Cathy Buyck

Cathy Buyck
Brussels Bureau Chief,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Brussels, Cathy covers European regulatory affairs, commercial air transport and MRO. Most recently, she was senior analyst for CAPA – Centre for Aviation. Prior, Cathy was Air Transport World's European Editor/Bureau Chief, leading ATW's Europe, Middle East and African coverage for the magazine and the daily online news. She also contributed to ATW’s numerous newsletters and was responsible for ATW’s annual World Airport Report.
She won the 2010/11 European Regions Airline Association (ERAA) Hank McGonagle Journalism Award for a two-part article on the inclusion of aviation in the European ETS and was shortlisted several times for the Royal Aeronautical Society Aerospace Journalist of the Year in the Air Transport and Best Strategy/ Finance category. In 2005, she was awarded the ATW Publisher’s Award. Cathy served as president of the Aviation Press Club (Belgium) for many years. She started her career as a journalist working for Belgium’s leading business magazine Trends. Cathy holds a Masters in Modern History from the KULeuven, Belgium, with distinction.

Europe’s Largest Legacy Carriers Seek Ways To Compensate For Strike Fallout 
Europe’s two biggest legacy airlines are focusing on how to make up for strike-related losses.
Air France-KLM Says KLM Results Are ‘Poor’ 

KLM has had a recent history of turning in strong results, and the Dutch carrier reported a third-quarter profit, but results are “poor,” an Air France-KLM executive said.

Strike Losses Batter Air France-KLM Profits 
The airline reported Wednesday that its operating profit in the third quarter dropped 61% from a year earlier, to €247 million ($312 million), on a 7% decline in revenue, to €6.70 billion.
Ryanair To Open Base At Copenhagen Airport 
For SAS and Norwegian, the main airlines currently operating at CPH, increased competition means even more pressure on their already declining yields and unit revenue.
VLM Airlines Concludes Management Buyout 

VLM Airlines has been sold to its management by Intro Aviation and is aiming to relaunch scheduled operations and also is exploring options to expand its fleet of 12 Fokker 50 aircraft, which are currently exclusively used on air, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) contracts and charter services. 

Monarch Group Gets Lifeline Through Ownership Change 

U.K. travel group Monarch will be able to move forward with its plan to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and revamp its airline subsidiary into a scheduled low-cost operator following its sale to London-based investment firm Greybull Capital.

Air France-KLM Denies Reports on Massive Job Cuts At KLM 
“If the best plan is that KLM must break away from Air France, you have to seriously look at it,” Swen Laarveld, board member of De Unie labor union, said in an interview with the BNR radio.
Monarch Group Gets Lifeline Through Ownership Change 
The deal provides Monarch with £50 million ($80.4 million) in urgently needed permanent capital and £75 million in liquidity.
Jetairfly Expands At Belgian Regional Airports 
The hybrid carrier is Belgium’s second-largest operator after Brussels Airlines and is owned by TUI Travel, Europe’s largest integrated-travel company.
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