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Part 2: DFW’s EVP of Global Strategy and Development Discusses Post-Covid Growth

The role of airports is greatly underestimated, as the airline industry goes forward after a pandemic that caused devasting effects. During the World Routes 2021 event in Milan, however, airports made clear that they want to be an active player in the recovery, and Dallas-Fort Worth was not an exception. AirlineGeeks had the chance to sit down with the airport’s Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Development, John Ackerman. The half-hour talk was divided into two parts. Here’s the…

Part 1: DFW’s EVP of Global Strategy and Development Discusses…

Going forward after a pandemic that devastated the airline industry, the role of airports are greatly underestimated. During the World Routes 2021 event in Milan, however, airports made clear that they want to be an active player in the recovery, and Dallas-Fort Worth was not an exception. AirlineGeeks had the…

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JSX CEO On Austin Expansion, Future Growth

There’s a unique airline attempting to gain market share on the highly competitive Austin to Dallas route. JSX is joining a long list of airlines adding new services to the growing tech hub Texas capital. American Airlines currently flies to Dallas/Fort-Worth International Airport up to 11 times daily from Austin,…

Kansas City Preaches Flexibility, Adaptability As NewKCI Rises

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Interview: Hawaiian CEO Talks Austin, Future U.S. Growth

After a year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic which crippled leisure and business demand as a result of border closures, a wide-body commercial jet was finally seen landing in Austin in late April. Interestingly, the wide-body jet spotted at the airport wasn’t sporting the typical Union Jack tail or…

Interview: David Neeleman’s New Airline Breeze Is Taking Names

Airline industry titan David Neeleman is in his fifth decade tackling one of the most challenging tasks in the business world: starting airlines. In the 1980s, it was charter carrier Morris Air, later purchased by Southwest Airlines. In the 1990s, Neeleman served at rising WestJet before going on to found…

Interview: Sun Country Using Proven Model to Forge New Trails

Sun Country on Tuesday announced a vast new expansion that includes 18 new routes and nine brand-new destinations. AirlineGeeks sat down with Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer and Head of Network Planning Grant Whitney to discuss the expansion and how the airline is planning to expand in the coming…

Interview: Avelo Airlines CEO Andrew Levy On the U.S.’s Newest…

On Thursday morning, Avelo Airlines — a new low-cost U.S. airline based in Houston — announced it had begun selling tickets for its first flights: 11 routes to as many cities in the Western U.S. operating from Hollywood Burbank Airport just north of Los Angeles. The airline is headed by…

‘This is the worst it’s ever been:’ An Interview with…

Airline industry tycoon Bob Crandall is no stranger to the peaks and pitfalls of the airline industry. As the former president and chairman of American Airlines from 1985 to 1998, Crandall is known for his unique cost-cutting strategies and outspokenness when it comes to investing in airlines. Long since retired,…