Posts Tagged “airlines”

Premium #328 – Comparing US airline fleet size, taxi times and flights

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Premium #328 – Comparing US airline fleet size, taxi times and flights






An airline typically tries to sell tickets roughly three weeks before any given flight to stockpile cash.  The airline then operates the flights and ultimately pays vendors about 120 days later.   This is oversimplified, but it represents the general industry model.   Real-world operations are of course vastly more complex. This week we have more insight…

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The correlation between airline ground time and profits

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The correlation between airline ground time and profits






Airlines know that fast turnarounds mean profits – Southwest advertised ten-minute turns back in 1982. While there have been various claims about turnaround times, there has been a shortage of data to help determine just how important this factor is to airlines’ overall performance. This has left some big questions. For example, are faster turnarounds…

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Airline taxi and air times

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Airline taxi and air times






Airlines make money when their aircraft are moving, especially in the air.  But it turns out that a significant amount of airline time is spent on the ground. We looked at the 24-month period from January 2015 through December 2016.  The chart below shows the findings.  On the left, we see the amount of time…

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Premium #326 – Managing in an Age of Viral Video

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In recent weeks, we’ve seen several airline videos, including a passenger being dragged off a United Express (Republic) flight and a woman holding two children in distress after being hit in the head by a stroller grabbed by a male flight attendant.  There has also been other negative news from Delta, Air Canada, and more…

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An Analysis of A320neo Flight Operations through February 2017

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An Analysis of A320neo Flight Operations through February 2017






We undertook a review of A320neo flight operations.  There were 71 A320neo aircraft in operation at the end of February.  An analysis of the 28,105 flights scheduled provides some interesting insights.  With recent news reports suggesting difficulties with engines, we decided to look through the data to determine how severe any problems are. The vast…

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Premium #317 – The Artificially Constrained US Regional Aircraft Market

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Premium #317 – The Artificially Constrained US Regional Aircraft Market






US regional airlines operated around 43.54% of US flights and carried 19.42% of all enplanements in 2015.  Yet, at the same time, air service to 29 cities was lost between 2013 and 2015, and the trend is continuing. Welcome to AirInsight Premium content. This page is only available to active members. Already a member? LOGIN HERE…

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