Week in Review, October 10

Week in Review

VW’s US chief testifies; GE, Air France, Twitter and more

Come fly with me

Insolvency is what airlines do, but creditors always get their money back, says John Dizard

EU launches aircraft maintenance probe

Regulators focus on competition in $60bn repair market

China, Japan bid for Indonesian projects

Asian powers compete to develop ports and rail links

Virgin tops rail complaints list

Most common gripes concern punctuality and reliability

BDP’s transformation of Victoria Station, Manchester

Manchester Victoria reveals £44m facelift

Rejuventated station forms hub of rail upgrade for the north

Air France bosses attacked in jobs protest

HR chief’s shirt ripped from his back at meeting on job cuts

Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivers his keynote speech this morning.
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Osborne swaggers into the centre ground

Chancellor seeks to drive Labour further to the political fringes

Michael O’Leary, CEO: Ryanair grows up

A more adult approach has lifted the budget carrier’s profits

Japan’s ANA eyes Vietnam Airlines stake

Group in talks with ‘several carriers’ as it pushes expansion

Virgin automatically pays for late trains

System ends need to fill in forms but is only for advance tickets

Uber rallies customers against TfL plans

More than 118,000 people sign petition backing ride-hailing app

Japan cries foul over Indonesia rail loss

Chinese plan involving no-strings finance beats Tokyo proposal

Rail projects to be delivered 4 years late

Modernisation of Transpennine and Midland lines goes ahead

HK tycoon Li brushes off China criticism

Asset sales seen by some as sign of fading confidence in mainland

China pins economy hopes on trains

Beijing focuses on railway construction to fuel growth

US woos private investment in transport

Anthony Foxx calls for partnership approach to ease ‘huge pressure’ on capacity

IndiGo flies high amid aviation tests

Indian low-cost carrier braces for IPO after cracking tough market

O’Leary targets €2bn Ryanair profits

Budget airline chief wants to deliver range of leisure services

Thames commercial traffic set to treble

Revitalised river juggles competing demands from trade and tourism


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