3 Links I Love: Air France Exec Turmoil, Regional Madness Since 1990, KLM Starts to Say Goodbye to the 747

3 Links I Love: Air France Exec Turmoil, Regional Madness Since 1990, KLM Starts to Say Goodbye to the 747

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Air France-KLM Said to Weigh Changing Dutch Head for New EraBloomberg
This is a sad by-product of Air France finally gaining competent management. KLM boss Pieter Elbers has successfully kept KLM flying high, partially by keeping it as separate as possible from its drunken, … Read the post

As American Shrinks at JFK’s Terminal 8, British Airways Moves In to Fill the Void

As American Shrinks at JFK’s Terminal 8, British Airways Moves In to Fill the Void

When American finished building its opulent Terminal 8 complex at New York’s JFK Airport in 2007, there were already plans to expand. What the airline didn’t predict back then is that the expansion would hardly be needed. American has done nothing but shrink at JFK, and that has created opportunity … Read the post

Southern Airways Express Buys Mokulele, Forming the Largest US Commuter Carrier

Southern Airways Express Buys Mokulele, Forming the Largest US Commuter Carrier

Though it may not fit your definition of a blockbuster merger, the announcement that will be coming out in just a few minutes that Southern Airways Express is buying Mokulele (but keeping separate brands) is actually a pretty interesting one. On the surface, this might leave you scratching your head. … Read the post

Norwegian Gets Religion On the Eve Of Releasing 2018 Earnings, Tries to Right the Ship Before Its Too Late

Norwegian Gets Religion On the Eve Of Releasing 2018 Earnings, Tries to Right the Ship Before Its Too Late

I’ve written about Norwegian’s aggressive over-expansion many times. The theme each time has been that it is simply not building something sustainable. Through a complicated business structure, the airline has done its best to obscure its weak financials, but through all of it the airline has just kept growing recklessly. … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Southwest Pays the FAA, Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview, United Goes Free

3 Links I Love: Southwest Pays the FAA, Air Tahiti Nui CEO Interview, United Goes Free

Southwest paid for FAA inspector during shutdownMarketWatch
Shrewd move by Southwest or inappropriate preferential treatment that casts shame over the government?

HIGH FLYER INTERVIEW: THE AIR TAHITI NUI TRANSFORMATION ACCORDING TO ITS CHIEFSAirways
It’s time for another CEO interview. This time … Read the post

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