Airport Ads: How Some Cities Try to Win Over Airlines and Passengers

When it comes to the world of supply and demand, the middleman isn't considered by the aviation world as passengers buy an airline ticket directly from the company. But choosing the price to pay or the airline to fly usually dictates a flyer’s starting point. For airports large and small, the task of winning over both the airline and the passenger is a task that benefits all parties involved if done correctly. So to make sure that expansion happens, here is how some airports across…

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A Taos Air billboard advertises nonstop flights between Austin and Taos, NM in the heart of downtown Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared to the prior year. Meanwhile, total cargo declined 6.1 percent year-over-year. The passenger volume of the airport is facing its first drop in years. Vivian Cheung, Director of Airport Operation admitted the airport “went through a challenging year” and thanked the staff’s dedication in “difficult circumstances." The vibrant airport has experienced an unusual year, which…

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Hong Kong Airlines operates an all-Airbus fleet comprising of A320s, A330s, and A350s. The airline will soon be taking delivery of more than 20 A350s to carry out its ambitious long-haul network expansion. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Embraer Studies Turboprop Development With Boeing

Embraer, the world's third-largest commercial aircraft producer and leader of the regional jets market is in "advanced stages of studying" a new model of passenger turboprop in cooperation with Boeing, stated Reuters this Monday. According to the global news agency, the size range of the aircraft would be similar or larger than that of the leading product of the market, the ATR 72, which carries about 70 passengers and the project is pending "corporate approvals". Embraer Commercial Aviation's CEO John Slattery told Reuters the capacity…

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An Embraer E190-E2 jet (Photo: Embraer)

The Continental Turnaround: Part 2

In the next part of this series, the principles covered here focus on the customer and meeting their needs. Businesses don’t run without their customers. There needs to be money coming in. With the exception of a few special companies in the world, most businesses have competition to deal with. There is a fight for every dollar the customer has. There needs to be a reason a person is willing to choose one place over another to spend money  Think “Money In,” Not “Money Out”…

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A Continental 767-400 (Photo: Mark Winterbourne | P H O T O G R A P H Y from Leeds. West Yorkshire, United Kingdomderivative work: Altair78 [CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)])

South African Airways Eyes Asset Sales to Accommodate Next-Generation Jets

In a tender posted on its website, South African Airways is now readying the sale of some of its assets that include five Airbus A340-300s and four Airbus A340-600s along with 15 spare engines and auxiliary power units. According to the company's acting CEO Zuks Ramasia, the sale of these assets will pave the way for newer aircraft with more fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort, also replacing the aging fleet of Airbus A340s. This comes barely two months after taking delivery of four Airbus…

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A South African Airways A340-600. (Photo: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html) or GFDL 1.2 (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html)], via Wikimedia Commons)
ZeroG's Aman Bhattarai and Gerhard Kaltenborn discuss improving on-time departures using artificial intelligence during a segment of LH452's FlyingLab. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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Airport Ads: How Some Cities Try to Win Over Airlines and Passengers

When it comes to the world of supply and demand, the middleman isn't considered by the aviation world as passengers buy an airline ticket directly from the company. But choosing…

Hong Kong’s Aviation Industry Encountering Ongoing Turbulence

Hong Kong’s aviation industry has paid the price for the recent social unrest in the region.  Hong Kong Airport recorded 71.5 million passengers last year, a 4.2 percent decrease compared…

Embraer Studies Turboprop Development With Boeing

Embraer, the world's third-largest commercial aircraft producer and leader of the regional jets market is in "advanced stages of studying" a new model of passenger turboprop in cooperation with Boeing,…