Headlines over the 4th of July weekend highlighted that US airline traffic reached pre-covid levels, but this was a bit of an apples to oranges comparison. In reality, we’re not back quite yet. Travel varies considerably by day of the week, and dates fell...
A dust-up has been building between SAA’s pilots’ union and the national airline’s owner, the national government. The story below was first published in South Africa a few days ago and attracted quite a lot of attention locally. It is a story...
The hit came quickly in March. Traffic literally disappeared and US airlines scrambled to reconfigure their businesses. The switch was exceptionally tough because the industry had just completed its best year ever – record load factors, unfettered growth, and great...
Between January 2020 and April 2020, the US airline industry went from a pilot shortage to a surplus. And that surplus is big – the US airlines average 12 pilots per aircraft. US airlines parked hundreds of aircraft as traffic froze and international markets shut...
The labor layoff news from American Airlines is the proverbial tip of the iceberg. The US air travel infrastructure is designed to move about 2.5 million people daily. The latest number (August 25) was 523,000 – or 22% of the available capacity. There is no...
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