Its forecast for the current three-month period includes a 4% rise in Alaska Airlines
capacity to 5.
is getting hurt right now,'' said Suzanne Betts, an analyst at Argus Research Corp.
loyalty programs can be useful for some Latin American travelers, Felgueres says but, overall, passengers don't benefit.
The Safest of the World's Medium to Small Airlines
are (in alphabetical order) Alaska Airlines
, Finnair, KLM, Malaysian Airline
System and Swissair.
Even before deregulation, airlines
had gotten some powerful advantages in writing--long-term gate leases and contractual agreements that give a dominant airline
a strong voice in an airport's expansion plans.
is currently one of the top 10 airline
companies in Europe.
will start daily flights to Chicago Midway from Decatur, Marion and Quincy, Ill.
is believed to be interested in expanding into Southern California.
Delta's stunning loss of Continental in early 1998 was quickly followed by an aggressive air assault on Latin America Within a year, the airline
launched service to 11 cities in eight countries, offering in combination with its code-share partners almost 6,000 airline
seats between the United States and Latin America every day As the buildup took place, competitors questioned Delta's actions.
4) Bad decisions by airline
unions in not giving wage and work rule concessions early enough.
By working in concert, they have created a market in which there is little incentive for a traveler to patronize a new airline
, of for an investor to finance the venture in the first place.
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industry is highly exposed to jet fuel prices, which vie with labor as its largest expense.
Will ticked off the standard defense of the airline
industry, arguing it is still more dangerous to drive to the airport or cross the street than to fly, and he was supported by Hodding Carter, the liberal ABC commentator, who held that those in the news business like to focus attention on airline
safety because they jet around so often and fear for their own lives.
As the airline
industry begins to stabilize, there is a greater appetite by the airlines
to focus on improving the airline
experience and its product offerings," said Chet Gray, ASBTA Vice President.