The bumpy US air travel recovery

The bumpy US air travel recovery

As we watch this recovery pick-up speed, it is interesting to see how many times the US airlines have tried to boost schedules in the hope traffic would bounce.  Take a look at this chart. #1 – June 2020 The first move was very early in the pandemic and was...
The A220-300’s growing popularity

The A220-300’s growing popularity

Yesterday Airbus shared that the A220-300 has an increase in range from its current 3,350NM to 3,550NM.  The extra range applies to high payloads, Airbus VP Single-Aisle Marketing Antonio Da Costa clarified to us. The former C Series continues to over-deliver just as...
Ruffling MAX7 feathers

Ruffling MAX7 feathers

Two stories (one from The Air Current and our own) a week ago about a potential switch of Southwest Airlines away from the MAX7 to the A220 attracted attention.  So, a week later, time to dig in some more as the DoT published December 2020 On-Time data.  Now we have...
The growing importance of freight

The growing importance of freight

Freight grew in importance as passengers grew less important.  The demand for PPE from overseas required US carriers to use long-range widebody aircraft to get to source markets like China.  The cargo was bulky but relatively light.  Several airlines took passenger...