3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

3 Links I Love: Jet is Another Etihad Failure, Pittsburgh Fight, Mr Awesome’s 727

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Jet Airways temporarily shuts operations as lenders refuse emergency fundsTimes of India
I’m going to go ahead and call that headline misleading even if it may technically possibly be true. If Jet couldn’t get funding to keep flying, what’s the chance it can get …

Cranky on the Web: Pittsburgh’s Airport Makeover Gets Started Early, More Fees Coming?

Cranky on the Web: Pittsburgh’s Airport Makeover Gets Started Early, More Fees Coming?

At Pittsburgh Airport, $1.1 B Plan Aims for Efficiency – Icons of Infrastructure
In my latest for Icons of Infrastructre, I took a look at the coming Pittsburgh airport renovation.  It’s a big change with the existing landside building and train being scrapped in favor of something new on the …

3 Links I Love: Qantas’s Position of Strength, Making Money Where No Airline Can, Pittsburgh Spends A Lot to Save a Little

3 Links I Love: Qantas’s Position of Strength, Making Money Where No Airline Can, Pittsburgh Spends A Lot to Save a Little

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Qantas extends Emirates deal, switches from Dubai to Singapore as Sydney-London stopoverABC Australia
When Qantas was in real trouble on its international routes, it tied up with Emirates and routed its remaining European flights through Dubai as well. This joint venture may have helped …

Across the Aisle from Pittsburgh Airport’s Executive Director on Pittsburgh’s Recovery After the Death of the Hub (Part 2)

Across the Aisle from Pittsburgh Airport’s Executive Director on Pittsburgh’s Recovery After the Death of the Hub (Part 2)

Welcome back for part two of my across the aisle interview with Brad Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. On Tuesday, we talked about the rise and fall of the US Airways hub in Pittsburgh. Today, we get into the aftermath, and how Pittsburgh dealt with the change.…

Across the Aisle from Pittsburgh Airport’s Executive Director on Pittsburgh’s Rise and Fall as a Hub (Part 1)

Across the Aisle from Pittsburgh Airport’s Executive Director on Pittsburgh’s Rise and Fall as a Hub (Part 1)

I recently had a fantastic opportunity to talk by phone with Brad Penrod, Executive Director/CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority. Yep, that’s the authority that oversees Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) one of the first mid-size cities to lose its hub when US Airways walked away nearly a decade ago. Brad has …

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