Archive | August, 2012

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The battle for Haneda redux

US airlines love Asia. Well, at least the slots to fly there.Mainline carriers are once again posturing against one another for a slot pair at Tokyo’s close-in Haneda airport from the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The one-upmanship brings back memories of the battle for the four available pairs back in 2010 and for the […]

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How do you solve a problem like Heathrow?

The world’s premier international airport celebrated its 66th birthday this year and, amazingly, succession planning has been in motion for more than half its life. So forgive me for finding the latest “will they/won’t they” Heathrow third runway speculation somewhat tiresome!Regarding succession planning, more than four decades ago Flight International reported on “plans for a combined […]

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United’s hub capacity dance

A lot of people have their eye on United Airline’s operations at its hubs at Chicago O’Hare, Denver and Houston Intercontinental.The Chicago-based airline is in the midst of a network realignment that should build on the strengths of its 10 hubs while eliminating the weaknesses. Part of this is a 10% capacity cut at its […]

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Airport jogs for the fitness minded

When I land after a long flight – make that nearly every flight – I want to move. Not just a brief walk to a taxi or car but a proper workout. Airports in Cleveland, Indianapolis and others have laid out marked walking paths in their terminals while Dallas-Fort Worth and San Francisco have added […]

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What next for airline alliances and partnerships?

It is against this backdrop that airline management consultancy Booz & Company has launched a short survey looking at the future of partnership models in the airline industry.

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