explores Southwest Airlines path to success with special insights from the late Herb Kelleher

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Commercial aviation trends to watch in 2024

The frenetic pace of the commercial aviation sector shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. As we start the new year, Gordon Smith highlights some of the key areas to look out for over the coming 12 months

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British Airways launches new African route from Gatwick

British Airways (BA) has celebrated its inaugural service on a new route to Africa from London/Gatwick.

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Interview: RwandAir’s CEO breaking the mould

In the October 2023 Speaking to Gordon Smith moments after being appointed as the new chair of IATA’s Board of Governors, RwandAir CEO Yvonne Makolo discusses the challenges and opportunities of the post-pandemic era

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Why a Boeing 757 landed on the wrong runway

Authorities in the United States have concluded their investigation into an incident involving a FedEx Boeing 757 at Tulsa Airport in Oklahoma.

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KLM's "game-changing" 777 transformation: behind the scenes

Gordon Smith joins a special flight to Cape Town to meet some of the key players behind the project to overhaul the Dutch flag carrier’s widebody workhorse

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Battle of the century: Finnair CEO on navigating “double crisis”

As Finnair kicks off its centenary celebrations, Gordon Smith visits Helsinki to hear how the airline is navigating one of the most challenging periods in its history

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How Korean Air achieved widebody comfort in the narrowbody A321neo

The Seoul-based operator is the latest to bring widebody comfort to narrowbody flights. Gordon Smith joined the carrier on board its brand new Airbus A321neo to put it to the test

QUIZ: The ultimate IATA code quiz! (Part Three)

Our previous two IATA code quizzes were super popular, so we’re treating you to another batch of global guesswork. Be warned – there are some really tricky questions in here to sort the expert codebreakers from the aviation mess makers. Good luck!

QUIZ: The ultimate Boeing 757 quiz!

We’re celebrating 757 Week on Key Aero, and to mark the occasion, we’ve a special edition of our commercial aviation quiz. From early operators to twin-jet trivia, this will definitely test your knowledge of the Seattle ‘Pocket Rocket’. Good luck!