The Duopoly remains unstable

The Duopoly remains unstable

Observers of the commercial aviation space would do well to study game theory.  First, because it helps to better understand the choices facing the two primary players. Second, because it helps one better comprehend possible next steps and the downstream impacts they...
The compelling A321neo

The compelling A321neo

In the US, and probably globally, fuel represents about 40% of airline operating costs. Cutting fuel burn is going to remain a prime focus at every airline.  The case to retire aircraft is driven by MRO costs, but even if an aircraft has acceptable maintenance costs,...
Thoughts on SkyWest’s latest order

Thoughts on SkyWest’s latest order

Yesterday SkyWest and Embraer announced an order for another 16 E-175s.  This order boosts SkyWest’s E-175 fleet, which is already the world’s largest of the type.  These 16 aircraft will be used exclusively for Delta Air Lines regional service.  SkyWest...