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Analysis Two key developments to watch for in 2018

Two key developments to watch for in 2018

2018 will be an interesting year for commercial aviation – here are a couple developments worth keeping in mind as the year progresses. Boeing will likely re-launch passenger version of 767 There have been rumors for a few months now that a major airline is looking to purchase 50-100 planes to replace their ageing mid-range, …

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Analysis The US airlines are in a Renaissance period

The US airlines are in a Renaissance period

I know, it sounds crazy. The US airlines are in a Renaissance period (and yes, I’m employing the theory of relativity). In the last couple years they’ve addressed long-standing problems with both traditional and creative solutions, all of which has helped them gain revenue and enhance the overall passenger experience. There has been consolidation from …

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Analysis IdeaWorksCompany: ancillary revenues can exceed base revenues

IdeaWorksCompany: ancillary revenues can exceed base revenues

A new study from IdeaWorksCompany has found that¬†airlines’ revenue from ancillary fares (checking luggage, seat selection, buy-on-board food & beverage, etc.) can sometimes exceed revenue from the base ticket fare. The study was flagged by Business Traveller, which notes,¬†“Spirit Airlines, known for its low fares, also collects the most ancillary revenue per passenger of any …

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