Opinions http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7409/more en Planes, Politics & Protectionism http://atwonline.com/blog/planes-politics-protectionism <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/planes-politics-protectionism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/planes-politics-protectionism#comments Airlines Government Affairs Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:51:00 +0000 262971 at http://atwonline.com Airbus-Bombardier CSeries shocker: First thoughts http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-bombardier-cseries-shocker-first-thoughts <div class="node-body blog-body">There will be much more to say about the blockbuster Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal, in which Airbus will become the majority stakeholder in the CSeries program, in the days and weeks ahead. Here are a few initial thoughts…</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-bombardier-cseries-shocker-first-thoughts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airbus-bombardier-cseries-shocker-first-thoughts#comments Airframes Opinions AirKarp Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0000 262751 at http://atwonline.com Basic economy is a success if it does NOT sell http://atwonline.com/blog/basic-economy-success-if-it-does-not-sell <div class="node-body blog-body">The success of basic economy 'isn’t how many people buy it, but how many people don’t buy it.' </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/basic-economy-success-if-it-does-not-sell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/basic-economy-success-if-it-does-not-sell#comments Airline Financials Opinions AirKarp Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:26:00 +0000 262611 at http://atwonline.com Democratic route development http://atwonline.com/blog/democratic-route-development <div class="node-body blog-body">German LCC Eurowings has asked passengers to vote on potential new destinations, ticking boxes for passenger engagement, marketing and route development.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/democratic-route-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/democratic-route-development#comments Airports & Routes Opinions Need I say Moores Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:01:00 +0000 261911 at http://atwonline.com Monarch’s fragile wings http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings <div class="node-body blog-body">The collapse of UK leisure carrier Monarch Airlines is bad for those travelers whose vacations are upended; worse for the almost 2,000 people who have lost their jobs with a company that has entered bankruptcy after 50 years of operating. But it should have come as no surprise, given what is happening in the European airline market.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/monarch-s-fragile-wings#comments Airline Financials Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Mon, 02 Oct 2017 20:00:00 +0000 261391 at http://atwonline.com Why the Delta CSeries order is worth all the trouble for Bombardier http://atwonline.com/blog/why-delta-cseries-order-worth-all-trouble-bombardier <div class="node-body blog-body">Bombardier believes Delta operating the CSeries will be the tipping point that puts the aircraft in high demand.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/why-delta-cseries-order-worth-all-trouble-bombardier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/why-delta-cseries-order-worth-all-trouble-bombardier#comments Aeropolitics Airframes Opinions AirKarp Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:04:00 +0000 260941 at http://atwonline.com ANALYSIS: Administration's sloppy ATC rhetoric hurts chance for reform http://atwonline.com/opinions/analysis-administrations-sloppy-atc-rhetoric-hurts-chance-reform <div class="field-deck"> The Trump administration wants US ATC reform, but its careless rhetoric hurts the cause </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The US airline industry, which favors removing US air traffic control management and operations from FAA, embraced the Trump White House’s backing on the issue.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/opinions/analysis-administrations-sloppy-atc-rhetoric-hurts-chance-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/opinions/analysis-administrations-sloppy-atc-rhetoric-hurts-chance-reform#comments Opinions Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:11:00 +0000 259951 at http://atwonline.com John Moore/Getty Images EDITORIAL: Trimming Europe’s LCC landscape http://atwonline.com/airlines/editorial-trimming-europe-s-lcc-landscape <div class="node-body article-body">Europe’s LCCs are still focused on growth and will want to add frequencies and push more into the territories traditionally held by the flagships.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/airlines/editorial-trimming-europe-s-lcc-landscape" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/airlines/editorial-trimming-europe-s-lcc-landscape#comments Airlines Daily News Opinions ATW Plus Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:20:00 +0000 259941 at http://atwonline.com FedEx’s Fred Smith puts e-commerce in perspective http://atwonline.com/blog/fedex-s-fred-smith-puts-e-commerce-perspective <div class="node-body blog-body">The notion that there is an inexorable march toward e-commerce dominating retail is not borne out by analysis, Smith says.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/fedex-s-fred-smith-puts-e-commerce-perspective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/fedex-s-fred-smith-puts-e-commerce-perspective#comments Technology Airports & Routes Opinions AirKarp Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:23:00 +0000 260301 at http://atwonline.com Airline & aviation workers’ heroic acts in disaster-hit regions http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions <div class="node-body blog-body">Harvey, Katia, Irma, Jose, Maria: a terrible family of destruction. And the brutal 2017 Atlantic hurricane season still has weeks to run and could potentially add more names to fear. I’d like to recognize here the ongoing dedication by the people of the commercial aviation industry who continue to support relief and aid efforts across all the regions affected.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-aviation-workers-heroic-acts-disaster-hit-regions#comments Airlines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:26:00 +0000 260191 at http://atwonline.com