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Primera Air used the A321neo for transatlantic operations. (Photo: Peter Weiland)

Opinion: An Overlooked Reason Why Airlines Fail

Managing an airline is like playing drums, it looks easy and many people can make some noise but when the music gets complicated, you see who really knows how to play and who can only make noise. A famous quote says, “What we learn with history is that men do not learn with history." I believe the same happens with airlines. Sometimes, management does not learn with the past. I read a book written 30 years ago talking about problems…

Aerolineas Argentinas Seeks International Assistance for its Fleet Renewal

In a new step taken towards a review of the entire operation, Aerolineas Argentinas is looking for an external consulting firm to provide assistance with an overhaul of the revenue management strategy and route network design. Being a state-owned company, the formal process for the acceptance of a foreign consultant…

Counter-Opinion: Why We Should Blame Airlines for Shrinking Seats

Last month, my colleague wrote an opinion piece about why we shouldn’t blame airlines for the increasingly reduced seat sizes on planes. While he made some very good points, I have to disagree and take the side against the airlines for why we’re seeing legroom and seat pitch decrease seemingly…

A World Anew: Investors Plan to Launch an Ultra Low-Cost…

Formerly defunct World Airways is potentially being given a second chance at life, for now. On Wednesday,  777 Partners announced that they had acquired the intellectual property for World Airways and planned to restart the carrier. However, instead of picking up where the airline left off, the business strategy for…