On the Cover

22   The Frankfurt Plan
Lufthansa’s strategy for growth and financial health. Plus, the hub that must sleep.
By Karen Walker


29    Staying in Touch
Aircraft and passengers are becoming e-connected inflight.
By Aaron Karp

34   Shedding Jets Faster
Opinions differ on whether small jets have a future in a
high-oil price landscape.
By Henry Canaday

39   Fleetwise?
Aircraft strategy for many airlines remains buy, buy, buy.
By Karen Walker

41   The Big Leap
Engine maker ramps up for CFM56 successor.
By Victoria Moores

45   The Ancillary Jungle
Airlines adapt their revenue models to leverage extra fees.
By Christine Boynton

47   Fighting Through
Tunisair puts finishing touches on five-year revamp despite challenging environment.
By Victoria Moores

49    Mexico’s High Riser
Interjet beats the odds and continues fast-growth track.
By Christine Boynton

54   A Reprieve
Global emissions pact remains tough challenge even with
EU ETS suspension.
By Karen Walker


5   Editorial
A Clock Still Ticking
By Karen Walker

News Briefs

8     Kingfisher’s license suspended
9     Air France seeks compensation over A380 issues
10   Boeing wins first Russian 737 MAX customer
12   US Airways triples 3Q net profit
14   SWA converting AirTran airports
15   IAG confirms Vueling takeover bid
16   HNA Group buys 48% of Aigle Azur

20   Analysis
Beltway Scandal
Government investigation finds widespread corruption at Washington, DC airports authority. 
By Aaron Karp

57   Trends

63   Customer Services

63   Advertisers’ Index

63   Advertisers’ Websites

64   Commentary
Go South. Airlines have much to gain by focusing on South America’s economic growth.
By Aaron J. Gellman