American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

American confirms Jun-2020 return for Boeing 737 MAX, but overhang continues to plague Southwest, while non-operator Delta sees ‘some benefit’ from its grounding

The uncertain return of the Boeing 737 MAX is one of the biggest overhang in the global aviation industry during 2020, and no one airline has felt the brunt of the ongoing flux than the type’s largest customer, Southwest Airlines....
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Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe Reaches Rescue Deal with UK Government

Flybe’s financial difficulties revived the longstanding debate on the need to reform the UK’s APD (airline passenger duty) system. In fact, the chief executive of the Airlines UK trade group asserted that Brexit creates the possibility to shelve or lower.....
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The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

The Most Expensive Airline Strikes of 2019

As a result of a strike, airlines are liable for flight compensation. This strike cost the airline €137 million ($152,858,435.00). Even a rumor or a proposed strike can cost an airline millions. Alitalia had to cancel hundreds of flights during Italy’s...
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How Delta Plans to Best Its Record-Setting Year

How Delta Plans to Best Its Record-Setting Year

Delta’s fourth quarter was also strong, with the airline reporting net income of $1.1 billion, up about 8 percent year-over-year, on total revenues of 11.4 billion. Delta executives said they’ll work this year to increase revenue from existing areas of...
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Lufthansa Group Passengers Increase 2.3% In 2019 Despite Strikes

Lufthansa Group Passengers Increase 2.3% In 2019 Despite Strikes

Despite strikes forcing the group to cancel many flights in 2019, the group still managed to carry more passengers than previously. In 2019 the group carried a whopping 145 million passengers around the world. The group managed 1.2million flights that...
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Airbus delivers strong 2019 commercial aircraft performance

Airbus delivers strong 2019 commercial aircraft performance

Airbus SE (Stock exchange symbol: AIR) delivered 863 commercial aircraft to 99 customers in 2019, outpacing its previous output record set in 2018 by eight percent. In the 17th yearly production increase in a row, Airbus progressed on the transition to all...
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JetBlue Reduces Passenger Compensation For Delays

JetBlue Reduces Passenger Compensation For Delays

Standardized monetary compensation from airlines to passengers is something of a novel concept in the U.S. It doesn’t have the generous compensation offered in the EU. However, JetBlue is the only American airline to provide its customers with specific comp...
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How Airlines Got Hammered By The US-China Trade War In 2019

How Airlines Got Hammered By The US-China Trade War In 2019

It’s been 18 months since the US-China trade war started, with a series of tit-for-tat tariffs being levied on imported goods by both Washington and Beijing. This prolonged disruption of the global trade market has hit airlines hard, and perhaps...
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International aviation growth slowed to 4.5% in 2019

International aviation growth slowed to 4.5% in 2019

The latest data from ForwardKeys, which analyses global aviation capacity, flight searches and over 17 million flight booking transactions a day, reveals that in 2019 growth in international air travel, as measured by passenger journeys, grew by 4.5%. Travel ...
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In search of the “Right Price” for air travel: First steps towards estimating granular price-demand elasticity

In search of the “Right Price” for air travel: First steps towards estimating granular price-demand elasticity

Identifying price-demand elasticity for air travel using empirical data is fraught with issues. The largest of which is the problem of endogeneity. In this paper, we introduce instrumental variables derived from flow traffic passenger numbers to overcome endog...
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