weekly_trend_roundup.jpgEvery 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.

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>>The other shoe has finally dropped: No-Perk Basic Economy Fares Are Officially Coming to American and United Airlines

>>The Hanseatic City of Hamburg has become an example of the advancements possible when local government gets behind its aviation community: Hamburg Tries to Own the Future of Aviation With New Research Center

>>The process of privatization in aviation, including that of airport infrastructure, has been a difficult one over the past two decades: EU Airports Increasingly Turn to Private Investment to Compete With Global Counterparts

Photo Credit: The new ZAL Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg/The new ZAL Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg Hamburg Aviation