With growing chatter about fuel burn and rising fuel prices, we kept digging in the data and came up with some interesting metrics for your consideration. The greener the number in the table the better. Our metric is seat miles per gallon – the higher this...
Despite the recent softening of traffic volumes, the industry is, overall recovering. As always, we have data to illustrate this. The chart above is through June and that is a quarter ago – but US DoT runs that late. The trend looks strong when compared to...
Airline schedules are by definition built far into the future, typically up to 360 days ahead. During normal times this is not that difficult. Traffic growth follows predictable patterns by season and reasonably predictable growth. Not anymore. Take a look at the...
Readers know airline time isn’t free. As a passenger, you “pay” with your time when a flight is delayed, with scant hope of compensation. That Contract of Carriage was not written for the benefit of the traveler. What happens when we look at time...
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,...
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