Past Issues

Celtic Comeback: Darkness Gives Way to Light in Ireland

Ryanair wields perhaps the harshest stick in the entire global airline industry. But the carrot can be just as dramatic. Last week the ultra-low-cost carrier announced that beginning in April, it will bring more than a million new passengers through...

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United Under Attack: America’s Largest Airline Remains Troubled

Touting two new markets last week, United released a statement that, well, sounded like any other: “We look forward to giving travelers in Atlanta convenient access to this country’s best and broadest trans-Pacific network at United’s San Francisco hub, and...

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On the Virg of Crisis: Virgin Australia runs into trouble as a multitude of strategic shareholders vie for influence

In 2005, the government of struggling Samoa decided its taxpayers had more pressing needs than endless subsidies for state-owned Polynesian Airlines. So Samoa accepted an offer from a promising and profitable Australian low-cost carrier called Virgin Blue, which put up...

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