Media

Article • Media

The Logistics of Vaccines

"Bloomberg Prognosis," a podcast about health care, stressed the importance of air cargo in the process of ending the Covid pandemic. Reporter Brendan Murray worries the global supply chain simply isn’t ready to handle the task of getting vaccines to...

Read More
Article • Media

How Risky is American’s Capacity Strategy?

The Wall Street Journal gives a close-up look at American’s risky strategy of aggressively restoring capacity, certainly more so than its rivals Delta and especially United. Last week, American was offering twice as many seats as United, and nearly 50%...

Read More
Article • Media

Emirates’ Clark: A380s Will Return

Emirates President Tim Clark tells The Times of London that the airline will be lucky if it carries half the numbers of passengers that it did last year. A380s and B777-300ERs headline the bulk of some $50b in assets currently...

Read More
Article • Media

The Jobs Hit

A Bloomberg News look at Labor Department data highlights how the leisure and tourism sector is the biggest economic victim of the Covid pandemic, much like banks were the biggest victims of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Metro areas heavily dependent...

Read More
Article • Media

American’s Raja has Tough Words for Rivals

In a remarkably candid interview with Plane Business Banter founder Holly Hegeman, American’s strategy chief Vasu Raja explains why American is acting so aggressively relative to its peers, in terms of its schedule restoration. He looks back on American’s difficult...

Read More
Article • Media

IndiGo Bullish on Long-Term International Growth

IndiGo’s chief Rono Dutta, once a top United executive, spoke with the Economic Times about managing India’s largest domestic airline during a global pandemic. There are a few positives, like cheap fuel, the momentary disappearance of airport congestion, and opportunities...

Read More
Article • Media

Bastian: Recovery Will be Like Nike’s Swoosh

Delta CEO Ed Bastian spoke by video with Business Travel News (BTN), expressing grief over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, where Delta has a major corporate presence. Bastian also honored the 10 Delta employees who have died from...

Read More
Article • Media

Thai AirAsia Considers a Merger

As Thai Airways makes its way through bankruptcy, Thailand’s largest domestic airline is considering a merger. Thai AirAsia tells the Bangkok Post that combining with another local LCC could be the cure to a weak fare environment. According to the...

Read More
Article • Media

JetSmart Argentina Airs Its Frustrations

Gonzalo Pérez Corral, general manager of JetSmart Argentina, spoke to Clarín about some of the airline’s local frustrations. One is the Argentine airport company’s plan to close El Palomar airport, a low-cost facility near Buenos Aires. Another is the regulatory...

Read More
Article • Media

Crandall: Smaller Airline Industry Will Emerge

Former American CEO Bob Crandall told Bloomberg that he expects a “substantially smaller” airline industry for a long time to come. This crisis, in other words, is more than just a cyclical downturn. The central problem is that many people...

Read More
Article • Media

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly: April May Have Been Low Point

On CBS current-affairs news program “Face the Nation,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly insisted that flying is no less safe than other routine activities, describing measures the airline is taking to make that even more true than ever. Is cheap travel...

Read More
Article • Media

Will the IAG-Air Europa Deal Go Ahead?

Is IAG proceeding with its takeover of Air Europa? The deal is still moving forward, reports Spain’s Cinco Dias. But there’s a clause in the sale contract that triggers a price reduction in the event of serious deterioration of Air...

Read More