27 Oct 2017

JetBlue vs. WestJet Case Study Reveals Potential Revenue Optimization Opportunities

JetBlue vs. #WestJet Case Study Reveals Potential Revenue Optimization Opportunities As per link, this is a case study executed few years ago to benchmark WestJet Airlines (“WS) #ancillary revenue strategy against JetBlue Airlines (“B6”). Airlines have similar average stage length, headcount and fleet size which are key metrics to conduct

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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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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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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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28 Nov 2016

Will Hawaiian Airlines Bounce Back to Record Profitability?

Will Hawaiian Airlines Bounce Back to Record Profitability?   In the previous edition of Airline Profits, we discussed the financial performance of Air Canada over the decade ending December 2015. In this article, we are reviewing the Aloha spirit guided Hawaiian Airlines’ profitability during the same span of time. Review

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19 Aug 2016

Is ASKY Airlines Setting a New Normal in Africa?

Is ASKY Airlines Setting a New Normal in Africa? If you are familiar with the African aviation market, you would agree that air connectivity within the African continent is challenging. And if you are familiar with African aviation history, the name Air Afrique would certainly ring a bell. Similar to

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