This morning we got to speak with MIT’s Bill Swelbar after he gave his presentation to the conference. Provocative as always, you may disagree with Bill, but he will make you think. We talk about the changes over the past 30 years – the most critical he cites is an apparent move away from market share to profitability. But looking forward, with limited airports and the fact that ~200 airports account for 97% of traffic, you can expect unpleasant choices coming. Throw in the fact that the FAA sees traffic doubling over the next 30 years. We talk about how airlines might respond to this.
Click here (Swelbar FAA 2_16 FINAL) to view Bill’s presentation.