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LCCs Show The Way Out Of The Crisis

LCCs Show The Way Out Of The Crisis

At a time when all carriers are bleeding money, LCCs (Low-Cost Carriers) show how their adaptability will make them even stronger than before. But is it really a matter of strategy, or just a bit of good luck? A number of airlines have published their financial...
Southwest Not In A Hurry To Get The MAX In Service

Southwest Not In A Hurry To Get The MAX In Service

Other airlines are keen to get their 737 MAX fleet up in the air, but Southwest seems more at ease. Odd, since they are the largest 737 operator in the world. But there is a crucial factor that may explain their approach. Even before the FAA ungrounded the MAX,...
Low-Cost Or Traditional Carriers: Who Recovers Faster?

Low-Cost Or Traditional Carriers: Who Recovers Faster?

Since Southwest Airlines introduced the low-cost carrier model, other airlines have contemplated copying their concept. Many newer airlines emerged, following them, but what about traditional carriers switching to this model? And which airlines will come back quicker...
Boeing White Tail MAX Aircraft Looking For Buyers

Boeing White Tail MAX Aircraft Looking For Buyers

With the impending return of the certification for the MAX, Boeing is talking with Southwest and others, to find homes for ‘white tail’ aircraft. A ‘white tail’ aircraft is one that goes through the production line without a fixed buyer. Usually,...
Southwest Not In A Hurry To Get The MAX In Service

Will They? Southwest Consider The Airbus A220

They have flown nothing but Boeing 737s for nearly fifty years. Will Southwest Airlines order Airbus A220s to replace ageing 737-700s? When they already have orders for 30 737-7 MAX aircraft? Before aviation authorities around the world grounded the MAX, it would have...