New Opportunities for Long-Haul Traffic
The Airbus A321LR and Boeing 737max have critical advantages, especially for non-network airlines and medium sized airports. Not only can they reach long distances, but thanks to their commonality for crews and maintenance, the aircraft easily integrate into the existing short and medium-haul fleet of low-cost carriers.
With approximately 200 seats, the capacity of these aircraft still targets a local market. This means a complex hub and spoke structure is not required for these kinds of long-haul operations.
Read the full article about the advantages for airlines and airports
Consolidation in Aviation through strategic partnerships
After liberalization and globalization, the dominant topic in the international aviation industry follows to be consolidation. Mergers, the formation of international airline-groups and joint ventures between companies, have -in some cases- caused substantial market concentrations.
This concise research study summarizes the current status of consolidation in key markets and provides an outlook to the future development of the branch. Currently, the German version can be found here, the English version will be provided shortly.
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