Network development of low-cost carriers in China’s domestic market

Network development of low-cost carriers in China’s domestic market

This paper examines China’s LCC market and assesses the network development patterns from a geographical perspective. Overall, a nationwide LCC network has been formed with each individual LCC focusing on their own markets with limited overlap to avoid cut-throat competition....
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A three-stage competition game in an air transport network under asymmetric valuation of flight frequencies

A three-stage competition game in an air transport network under asymmetric valuation of flight frequencies

This paper analyzes the effects of changes in aeronautical charges as brought by several airport management regimes on the air transport industry. Airlines compete on both price and non-prices variables, where connecting passengers have asymmetric valuations o...
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Press Release: Boeing to temporarily halt Puget Sound production ops

Press Release: Boeing to temporarily halt Puget Sound production ops

Boeing plans to begin reducing production activity today and projects the suspension of such operations to begin on Wednesday, March 25, at sites across the Puget Sound area. The suspension of production operations will last 14 days, during which Boeing...
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Airlines join cruise lines in offering incentives for not canceling tickets

Airlines join cruise lines in offering incentives for not canceling tickets

According to the airline’s website, when a flight is canceled, passengers will either be rebooked on an alternative flight or offered a full refund. While not a new policy, the Hungarian-based low-cost airline Wizz Air also offers a 20% bonus...
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Venezuela FM rebukes Washington for barring emergency repatriation flight for 800+ citizens ‘stranded’ in US amid Covid-19 crisis

Venezuela FM rebukes Washington for barring emergency repatriation flight for 800+ citizens ‘stranded’ in US amid Covid-19 crisis

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has castigated Washington for blocking an emergency flight to bring home hundreds of Venezuelans stuck in the US, slamming sanctions on the country’s airlines. As the US becomes one of the world’s major epicenters ...
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Is China’s COMAC C919 Serious Competition For The 737 MAX?

Is China’s COMAC C919 Serious Competition For The 737 MAX?

In previous articles, we have argued that the COMAC range of aircraft poses future competition to the duopoly of Airbus and Boeing. But could the under-development COMAC C919 topple one of the world’s best selling commercial aircraft, the Boeing 737?...
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The Awkward Reason Why The UK Government Can’t Make A Decision On Airline Bailouts

The Awkward Reason Why The UK Government Can’t Make A Decision On Airline Bailouts

The British government has been wrestling for a couple of weeks over what form to make airline assistance available. Although it has already introduced measures such as deferment of passenger APD, these small tidbits of relief were thought to be...
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easyJet Founder Says Airbus Order Is Airline’s Biggest Threat

easyJet Founder Says Airbus Order Is Airline’s Biggest Threat

easyJet founder and largest shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has said that the United Kingdom low-cost airline needs to cancel orders for new Airbus aircraft.  “The number of aircraft in the fleet and the number of aircraft an airline buys from Airbus is.....
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Deeper Revenue Hit from COVID-19

Deeper Revenue Hit from COVID-19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) updated its analysis of the revenue impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global air transport industry. Owing to the severity of travel restrictions and the expected global recession, IATA now estimates that...
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Singapore Airlines Group To Cut 96 Percent of Capacity

Singapore Airlines Group To Cut 96 Percent of Capacity

Singapore Airlines Group on Monday said it will cut 96 percent of its system capacity originally scheduled through the end of April and ground most of its fleet as further tightening of border controls around the world to stem the...
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