How much do consumers really value air travel on-time performance, and to what extent are airlines motivated to improve their on-time performance?

How much do consumers really value air travel on-time performance, and to what extent are airlines motivated to improve their on-time performance?

This paper estimates the value consumers place on air travel on-time performance (OTP), and the extent to which airlines are motivated to improve their OTP. We find robust evidence that consumers value OTP and are willing to pay to avoid delays....
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August Sees Moderate Pick-up in Passenger Demand

August Sees Moderate Pick-up in Passenger Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for August 2019 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) climbed 3.8% compared to the year-ago period. This was above the 3.5% annual...
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US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth conse...
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Your sleep really matters

Your sleep really matters

The science behind this finding is absolutely clear-performance degrades with increased time awake, sleep deprivation and not being aligned with your circadian cycle. Aviation industry experts discuss fatigue risk management in a video released by CASA to coin...
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Should Bankrupt Carriers Be Relaunched?

Should Bankrupt Carriers Be Relaunched?

It’s been an interesting year for the commercial aviation world in terms of bankruptcies and airlines collapsing. We lost Jet Airways early in the year which was followed by WOW Air, and more recently Thomas Cook and Adria Airways shut...
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Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

Pilot Training: Making Flying Safer

What are the on-going regulation updates changing pilot training related to flight safety? Training Safety-Minded Pilots One of them is MPL training course. The MPL training course was introduced in 2006. Also, in 2018, EASA set the requirement to aviation t...
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Could Airlines Replace Overhead Bins With Beds?

Could Airlines Replace Overhead Bins With Beds?

Long-haul flying comes in many different flavors. On one hand, some airlines offer excellent first and business class products. On the other, economy class can be a grueling long-haul experience. But, what if the bin space could instead occupy room underneath...
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GDP Growth Is A Key Driver Of Air Travel Demand

GDP Growth Is A Key Driver Of Air Travel Demand

What is particularly interesting is how strong the correlation between GDP growth and demand for air travel has become. The economic growth of those countries is the reason why IATA expects the number of air travel passengers to double by...
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Why Its Important That Flights Ditch Single Use Plastics

Why Its Important That Flights Ditch Single Use Plastics

These days we’re seeing more and more airlines opt for greener solutions to their single-use plastics. But why are so many making the move and why is it so important? Because it’s reducing pollution, cutting costs, beating the competition and forced ...
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Turbulence Aware Keep passengers and crew safe and fuel costs down

Turbulence Aware Keep passengers and crew safe and fuel costs down

Turbulence is increasing and the current products to track and avoid it have significant limitations, due to imprecise location, subjectivity and time lag. To ensure passengers and cabin attendants are secured, commercial and business aviation pilots keep seat...
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