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.
About 30% of Delta Air Lines’ traffic in Seattle is connecting, mainly to Asia, a trend the carrier expects to grow as it builds out its Pacific gateway, an executive said at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More
Southwest Airlines sees “plenty” of opportunity for expansion in the north of South America with its existing fleet of Boeing 737s and will begin increasing its international service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by 2017 or 2018....More
JetBlue Airways is strongly considering adding a checked baggage fee next year but expects to make limited changes to its network and business model, CEO David Barger said Monday at the Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit in Las Vegas....More