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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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