On the Cover

22 The Frankfurt Plan
Lufthansa’s strategy for growth and financial health. Plus, the hub that must sleep.
By Karen Walker


29 Staying in Touch
Aircraft and passengers are becoming e-connected inflight.
By Aaron Karp

34 Shedding Jets Faster
Opinions differ on whether small jets have a future in a
high-oil price landscape.
By Henry Canaday

39 Fleetwise?
Aircraft strategy for many airlines remains buy, buy, buy.
By Karen Walker

41 The Big Leap
Engine maker ramps up for CFM56 successor.
By Victoria Moores

45 The Ancillary Jungle
Airlines adapt their revenue models to leverage extra fees.
By Christine Boynton

47 Fighting Through
Tunisair puts finishing touches on five-year revamp despite challenging environment.
By Victoria Moores

49 Mexico’s High Riser
Interjet beats the odds and continues fast-growth track.
By Christine Boynton

54 A Reprieve
Global emissions pact remains tough challenge even with
EU ETS suspension.
By Karen Walker


5 Editorial
A Clock Still Ticking
By Karen Walker

News Briefs

8 Kingfisher’s license suspended
9 Air France seeks compensation over A380 issues
10 Boeing wins first Russian 737 MAX customer
12 US Airways triples 3Q net profit
14 SWA converting AirTran airports
15 IAG confirms Vueling takeover bid
16 HNA Group buys 48% of Aigle Azur

20 Analysis
Beltway Scandal
Government investigation finds widespread corruption at Washington, DC airports authority.
By Aaron Karp

57 Trends

63 Customer Services

63 Advertisers’ Index

63 Advertisers’ Websites

64 Commentary
Go South. Airlines have much to gain by focusing on South America’s economic growth.
By Aaron J. Gellman