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All-Star Airports

As the fourth quarter begins, and as the global recovery in air traffic continues, several airports stand out as growth champions. Here's a look at five in particular, selected from scattered parts of the globe: Cancun, Austin, Paris Orly, Riyadh,...

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Orlando Happenings

Orlando International Airport opened the new $2.8 billion Terminal C last week. The 15-gate facility adds much needed capacity to the airport that has not opened a new terminal since 1989 despite there being seemingly insatiable demand for the market...

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Can Air India Become a Global Leader?

The following two statements are both true: One, India was a pheromonal growth market for airlines last decade. And, two, India’s airline market barely grew at all last decade. Two words explain the contradiction: Domestic and international. Domestically, the number...

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Can United Catch Delta?

“If there’s a worse place than hell, I’m in it.” So said President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. And so must have felt United Airlines executives during its two-plus years of Covid agony. But then came a sudden reversal...

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Qantas’ A380s Can’t Return Fast Enough

After two-plus years of darkness, the sun is finally rising down under. Qantas, having lost roughly $5 billion during the Covid crisis, is once again flexing its muscles. While reporting its calendar first-half financial results on August 25, the carrier...

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The U.S. and Europe’s Roads to SAF

President Joseph Biden, standing behind a dais in the White House on August 16, boldly claimed that the Inflation Reduction Act he was about sign was: "The biggest step forward on climate ever — ever." Indeed, the law's $369 billion...

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Can Consolidation Lift Lufthansa?

Who remembers this? In 2007, just before the global financial crisis, the Lufthansa Group purchased a 16 percent ownership stake in JetBlue Airways. The idea: To establish greater influence in New York, America’s largest airline market. Ultimately, the move proved...

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JetBlue 🖤 Spirit

Spirit Airlines might still escape JetBlue's clutches. Not from anything Frontier Airlines might do— Frontier is now out of the picture. Instead, the biggest obstacle now standing between JetBlue and its takeover of the Florida-based discounter are government lawyers. Antitrust...

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Farnborough’s Return

The biennial aviation industry confab, the Farnborough Air Show, convened for the first time in four years last week after a pandemic hiatus in 2020. Despite record heat in the UK, planes were admired, flying displays held, and deals spun....

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How Akasa Will Disrupt the Indian Airline Market

Akasa Air, India’s newest low-cost carrier, received its air operator certificate on July 7, marking the completion of regulatory and compliance requirements. With the airline on track for its end-July launch, founder and CEO Vinay Dube caught up with Peden...

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Why is JetBlue So Eager to Buy Spirit?

It won’t take no for an answer. JetBlue Airways wants Spirit Airlines badly, as its higher and higher offers make clear. But why? Here are ten reasons: Consolidation Works Wonders: When America West bought US Airways in 2005, it triggered...

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Europe in Disarray

Europe's hot, vaxxed travel summer already appears in shambles. Staffing issues across aviation are prompting carriers to proactively cancel flights during busy July and August, flight caps are in place at three of the continent's busiest airports and counting, and...

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