ATW Editor's Blog http://atwonline.com/blog/71299/feed Karen Walker Blog en Norwegian becomes the new “Gulf” target in the transatlantic battle http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-becomes-new-gulf-target-transatlantic-battle <div class="node-body blog-body">Perhaps not surprisingly, last month’s announcement by the US Department of Transportation that Norwegian Air International (NAI) should be granted a foreign carrier permit has so far not unclogged the way for NAI to begin transatlantic services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-becomes-new-gulf-target-transatlantic-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/norwegian-becomes-new-gulf-target-transatlantic-battle#comments Aeropolitics Open Skies Labor Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 05 May 2016 15:49:00 +0000 207591 at http://atwonline.com DOT’s decision on Norwegian scores one for competition & Open Skies, finally http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-decision-norwegian-scores-one-competition-open-skies-finally <div class="node-body blog-body">The US Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to give tentative permission for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to serve the US, more than two years after NAI applied for a foreign air carrier permit, is long overdue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-decision-norwegian-scores-one-competition-open-skies-finally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-decision-norwegian-scores-one-competition-open-skies-finally#comments Aeropolitics Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:06:00 +0000 204941 at http://atwonline.com Dave Barger a most worthy recipient of the Pogue Award http://atwonline.com/blog/dave-barger-most-worthy-recipient-pogue-award <div class="node-body blog-body">Cool as they are, I often argue that aircraft are not the most important or interesting assets of an airline. What really makes the global air transport business tick is its people. So it’s great to see those people recognized.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/dave-barger-most-worthy-recipient-pogue-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/dave-barger-most-worthy-recipient-pogue-award#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Fri, 15 Apr 2016 16:37:00 +0000 204681 at http://atwonline.com Post Brussels attacks, some need lesson in decency & decorum http://atwonline.com/blog/post-brussels-attacks-some-need-lesson-decency-decorum <div class="node-body blog-body">The March 22 terrorist attacks on Brussels Airport and the city’s metro system were sickening. It beggars belief, therefore, to record two events emanating from Brussels in the aftermath of those bombs</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/post-brussels-attacks-some-need-lesson-decency-decorum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/post-brussels-attacks-some-need-lesson-decency-decorum#comments Aeropolitics Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:23:00 +0000 204471 at http://atwonline.com Virgin America: Why Alaska might be the better fit http://atwonline.com/blog/virgin-america-why-alaska-might-be-better-fit <div class="node-body blog-body">Yesterday I wrote some initial thoughts on potential outcomes if, as widely reported but not confirmed, Virgin America is talking to potential buyers. Reports so far have focused on the most likely bidders for the San Francisco-based carrier being Seattle-based Alaska Airlines and New York-based JetBlue Airways. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/virgin-america-why-alaska-might-be-better-fit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/virgin-america-why-alaska-might-be-better-fit#comments Aeropolitics Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:27:00 +0000 203001 at http://atwonline.com If Virgin America is for sale, would a deal be allowed? http://atwonline.com/blog/if-virgin-america-sale-would-deal-be-allowed <div class="node-body blog-body">The potential prospect of Virgin America being merged with either Alaska Airlines or JetBlue Airways, as was widely reported yesterday, is intriguing. The question many industry observers are asking is “which is the best fit?” and the general consensus is that JetBlue would be the better match.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/if-virgin-america-sale-would-deal-be-allowed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/if-virgin-america-sale-would-deal-be-allowed#comments Air Traffic Management Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:54:00 +0000 202871 at http://atwonline.com Life at 20,000ft and why you should choose a window seat http://atwonline.com/blog/life-20000ft-and-why-you-should-choose-window-seat <div class="node-body blog-body">Tuesday was another routine day and yet a unique day in my work life. At 5.30 am I woke to news of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. As it involved the airport, my work life kicked in, although our European editor, Victoria Moores, was well ahead of me and had posted the immediate news on ATWonline.com.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/life-20000ft-and-why-you-should-choose-window-seat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/life-20000ft-and-why-you-should-choose-window-seat#comments Safety Airports & Routes Opinions American Airlines Brussels Doug Parker ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 23 Mar 2016 01:33:00 +0000 201921 at http://atwonline.com Gordon’s alive, but not necessarily doing his best by United http://atwonline.com/blog/gordon-s-alive-not-necessarily-doing-his-best-united <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Continental Airlines CEO Gordon Bethune’s attack on United Airlines this week is troubling. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/gordon-s-alive-not-necessarily-doing-his-best-united" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/gordon-s-alive-not-necessarily-doing-his-best-united#comments Airlines Opinions continental Gordon Bethune Jeff Smisek Oscar Munoz United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:26:00 +0000 200361 at http://atwonline.com Ex-Im, Airbus, Boeing & the Democratic debate http://atwonline.com/blog/ex-im-airbus-boeing-democratic-debate <div class="node-body blog-body">Somewhat surprisingly, Airbus and Boeing got inserted into the US election debate yesterday during the Democratic nomination debate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/ex-im-airbus-boeing-democratic-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/ex-im-airbus-boeing-democratic-debate#comments Aeropolitics Aircraft & Engines Opinions Airbus Boeing Ex-Im ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 07 Mar 2016 19:12:00 +0000 200141 at http://atwonline.com Cuba is a rare, hot-growth opportunity for US airlines http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-rare-hot-growth-opportunity-us-airlines <div class="node-body blog-body">Large and significant as it is, the US domestic air transport market is essentially a mature market, growing at about 4-5% annually. Relative to regions like China, which is seeing domestic travel increase at about 10% year over year, or India, that is seeing an astonishing 20% clip, the US market has limited growth opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-rare-hot-growth-opportunity-us-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/cuba-rare-hot-growth-opportunity-us-airlines#comments Regulation Airports & Routes Opinions Alaska American Cuba Cubana JetBlue Silver Southwest United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 03 Mar 2016 21:45:00 +0000 199891 at http://atwonline.com