Travelers have always preferred Tokyo’s Haneda Airport over Narita, but artificial restrictions that prevented most international flights from operating at Haneda forced airlines to fly to Narita for all flights to/from North America for years. Those restrictions have slowly been eroded, and the next big tranche of new international slots … Read the post
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading my Across the Aisle interviews from the Boyd Conference earlier this month (Virgin America and Air Canada). We’re now down to the final one. I had the chance to speak with Tadashi Matsushita, Vice President of Strategic Planning, The Americas for ANA about his … Read the post
What looked like a win for Delta… isn’t. I recently wrote about how Delta was trying to get a larger presence at Tokyo/Haneda by partnering with Skymark. ANA has won that battles, however, so Delta is going home empty-handed. ANA apparently had many of Skymark’s smaller creditors locked up … Read the post
For Fliers, Mixed Impact Seen – Wall Street Journal
The articles have been flying fast and furious this week regarding the United/Continental merger. I was quoted in this one.
US Airways Pilots Infighting Grows Worse by the Day – BNET
It appears the US East pilots are tired of fighting the west pilots. Now they’re turning on each other. Unreal.
Airline Capacity Cuts Slow in December, Some Carriers See Growth – BNET
December traffic … Read the post
It’s certainly interesting to watch the Japanese market these days. JAL is turning in record losses and is effectively sitting on a cliff waiting to jump. Meanwhile, ANA has decided to pour a bunch of money into seriously improving its product. This is some pretty impressive looking stuff. … Read the post
It was only a matter of time until global carriers started following in their US counterparts’ shoes, right? As airlines around the world continue to bleed, we’re seeing them start to cut back. Today we’ll take a look at British Airways and ANA as examples of what’s going on.
I have more from NBTA on BNET this week including discussions with both ANA and Lufthansa.
Frontier Receives DIP Financing from Perseus
I never thought we’d see it happen, but I’ve now been proven wrong. Frontier picked up $75 million to help them restructure and exit bankruptcy.
Continental’s Flat Seat … Read the post