Airline relationships with each other have gone through an extensive period of maturation during the past 40 years, most dramatically in the international arena. The industry has transitioned from a close-knit association of thinly spread operators legally coordinating commercial activities in a sanctioned cartel, self-regulating fares and service levels to provide maximum benefits for both airline and passenger-or so they claimed-to today's system of alliances battling on a global stage increasingly open to free-market competition.
Excessive costs and an aviation sector that is not as robust as it should be, especially in attracting international business, are hurting Canada’s air transport industry, conference panelists said Tuesday....More
Latin American traffic growth has slowed from double digits, but is still expected to grow 5%-6% per year, reaching nearly a half billion passengers by 2025, according to Alex de Gunten, adviser to the executive board of the Latin America and Caribbean Air Transport Association....More
Senior executives from two of the three major US carriers involved in the growing dispute over alleged unfair competition from the Gulf carriers said Tuesday they are simply asking for government-to-government consultations on the US Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar....More
Etihad Airways will continue to expand its cross-Atlantic routes between North America, the Middle East and the sub-Indian continent, but has no plans to fly between Europe and the US a senior executive said Monday....More