12 Apr 2017

Overbooking Incident: Could United Airlines Have Avoided the Fiasco?

Overbooking Incident: Could United Airlines Have Avoided the Fiasco? If you watched the video, which went viral on social media about the United Airlines’ passenger who was brutally forced off his seat and dragged along the aisle by a police officer then you would agree that airline overbooking is dead.

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04 Apr 2017

Can US, UK Ban on Electronics Actually Harm Flight Safety?

Can US, UK Ban on Electronics Actually Harm Flight Safety? As a shocking surprise and wake-up call to the aviation community, including airline passengers, the USA followed by the UK have decided to ban electronic devices larger than cell phones as carry-on items on board airplanes. This measure applies to

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04 Apr 2017

Is Selling Seats the Best Way to Airline Profitability?

Is Selling Seats the Best Way to Airline Profitability? At first, this question may sound controversial, considering the fact that the entire century-old airline industry has been built around selling seats. However, the rationale behind the question will become clearer as you consider the following fundamental questions. Why do airlines

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04 Apr 2017

Are Record Airline Profits Just Illusive?

Are Record Airline Profits Just Illusive? In the past edition of Airline Profits, we have discussed the financial performance of the African airline industry. In this issue, we are dealing with the record airline profitability, which was anticipated since 2014. Were there record profits in 2014? Following the IATA’s Global

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04 Apr 2017

Does Warren Buffett’s Investment Predict Airline Future Performance?

Does Warren Buffett’s Investment Predict Airline Future Performance? In a very surprising move, billionaire investor Warren Buffett acquired significant stakes in the four US major airlines, namely: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines. In this edition of Airline Profits, we are offering our perspective as to

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04 Apr 2017

World Airline Industry: What Does the Past Decade Reveal?

World Airline Industry: What Does the Past Decade Reveal? In the past two years, we have often analyzed some specific airlines based on our benchmarking tool, the Airline Profits Sustainability Index (APSI). In this and subsequent editions, we are going to be reviewing the airline industry either globally or regionally.

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04 Apr 2017

Is It About Time to Reinforce Ethics in Airline Industry?

Is It About Time to Reinforce Ethics in Airline Industry? Welcome to the 13th edition of Airline Profits, we hope you are not superstitious and that you will read through this issue of the magazine. If you are one of our regular readers, you probably know that the core message

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30 Jan 2017

Are Airlines Engaged in a Profitable Business?

Are Airlines Engaged in a Profitable Business? Before you get away with a wrong notion, let us establish that the business of transporting people and goods is a very good and necessary business to be engaged in. Our question is more about the need for airlines to become more profitable

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30 Jan 2017

Is the African Airline Industry Ready for Market Recovery?

Is the African Airline Industry Ready for Market Recovery? In past editions of Airline Profits we covered some specific issues pertaining to the African airline industry. In this article, we are revisiting these issues and also highlighting additional challenges which African air carriers will have to deal with effectively in

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30 Jan 2017

Could Ryanair Remain Profitable Carrying Passengers for Free?

Could Ryanair Remain Profitable Carrying Passengers for Free? In our 9th edition, we stressed upon the need for airlines to reconsider how they generate revenues. In this edition of Airline Profits, we are sharing our perspective about a revelation, Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair recently made. In a November 2016

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