Every week we post hundreds of stories across various sectors in travel, connecting the dots across various global trends, and in these weekend posts we highlight the stories that tackle these trends. This one looks at top aviation trends.

For all of our trends roundups, go here.

>> This is a serious misstep for Ryanair: Ryanair Now Says It Won’t Begin Low-Cost Transatlantic Service

>> The U.S. Travel Association argues Open Skies has led to the growth of U.S. inbound tourism: U.S. Travel Association Again Takes Side of Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Debate

>> The Open Skies kerfuffle is far more than “growing pains” for the global aviation industry: The EU Is Coming to the Support of U.S. Airlines Angry About Gulf Carriers

>> The side over the Pacific is particularly attractive: The Other Open Skies Debate: U.S. Carriers Jockey for Position in China

Photo Credit: Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O'Leary gestures during a signing ceremony. Pascal Rossignol / Reuters