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Nov 23, 2015

Was the TAM merger a mistake for LAN?3

LATAM is a bet on the long-term future of Latin American commercial aviation....More
Nov 11, 2015

What does DOJ really want from its lawsuit against United and Delta?1

The way in which DOJ has framed the case seems to give Delta every incentive to abandon United....More
Nov 10, 2015

Jeff Smisek returns…in DOJ’s lawsuit against United3

DOJ is quoting Smisek to help buttress its case that United is “unlawfully seeking to maintain a monopoly” at Newark....More
Oct 29, 2015

One man is keeping Ex-Im closed8

By margins of 313-118 in the US House of Representatives and 64-29 in the US Senate, members of Congress have voted to reauthorize Ex-Im....More
Oct 23, 2015

American takes Spirit seriously

American Airlines is planning to roll out a new fare model next year to enable it to better compete against Spirit Airlines and other US ULCCs....More
Oct 15, 2015

Whatever happened to the 90-seat turboprop?4

There used to be a lot of talk about Bombardier and ATR launching large turboprops....More
Oct 06, 2015

Five questions Congress should ask about UAVs4

When will FAA and/or aircraft/engine manufacturers do tests to find out what would happen if a small UAV and a commercial aircraft collide?....More
Sep 17, 2015

Hey, Sichuan Airlines, don’t you need planes for those engines?

Neither Sichuan Airlines nor Airbus has said the airline is buying A320neos, yet the airline is agreeing to buy engines for a fleet of A320neos. Hmm....More
Aug 28, 2015

Five intriguing new city pairs5

Here are five new routes on which airlines will boldly go where no one else is flying....More
Aug 19, 2015

Trouble in Latin America

The airline revenue environment is horrendous in Latin America....More
Aug 10, 2015

Latin America’s airline consolidation takes different path from Europe’s

Latin American airline groups have decided that having a pan-Latin American image is valuable....More
Jul 29, 2015

US airlines’ 2Q earnings roundup

US airlines continue to control costs and prudently manage capacity....More
Jul 23, 2015

Southwest rethinks old assumptions

The airline is questioning its old assumptions about fuel hedging and ROIC goals....More
Jul 15, 2015

US can’t require airlines to be forthcoming, then penalize transparency

Delta CEO Richard Anderson: 'We’re required to file huge amounts of data with the government.'....More
Jul 02, 2015

What’s DOJ looking for in the airline collusion investigation?2

Can a case be made that major US airline executives' public comments on capacity discipline were improper “signals” to each other?....More
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