Top 10 Airline Developments in 2018

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The year 2018 was a good one collectively for the world’s airline industry. It can thank, among other things, robust premium demand on long-haul routes. Here, in no particular order, are Skift Airline Weekly’s 10 most noteworthy developments of 2018:

  1. New aircraft technology forges ahead, but with production headaches;
  2. Cargo boomed despite threats to global trade;
  3. The low-cost long-haul business model disappoints;
  4. Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty;
  5. A segmentation sensation;
  6. It was a bad year for emerging markets;
  7. A strong U.S. dollar added to airline cost pressures;
  8. Fuel costs rose and rose, until they didn’t;
  9. In Europe, competitive conditions ease a bit, notably on short-haul, but operational conditions worsen;
  10. Intercontinental premium demand was stronger than ever.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Quynh Hoa https://skift.com/2018/12/28/top-10-airline-developments-in-2018/