The Notorious B-O-G: Why Bogotá is one of the world’s hottest growth markets

The Notorious B-O-G: Why Bogotá is one of the world’s hottest growth markets

Up and down South America, the news for airlines is bleak. Venezuela has a barely functioning economy. Argentina has a falling currency. And tumbling commodity prices are taking a big toll on the economies of Brazil, Chile and Perú. No wonder LAN (now merged with TAM) is going through one of its toughest times ever. […]

Bringing Change to Washington: Airlines are shaking things up in America’s sixth biggest market

Bringing Change to Washington: Airlines are shaking things up in America’s sixth biggest market

Every election year, political candidates pledge to bring change to Washington. Just like airlines are already doing. At all three of the major airports serving America’s capital city, big changes are re-shaping the competitive landscape, affecting nearly every major U.S. airline. With 65m passengers handled last year, Baltimore-Washington, Dulles and Reagan National airports collectively make […]

The Surge: Air France/KLM thinks Transavia can beat easyJet and others at their own game

The Surge: Air France/KLM thinks Transavia can beat easyJet and others at their own game

Air France/KLM, it seems, knows how to right its wrongs. As detailed in Airline Weekly’s May 19 cover story, the airline faced an alarming streak of huge losses that galvanized it to cut capacity, reduce capital spending, renegotiate labor contracts, downsize cargo operations, upgrade longhaul products, reduce its equity exposure to Alitalia and fortify overseas […]