This week’s featured link:
ANALYSIS: What to make of American’s local shift in Phoenix – FlightGlobal
Remember the back-and-forth I had with myself over American’s future in Phoenix? Ned Russell at FlightGlobal took it further and dug into some data. This doesn’t quite support the rosy “Mountains to the World” idea that American put forth, but it’s also not the death of the hub. Read for yourself.
Two for the road:
One runway shy of a plan – Crain’s New York Business
Here’s a good look at the new, expensive plan to rehab JFK Airport. The headline sums up the stance pretty well.
New year-round direct flights are set to connect Alaska and China in 2019 – Anchorage Daily News
It’s been a long time since airlines had regular, scheduled passenger service between Anchorage and Asia. Even then, it was mostly as a fuel stop because airplanes couldn’t fly nonstop. So this would be… something. I guess with enough subsidy, anything can work.