There is a rather yawning gap between JetBlue and Spirit that serves to highlight how different the two airlines are. This difference is important because it highlights how they are essentially different businesses and, likely, also highlights cultural gaps that are...
On Monday, Viva and Avianca released a statement announcing they are seeking a quick merger authorization from the Colombian civil aviation authorities, looking to address the “complex financial situation” of the ultra-low-cost carrier founded in 2012. If approved,...
Was this really a “win”? After all, as an advisor to Frontier told us, “Either way, we win. We’re not going to chase JetBlue.” JetBlue beats off Frontier and wins Spirit. What are the implications? Airlines merge because of one key...
UPDATE – Spirit Airlines has postponed the stockholders meeting scheduled for June 10 to June 30 which is to decide in favor or against the merger proposal with Frontier Airlines. Spirit said on June 8 that it wants to allow more time for discussions with...
A key goal for any merger is synergies. Let there be no doubt that one synergy being targeted is people savings. What do we know about these two airlines and their labor forces? As the following chart shows, both airlines have significant labor efficiencies. The...
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