Articles tagged “airline capacity”

Gulf Carriers Are Challenged by a Capacity Glut

Gulf Carriers Are Challenged by a Capacity Glut

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Western airlines campaigned for the U.S. to somehow level the playing field with Gulf carriers, who rely on fat subsidies. Their cries fell on deaf ears. But harsh market forces may challenge Qatar, Emirates, and others yet.

1 year ago

American Airlines CEO Insists Growth Plans Won’t Start a Fare War

American Airlines CEO Insists Growth Plans Won’t Start a Fare War

Brian Sumers, Skift

In a lengthy soliloquy on American's first quarter earnings call, CEO Doug Parker indirectly told investors to relax. Yes, U.S. airlines are increasing capacity this year. But they're being prudent by solidifying their hubs, he said, and not repeating past mistakes.

1 year ago