Airlines Struggle With Global Pilot Shortage

Airlines Struggle With Global Pilot Shortage

SYDNEY/BANGKOK/MONTREAL (Reuters) – A growing shortage of airline pilots is putting the industry’s recent growth at risk as planes sit idle, higher salaries cut into profits and unions across the globe push for more benefits. Carriers such as Emirates and...
United New Routes Connecting Eight Cities

United New Routes Connecting Eight Cities

United Airlines on Jan. 8, announced it will begin new service between six of its domestic hubs and eight destinations in California, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin. The new flights, starting June 7, offer customers hundreds of connection...
Flybe Fleet Review Picks Q400

Flybe Fleet Review Picks Q400

May 30, 2018 Demand for international air freight recovered slightly in April after the sharp drop reported the previous month. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its monthly update said April’s air freight demand grew by 4.1 percent from the same...
United Airlines’ Plan to Beat Delta and American

United Airlines’ Plan to Beat Delta and American

Scott Kirby has a very specific view about how the three U.S. hub-and-spoke airlines work best, having managed two of them. In his current job as president of United Continental Holdings Inc., Kirby’s role is to oversee a major overhaul of how the carrier operates,...
United turnaround plan: bolster hubs, revive smaller markets

United turnaround plan: bolster hubs, revive smaller markets

United Airlines executives plan to stop making “stupid” decisions as part of a renewed effort to turn around the carrier’s fortunes. The airline shrank a cumulative 8% during the last five years at its hubs, surrendering market share to rivals such...
United Continental Continues Its Small-City Expansion

United Continental Continues Its Small-City Expansion

In November, 2017, United announced that it will launch 10 new routes to small cities next spring. In April, it will begin flying from Chicago to El Paso, Texas; from Chicago and Washington, D.C., to Wilmington, North Carolina; from Denver to Jacksonville, Florida;...
Smaller Cities Look Big Again to United

Smaller Cities Look Big Again to United

United Continental sees potential as profit margins are squeezed on international routes. Until recently, the big three U.S. airlines turned toward more international flying, cutting service to smaller U.S. cities in favor of profitable overseas routes. Now it is...
JetBlue takes investment share in California charter JetSuite

JetBlue takes investment share in California charter JetSuite

New York-based Jet Blue Airways has taken a minority stake in fast-growing, California-based jet charter company JetSuite. JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes announced the investment in JetSuite during a third-quarter investor call Oct. 25. Hayes said JetSuite was “changing the...