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...
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...
The acquisition of Spirit Airlines by Frontier Airlines will produce a combined large ULCC (Ultra Low-Cost Carrier) that will likely be disruptive to competitive dynamics in the industry. Combined, they will become the largest North American operator of the A320neo...
[UPDATED] After we did a story on the changes in seating from 737-800 to 737 MAX8, several messages came and asked about a similar analysis on the A320eo to A320neo. Here it is. On average, operators have increased seating from 170 to 172. This is only 1.2%. But...
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