Pontifications: 49 years ago, the first 747 rolled out

Sept. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Today is the 49th anniversary of the roll-out of the Boeing 747-100. On Nov. 7, United Airlines operates its last 747 flight. Delta Air Lines ends it 747 service this year. Afterward,… Read More

VLA sector dead, Boeing claims, but Large Wide Body also struggles

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Costs for IAG’s low-cost airlines

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IAG’s low-cost airlines.

By Bjorn Fehrm September 06, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We continue our series about the European legacy carriers’ LCC arms. Now we cover International Airlines Group or IAG. The LCC approach of IAG has a more local focus than… Read More

Eurowings’ costs compared with the competition

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Eurowings, Lufthansa Group’s LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm August 30, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The European leading legacy carriers are all forming LCC arms. First for short-haul and now for long-haul. For Lufthansa, the LCC operations are gradually consolidated under its Eurowings brand. The… Read More

Two short hops or one long for LCC long-range?

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WOW Air, the well placed long-haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm August 23, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: WOW Air is the smallest LCC to offer long-haul services over the Atlantic. And it’s the best-placed. AirAsia X’s CEO explained its early problems with flying long-haul LCC. It was… Read More

Airbus looks to increase, US, Canada spending

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Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

By Bjorn Fehrm August 16, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, with 85 destinations, 8,000 employees and 72 aircraft, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. We wrote about Air Berlin’s problems in October last year and we’ve… Read More