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Allegiant Hiring Pilots As Air Travel Recovers!

Allegiant Hiring Pilots As Air Travel Recovers!

Yesterday Allegiant Air announced that they will be hiring 184 pilots over a period of a few months. This is a substantial increase for the airline! The pandemic found Allegiant in the tail end of a transformation. About a year earlier, the airline had finished its...
Airbus A380 – 16 Years Of Trouble-Free (?) Flying

Airbus A380 – 16 Years Of Trouble-Free (?) Flying

16 years ago today, the Airbus A380 flew for the first time. The imposing double-decker was a promising prospect, but now faces a troubled future. On this day, 27th of April 2005, F-WWOW, the first prototype of the Airbus 380, lifted off in Toulouse, France. It was a...
Breeze – Competing Without [direct] Competition?

Breeze – Competing Without [direct] Competition?

Breeze Airways claims that it is not competing with other airlines in 80% of its summer routes! What does that mean? Is it even possible? Breeze is a hotly anticipated airline. Its founder and CEO is David Neeleman, a “serial airline founder”. Some say that the way to...
How Computer Power Changed Airline Operations – Twice

How Computer Power Changed Airline Operations – Twice

Computer Power has not only defined the scope of Hub & Spoke and Point-to-Point airline operations. Computers literally shaped entire airline fleets. This article looks at how airlines bounced back and forth between the two systems, in large part because of...
Covid-19 Killed the Jumbos – And Revived Hub & Spoke?

Covid-19 Killed the Jumbos – And Revived Hub & Spoke?

The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the demise of four-engined aircraft. But ironically, it revitalized the hub & spoke model that these planes were meant to serve. This still won’t save these aircraft, but it has interesting effects for the airlines that used them....