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US DOT wins game of chicken vs. Delta-Aeromexico

Dec 21, 2016
The department confidently called the airlines’ bluff....

Good news for US airlines on unit revenue

Dec 09, 2016
Perhaps Warren Buffett is on to something....

Airbus-Boeing subsidy dispute is a proxy fight with a larger goal

Nov 29, 2016
Airbus and Boeing fear they will not be able to live with the kinds of state support that budding rivals may receive....

Astonishing market cap figures show airline industry’s dramatic change

Nov 18, 2016
In 2011, the highest equity value of any airline in the world was the forming LATAM at $12 billion. Now it is Delta at $35 billion....

Three reasons why major US airlines are not planning to grow in 2017

Oct 21, 2016
American, Delta and United appear to be bringing growth to a near halt through next year....

Four thoughts on the ICAO emissions deal

Oct 06, 2016
The MBM scheme, while important, is NOT the end all and be all for controlling airline CO2 emissions....

No DOJ rubber stamp of Alaska-Virgin America merger

Sep 26, 2016
If DOJ had no issues, antitrust clearance would probably have come by the end of this week....

Defining TSA

Sep 19, 2016
As TSA approaches its 15th birthday in November, the agency continues to search for an identity....

Forward From 15: Stuck in Montreal

Sep 09, 2016
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, I was listening to Canadian transport minister David Collenette address the ACI-NA Conference and Exhibition at the...

Four questions arising from Scott Kirby's American-to-United move

Aug 31, 2016
What does United's president/CFO pairing of Kirby and Andrew Levy foretell?...

Latest example of aviation security gaps: Truck rams Southwest 737

Aug 26, 2016
Keeping bad actors off of aircraft is only part of the aviation security equation....

Would airliners be safer without pilots? No, says NTSB chairman

Aug 24, 2016
Christopher Hart argues that 'human pilots are still crucial'...

The significance of United’s CFO selection

Aug 18, 2016
Oscar Munoz is not afraid of bringing ULCC attributes into United’s business....

System crash muddies Delta’s reliability reputation

Aug 10, 2016
The technology failure is a significant negative mark on one of Delta’s key brand claims....

The big divide between airlines & Wall Street: PRASM

Jul 22, 2016
Sluggish PRASM performance is keeping US airline stock prices low....
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