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

Pontifications: Branson gets pissy over dropping the Virgin America name

April 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sir Richard Branson came to Seattle last week to promote the new service by Virgin Atlantic Airlines to London. In a hissy-fit, he promptly pissed on Alaska Airlines for the business decision… Read More

Pontifications: Fare and market share wars

May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airline stocks took a dive last week when it appeared fare wars and eroding capacity discipline is beginning among US carriers. Southwest Airlines said it will be adding capacity at the rate… Read More

Lufthansa to use A340s in “lower cost” operation; our analysis against the 787

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Back to the Future with PeoplExpress

PeoplExpress, a fast growing no-frills carrier of the 1980s, is returning in name only. A new company, wet-leasing planes from another airline, uses the old name and the most of the old business plan to start service soon… Read More