Norwegian’s red spring

By Bjorn Fehrm June 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In our March 7th article, we described the creative accounting methods Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) had used to hide its weak state of solvency after a tough 2017. In two… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm April 24, 2018, © Leeham News: In the third article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we described the operational costs for typical aircraft used by a Long-Haul LCC. We now look… Read More

FAA AD may severely limit ETOPS of some RR-powered 787s: sources

April 14, 2018, © Leeham News: An airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration is expected as early as Tuesday that could severely restrict flight operations some of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s. The AD is expected to require… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 04, 2018, © Leeham News.: In the first article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we looked at ticket pricing strategy used by airlines to maximize revenue on a route. Now… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable?

By Bjorn Fehrm March 28, 2018, © Leeham News.: Robert L. Crandall, the former CEO of American Airlines, questioned the viability of Long-Haul LCC (LH-LCC) in a discussion with LNC two weeks ago. Given the limited network of… 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

Norwegian’s creative accounting

By Bjorn Fehrm March 07, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In our February 14th article about Norwegian Air Shuttle’s operational losses, we used straightforward calculations to show the airline was losing around 2bn NOK or $300m in the fourth quarter,… Read More

Norwegian flies in thin air

By Bjorn Fehrm February 14, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) is in an aggressive expansion phase. The airline is setting up as many low-cost routes as possible across the Atlantic, to gain critical market share before… Read More

Top 10 aviation stories of the year on Leeham News

Dec. 31, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airplane development and the whimsicle made the Top 10 stories on LNC in 2017. The Top 10 are a statistical listing of the most-viewed posts, not some judgment call on the part… Read More

Shakeout for Europe’s low-cost airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm October 11, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Alitalia, Air Berlin and now Monarch have all filed for insolvency since the start of 2017. These are all airlines with an emphasis on low cost flying, with an important… Read More