Continued high fuel costs, operational disruptions at airports, air traffic management issues, and the resulting compensation to customers are expected to push Wizz Air into a first-quarter FY23 operating loss this summer. The ultra-low-cost carrier is particularly...
Two metrics we utilize to measure comparative aircraft efficiency are cost per seat or cost per seat mile. Both require knowing aircraft seating capacity. In that regard, the trend has been for more seats, rather than fewer for single-aisle aircraft. Seat layouts are...
Commercial aviation has become safer again in 2021, with fewer accidents and fatalities. A total of 121 occupants died in air accidents last year compared to 132 in 2020, IATA said on March 2. The numbers have to be seen in perspective, as especially 2020 was a year...
Yesterday’s news about another wave of US airline consolidation got us to think about what the patterns look like. Here is a model starting in the year 2000 through the most recent 2021 data (July). The model confirms that the ULCCs are growing across the...
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