Analysis for The Americas

TAP Air Portugal looks to the neo to deliver future long haul vision

8 November, 2017

The senior management at TAP Air Portugal watched the first flight of the new A330-900neo last month with eagerness. The European flag carrier is the launch customer for the new generation version of the widebody, which alongside the short haul A320neo Family will play a key role in its future development strategy.

Alaska’s California dreamin’ gets a serious reality check from competitive pricing

5 November, 2017

Alaska Air Group’s revenue challenges are boon for airline passengers looking to travel within California and on certain long haul routes from the US west coast. Deep discounting in those markets is hurting Alaska’s revenue performance, but offer a prime opportunity to customers on the hunt for cheap tickets.

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Garuda Indonesia, Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, Finnair and more

5 November, 2017

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

Etihad Airways suspends Dallas link after American Airlines codeshare termination makes it 'commercially unsustainable'

3 November, 2017

The rivalry between the US majors and the Gulf hub carriers has taken another notable turn after United Arab Emirates (UAE) national airline Etihad Airways revealed it will suspend its flights between Abu Dhabi and Dallas from spring 2018 following the termination of its codeshare agreement with American Airlines. It says the route has “become commercially unsustainable following American Airlines’ unilateral decision to terminate its codeshare agreement” and will cease from 25-Mar-2018.

Stockton set to become a ‘San Francisco airport’, but what’s in a name anyway?

2 November, 2017

Reports arising from California suggest that the San Joaquin County leaders are considering a proposal to change the name of Stockton Metropolitan Airport to include San Francisco in the new branding. The county-owned airport could become ‘San Francisco Stockton Regional Airport’. An advisory committee suggests it will help attract business, increase awareness of the airport’s location and make a connection with the Bay Area for marketing purposes.

United Airlines wants to level the playing field with competitors on credit card margins

1 November, 2017

US airlines rack up millions in revenue from co-branded credit cards, and as United Airlines works feverishly to close revenue gaps with its peers American and Delta, the company is zeroing in on gaining more value from its credit card partnership with JP Morgan Chase.

Are Norwegian's lofty ambitions opening Argentina's eyes to growth potential?

1 November, 2017

While other Latin American airlines continue to struggle to gain access into Argentina, the government seems to be firmly backing the plans of Norwegian to establish its own low-fare operation in the country. Maybe Argentina is waking up to the progress being made at neighbours across South America or perhaps it feels it can better manage its own development with a major partner from outside the region. Whatever the case, Argentina’s skies are preparing for a revolution.

jetBlue’s nixing of certain OTAs supports its broad based cost cutting scheme

30 October, 2017

jetBlue’s decision to pull the plug on twelve online travel agencies (OTAs) is part of the airline’s broader strategy to shed USD250 million to USD300 million in structural costs by 2020.

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Tigerair Taiwan, Air Canada, airberlin, AirAsia Japan and more

29 October, 2017

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

United Airlines plans digital push

26 October, 2017

United Airlines is planning major upgrades to its app over the next few months as part of a digital push.

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