Airline Planning

Airline Planning During Prolonged Uncertainty    A year and a half ago we published a blog with a similar title, and last year we updated it.  At the outset of a third Covid year, it is timely to look back at our earlier thinking and to offer some predictions for 2022. Our thesis in 2020 was [...]

2022-01-18T18:27:39+01:00By |Travel & Transport|

Green Airline: How to manage the green image of the future.

Air transport is an important contributor to a globalized world. However, its contribution to human-induced CO2 emission is seen as a threat to sustainability. With the flying shame movement from Sweden (“flygskam”), airline emissions have gained focus in the sustainability debate. In all fairness, air traffic contributes only around 2% of global human-induced CO2 emissions. [...]

COVID exposes ULCC advantages vs legacy airlines.

As most of the world has benefited from the low fare, ultra-low-cost carrier model, the U.S. remains a notable exception. In most mature short-haul markets around the world, ULCCs typically command 30% passenger market shares.  However, in the U.S. ULCC penetration has hovered around 5%, but that dramatically changed in 2020 growing to over 10%. Why [...]

2021-03-17T10:57:51+01:00By |Travel & Transport|

The COVID impact on airport business models

Airports used to benefit from an overall growth path in aviation since decades. But with COVID it seems the model shows the disadvantage of solely being aligned with natural growth patterns. Airlines have always faced competition and once Alliances showed their limitations, new business models appeared and challenged established airlines to adapt and accept the [...]

2021-03-23T10:52:44+01:00By |Travel & Transport|

Be prepared

Why Airline Retailing should be a priority right now! Airlines in these unprecedented times are confronted with enormous struggles to protect their core business. Most often this means to focus on cost-cutting and innovative methods of rescuing revenue generation wherever possible. Even though these struggles from the coronavirus pandemic are still in full swing, it [...]

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