Issue No. 804
One if by Land, Two if by Sea, and Six if by Air
Does Boston-London Need Six Airlines on the Route?
Pushing Back: Inside This Issue
Paul Revere's midnight ride warned the residents of Boston that the British were coming. Now, it looks like the Americans are returning the favor, with United becoming the sixth airline to enter, or planning to enter, the market. Why this sudden interest in the route? We examine why in this week's Feature Story.
Elsewhere in this issue, Air Lease Corp. says Boeing has some "tough" decisions to make. Will the airframer design a new aircraft? IAG may be on its way to creating a European mega-hub in Madrid to compete with Frankfurt and Amsterdam. And winter most definitely has arrived in Scandinavia, with Norwegian considering its very survival and SAS scaling back its ambitions.
The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast
New episodes drop every Thursday and are available wherever you get your podcasts and on AirlineWeekly.com. In the latest podcast, Edward "Ned" Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan discuss the vacuum left by Norwegian's exit from longhaul flights. Listen to the episode.
“Over the past two decades, the rollout of Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams and other virtual connectivity features has not hindered the growth of air travel nor have they seemed to replace the in-person interaction enabled by air travel. That said, it is not unreasonable to expect that the return of business travel will likely be in phases based on purpose of the travel and the destination country or region.”Air Lease Corp. Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy