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Apr 10, 2015

Airline profits in perspective

IATA predicts that US and Canadian airlines will earn a collective net profit of $13.2 billion in 2015....More
Mar 26, 2015

Cockpit doors: No silver bullet solution8

What if the person sabotaging the aircraft is one of the pilots and he is alone in the cockpit?....More
Mar 23, 2015

March Madness: Southwest vs. Spirit

Southwest appears to be targeting ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines in its latest TV commercial....More
Mar 12, 2015

Will scope clause issue muddle Mitsubishi Regional Jet’s service entry?3

Mitsubishi desperately needs US customers SkyWest and Trans States, which hold the vast majority of the 223 MRJs on firm order....More
Feb 20, 2015

Yes, Mr. Anderson, Chapter 11 is a ‘government subsidy’11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is not generally viewed in the US as a company getting “government assistance.” I’ve long wondered why this is....More
Feb 17, 2015

CRJ900 vs. E-175: microcosm of Bombardier’s troubles2

For the past two-plus years, Embraer has dominated the sales competition, winning 240 E-175 orders compared to only 70 CRJ900 orders....More
Jan 28, 2015

Maintaining capacity discipline1

“We’ve seen this movie many times in the industry,” Detla Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson said....More
Jan 07, 2015

Handicapping the Haneda derby

DOT is considering whether to reallocate Delta’s Seattle-Tokyo Haneda slot pair, setting off a clash between three US airlines....More
Dec 12, 2014

Rare good ‘shock’ for airlines1

“I quite frankly was taken by surprise by the decline in oil prices,” Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said....More
Nov 25, 2014

American’s Envoy problem5

Both American management and Envoy’s ALPA leadership admit that pilots are fleeing Envoy....More
Nov 05, 2014

Ben Baldanza can’t curb his enthusiasm1

Spirit has two things going for it: 1) there appears to be ample room to grow in the US ULCC sector & 2) Spirit is basically unopposed in that sector....More
Oct 20, 2014

More thoughts on Norwegian

The airline industry is generally reluctant to celebrate change until it knows for sure whether that change is going to be successful....More
Oct 08, 2014

Norwegian challenging legacy notions on transatlantic airfares2

“Why should it cost twice as much to fly from New York to Europe than from New York to Seattle?”....More
Sep 23, 2014

Gulf airlines take on ‘subsidy’ claim

“Government support comes in many ways,” Emirates president Tim Clark says....More
Sep 15, 2014

FAA reauthorization on the horizon

The last FAA reauthorization was an embarrassing saga of epic Washington dysfunction....More

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