05 Jul 2017

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Anton Diego, Founder & CEO of EveryMundo [Video]

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Anton Diego, Founder & CEO of EveryMundo [Video] Hello and welcome to the Airline Profits Executive Interviews, I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine and author of Airlines for Business, the revolutionary book on airline business and the first volume of the

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28 Jun 2017

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Peter Schmid and Manish Shrivastava [Video]

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Peter Schmid and Manish Shrivastava [Video]   Hi there, I am Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine and Author of the book Airlines for Business, which is part of the Airline Profits Book Series on airline business and technology. You are one of

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23 Jun 2017

Airnguru: Changing the Dynamics of Airline Pricing?

Airnguru: Changing the Dynamics of Airline Pricing? As you probably know, we had the opportunity to talk with Airnguru Executives on May 18, 2017, the Terrapinn’s Aviation Festival Americas 2017 in Miami, Florida. Dr. Sergio Mendoza and Javier Jimenez, respectively CEO and Chief Commercial of Airnguru teamed up to tackle

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01 Jun 2017

Quarterly Profits: Have Airlines Been Caught in Quicksand?

Quarterly Profits: Have Airlines Been Caught in Quicksand? Just about a two years ago in 2015, many airlines were reporting record profits. For instance, the four major US carriers, namely American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines reported at least over a billion dollars in net earnings. Many

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31 May 2017

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Sergio Mendoza – CEO of Airnguru [Video]

Airline Profits Executive Interview with Sergio Mendoza – CEO of Airnguru [Video] Hi, this Kofi Sonokpon, Managing Editor of Airline Profits magazine and author of the upcoming book series on airline business and technology. As mentioned in past interviews, Airline Profits (magazine) was a media sponsor of Terrapinn’s Aviation Festival

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29 May 2017

Can the COMAC C919 Alter the Aircraft Market Dynamics Significantly?

Can the COMAC C919 Alter the Aircraft Market Dynamics Significantly? The Chinese home-made single-aisle aircraft, the COMAC C919 has successfully completed its maiden flight on May 5, 2017. According to different reports, the C919 is set out to compete against the re-engined Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. And one

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29 May 2017

Is Overbooking a Cost-effective Airline Business Practice?

Is Overbooking a Cost-effective Airline Business Practice? In the previous edition of Airline Profits, we highlighted why selling seats is not a sound economic way for an airline to become profitable. In this article, we are going to review the widely spread practice of overbooking, which is a natural by-product

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29 May 2017

Change of Policy: Has United Airlines Missed the Point?

Change of Policy: Has United Airlines Missed the Point? When you revisit the sequence of events before and after the brutal removal of Dr. David Dao from United Airlines Flight 3411, you would agree that there was perhaps a triple fiasco. The first instance happened at the pre-boarding when the

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29 May 2017

Will AirAsia X Succeed at Conquering the US Market?

Will AirAsia X Succeed at Conquering the US Market? As you probably know, we had the opportunity to speak with Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X in a phone interview on May 9, 2017. Mr. Ismail was attending the Aviation Festival Americas in Miami, Florida as a speaker on the

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29 May 2017

Airline Passenger Incidents: A New Trend or a Spotlight on Old Practices?

Airline Passenger Incidents: A New Trend or a Spotlight on Old Practices? Are the recent incidents involving airline passengers a new trend? Or is it rather a new spotlight on old practices, which careless airline employees engage in frequently? The months of April and May 2017 have been full of

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