Air France-KLM wants to simplify the fleet

Subscription Required Nov. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: Air France-KLM will strive to greatly simplify its fleet by early next decade, the group outlined in an investors day presentation Nov. 5. The Group includes Air France, KLM and… Read More

The Struggling European Regional Airlines

This is the third in a series of articles on the struggling low cost and leisure carriers in Europe. Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction        Sep. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Numerous European regional airlines are… Read More

Pontifications: An old pro thinks long-haul LCC model is about who loses the most money

March 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Long-haul, low-cost carriers are likely here to stay but the impact will be limited. This is the conclusion of Robert L. Crandall, former CEO of American Airlines, who faced the USA’s first… Read More

Global Services won’t hurt airline tech ops, says Boeing official

Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: A Boeing official today dismissed concerns that expanding Boeing Global Services, with additional controls on aftermarket support for commercial airplanes it builds, might negatively impact potential sales. Several airlines, including Delta, Singapore,… Read More

Boeing risks losing orders in aftermarket business push, says consultant

Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s drive to dramatically increase its aftermarket business, competing with suppliers or even controlling the parts needed by airlines for maintenance, repair and overhaul operations have a risk, says an industry consultant…. Read More

Joon enables Air France-KLM to expand its low cost offering

By Bjorn Fehrm December 13, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Air France-KLM, or really Air France, has after a long dialogue with its trade unions set up Joon, a new LCC operation in the group. The new airline flew its… Read More

Norwegian’s risky fleet expansion

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In our review of Norwegian Air Shuttle last week (Norwegian from now on), we pointed out the company’s relatively weak balance sheet. It’s considerably weaker than… Read More

Norwegian, from regional to mainline competitor

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction February 8, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: When SAS (Scandinavian Airlines Systems) canceled Norwegian Air Shuttle’s (NAS) contract to feed its Norwegian network 2002, it had no idea the former feeder would almost run it out… Read More

2017, a tougher year for European airlines?

By Bjorn Fehrm January 5, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The last two years have seen increased profits for the airline industry. Lower priced fuel gave the industry time to breath and to finally earn a reasonable Return on Invested… Read More

Europe’s airlines: LCC, the winning formula

By Bjorn Fehrm Nov. 18 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Easyjet revealed record numbers yesterday with pretax profits now at 14.6% of a year turnover of £4,686m. The load-factors for their aircraft are at a record 91.5% on a 12… Read More