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Airline Industry Review is a blog focusing on key events in commercial aviation industry, and providing commentary and analysis.
My name is Miyuru Sandaruwan and I have been an airline enthusiast for as long as I can remember.
Ever since I can remember, I have been aircraft obsessed. When I was about 9 years old, I started to keep records about each aircraft that flew over my home and soon I had a great knowledge on the whole flight schedule of the Colombo airport and each aircraft type that flew over my home and even to report the average delay of a given flight. I had the habit of going to the Public Viewing Pavilion of Colombo Airport ( now closed ) on each vacation and spend all the day watching the wonderful birds and their flight schedules .
It was at this time that I got interested on day to day operations of an airline and after hearing about my interests, the owner of the pavilion’s catering company gave me a few copies of the Airports International magazine. This is where I began to develop the knowledge on what really were the basics of airline operations and soon I received some copies of ATW and Flight magazines which really glued me and taught me on the already highly interesting subject of airline management. I researched on every aspect of an airline’s operation – from route development to aircraft economics to marketing and was able to build a sound knowledge on all of these.
Airline Industry Review began as a hobby of mine, in 2007, when I was still a school student and did not even own a computer. The site was initially set up using my mobile phone’s web browser, on Blogger, and was called Sri Lankan Aviation. As I soon felt that the Blogger platform was limiting the site’s potential, I researched and moved the website to the self-hosted WordPress platform – still using the mobile – under the titled Aero Everyday. Things developed fast and Airline Industry Review soon became one of the top five blogs on aviation in the world, being featured in key publications such as The Guardian.
Since then, I have been able to begin my dream career – at an airline – and the time commitments of my role has meant that my time available for blogging has been limited. However, Airline Industry Review continues to live on.
A quote from one my biggest idols
Dream no small dream; it lacks magic. Dream large. Then make the dream real.
You can catch me on Twitter as @AirlineIndustry .