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Premium #324 – Orders at American, Delta and United

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Premium #324 – Orders at American, Delta and United






The three US network airlines are the world’s largest and now referred to as mega-carriers.  Between them, they operate over 2,500 aircraft.   This means these three airlines account for approximately 10% of the world’s active commercial passenger aircraft.  What do their orders tell us? Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to…

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The next Battle of The Atlantic

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There was a previous battle in world war two.  The next one will not be violent but looks to be as belligerent.  The next battle will be in the skies over the Atlantic as the newcomer LCCs pour capacity into the market and upset what has become a comfortable club for network airlines. The belligerents…

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Evaluating Delta Air Lines Fleet and Likely Future Actions

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Evaluating Delta Air Lines Fleet and Likely Future Actions






Delta Air Lines is now one the world’s largest airlines.  It serves over 180m passengers per year, has 80,000 employees and serves 323 destinations.  The following table lists the current fleet and what is on order.  Note the age of some of these aircraft – Delta is well known for its appreciation of low cost…

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model






The airline business is competitive – more so than most other types of business.  It is also a complex business because its reach is global.  The airlines that have dominated the industry so far tended to be network, or legacy, carriers.  In some markets, where traffic volumes allowed it, low cost carriers (LCCs) managed to…

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Delta’s 787 decision

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Delta’s 787 decision






Yesterday’s 787 decision by Delta was not unexpected.  The original 787 order was from Northwest Airlines. Once Northwest merged with Delta, it was Delta’s fleet plan that took precedence. As of 3Q16 Delta’s fleet looked like this.  Boeing represented 58% of the fleet, so Delta remains a major Boeing customer. But taking a deeper look…

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Boeing loses in United deferral

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In March, United Airlines announced it had done a deal with Boeing for 25 more 737-700s after its January deal for 40.  This deal was hotly contested by Bombardier for its CSeries.  The Boeing selection was a blow to Bombardier, but also seen as Boeing playing a weak hand .  United had both OEMs on…

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