“You’re an airline pilot?” I was asked in a very serious tone. “I’ve got a real bone to pick with you guys!” the rant continued…
American Airlines and US Airways today announced their intention to merge, ending months—if not years—of rumor and speculation. The move will create the world’s largest airline.
The International Air Transport Association on Monday further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, which would represent a 78 percent drop compared to last year.
Airline passenger travel in the United States is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, reaching 1.2 billion passengers per year in 2032, the FAA said in its annual forecast.
Airlines have begun adding extra fuel on flights to New York, fearing the airports may not have enough fuel supply to fill them up.
Airline tickets sold by U.S.-based agencies increased 11.22 percent year-over-year for the first two months of current year, and a 26 percent increase over the same period in 2009, according to a new report.
US airlines have cut costs, slashed workforces and, largely, evolved to fee-based revenue models. But one of the biggest, and sometimes overlooked, changes was the consolidation and retrenchment of hub airports since 2000. While not unsurprising, the shift has created a whole new geography of hubs.