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 consecutive...
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What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

What the Increasing Accessibility of Air Travel Means for Airlines and Airports

The number of air passengers is skyrocketing as more affordable airlines, new technologies, and increasing urbanization are making air travel more accessible than ever before. This sounds like good news for airlines, airports, and other players in the sector, ...
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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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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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Continued Prioritization of Aviation Essential to Supporting Jobs and GDP Growth in UAE

Continued Prioritization of Aviation Essential to Supporting Jobs and GDP Growth in UAE

  Air transport’s contribution to the UAE economy is already significant. If the government continues to pursue a positive agenda for aviation, the UAE’s aviation market will grow 170% by 2037, support 1.4 million jobs and contribute USD128 bi...
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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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Role of exchangeable tickets in the optimal menu design for airline tickets

Role of exchangeable tickets in the optimal menu design for airline tickets

While menus are offered pervasively in the airline industry, the nature of the menu design remains unclear. To have a better understanding in the menu offerings, we build a stylized model to examine a monopolistic seller’s optimal menu design with...
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FIRE AND ICE AS LOW-COST CARRIERS BATTLE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

FIRE AND ICE AS LOW-COST CARRIERS BATTLE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

According to Sydney-based CAPA – Centre for Aviation and aviation data provider OAG, low-cost carriers accounted for 29 per cent of all seat capacity within Asia Pacific last year. In Thailand low-cost carriers hold 72 per cent domestic marketshare and...
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The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built

The Boeing 797 Could Revolutionize Air Travel – If It Gets Built

The proposed new midsize airplane (NMA) from Boeing, also known as the Boeing 797, promises to bring new capabilities and new benefits to air travel. In theory, it should slot neatly between the 737 and 787 families, to cater to...
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Market structure and product quality: A study of the 2002 Japanese airline merger

Market structure and product quality: A study of the 2002 Japanese airline merger

This study examines the economic consequences of a horizontal merger between Japanese airlines that took place in 2002, with particular emphasis on quality responses to the airline merger. Welfare effects of the merger are positive, but vary by market structur...
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