On the Cover

24 Risky Business
Despite the risks, fuel hedging continues at several airlines. But some carriers are exploring fuel savings via alternative methods.
By Robert Moorman


30 Annual ATW/Arthur D. Little World Airport Report
Airports enjoy another boom year, but relationship with airlines needs to change.
By Anne Paylor

61 Big Brown’s Big Deal
UPS seeks to reshape the global express cargo landscape by acquiring rival TNT.
By Aaron Karp

67 Getting to Know You
The IT future lies in a more professional approach; kiosks become outmoded.
By Victoria Moores

71 Global Efficiency Quest
High fuel prices add pressure to implement more efficient air traffic management tools.
By Karen Walker

75 Interview: Deborah Ale Flint, Director of Aviation, Port of Oakland
By Aaron Karp

5 Publisher’s Page
By William A. Freeman, III

7 Editorial
The Unbundling Dichotomy
By Karen Walker

11 American, pilots continue to battle in bankruptcy court
12 United unveils 787 business class seats
14 Southwest’s second-quarter net profit rises 42%
15 JAL doubles fiscal first-quarter net income
16 IAG says Iberia restructuring is necessary
17 Russia considers anti-EU ETS legislation
18 Air Canada believes labor peace has been achieved

20 Analysis
Fee Fight

Spanish airport charges hike unites airlines in protest.
By Victoria Moores

21 on our website

77 Trends

84 Customer Services

84 Advertisers’ Index & Websites