Articles tagged “regional”

American Starts Flying Large Regional Jets with Plenty of Overhead Bin Space

American Starts Flying Large Regional Jets with Plenty of Overhead Bin Space

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The larger regional jets will bring lots of efficiencies to American Eagle and other carriers as they better match markets and aircraft. But, despite the changes, American Eagle has a horrendous customer service record that larger regional jets won't fix.

6 years ago

Former easyJet exec takes helm at Flybe for turnaround try

Former easyJet exec takes helm at Flybe for turnaround try

Alistair Osborne, Daily Telegraph

After a dozen years as CEO and a disastrous public offering, the time is indeed ripe for Flybe CEO Jim French to hand over power to another executive to see if he can be more successful at resurrecting the airline.

6 years ago

Midsize airports hit with large-scale flight cuts

Midsize airports hit with large-scale flight cuts

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Smaller airports are using all kinds of strategies to lure airlines into starting service there. Airlines understandably are driven toward finding profitable routes, and that means it is an uphill battle for these smaller airports.

6 years ago

SAS continues profit search with 80 percent sale of Norwegian regional carrier

SAS continues profit search with 80 percent sale of Norwegian regional carrier

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

The unprofitable SAS has gone through many restructuring and cost-cutting initiatives, and although it must retain Norwegian Air to compete in the short-haul market, puddle jumpers are an asset worth dumping.

6 years ago

Pinnacle to fly exclusively for Delta upon leaving bankruptcy

Pinnacle to fly exclusively for Delta upon leaving bankruptcy

Wayne Risher, Commercial Appeal

The Pinnacle-Delta deal is another sign of U.S. airline consolidation in which it is no longer economically viable for regional carriers to run small jets for multiple airlines.

6 years ago

Fiji Airways CEO bolts post to head Silver Airways and workers are thrilled

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Air Pacific's rebranding as Fiji Air is inspiring, but it's hard to see a non-bumpy path to success for a leader who can't manage labor. Just ask Tom Horton.

7 years ago

Delta’s JFK expansion to boost regional jet strategy

Delta's super-expansion at JFK and LGA put it in a New York state of mind. The airline already is the dominant slot-holder at LaGuardia, and JFK will help with Delta's Virgin Atlantic investment, as well as for regional jets.

7 years ago

What happens when an airline leaves town; Memphis’ lament

What happens when an airline leaves town; Memphis’ lament

Chris Peck, Commercial Appeal

Cities like Memphis should look to examples like Trenton and Frontier Airlines: You don't have to pretend you cater to a business clientele when a solid leisure travel community will do.

7 years ago

How a regional airport undergoes growing pains when Allegiant and its fees come to town

How a regional airport undergoes growing pains when Allegiant and its fees come to town

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner

The low-cost carrier is a necessary evil at the small-town airport that brings in passengers and profit even if the flip side is new fees and less parking.

7 years ago

American Airlines outsources flights to regional carrier SkyWest

Associated Press

AMR is flexing its muscles here as this action follows American's victory over its pilots union in U.S. federal court last week.

7 years ago

Regional airlines become endangered as service to smaller airports gets cut

Major airlines have cut regional routes as mergers reduce competition and the lines choose to phase out inefficient 50-seater jets. But shutting down smaller carriers means fewer airports for small town USA.

7 years ago

Comair gets grounded: Delta shuts regional carrier and turns to larger aircraft

Comair gets grounded: Delta shuts regional carrier and turns to larger aircraft

Associated Press

Most of the legacy carriers are moving towards more streamlined systems that focus on a few aircraft types rather than a diverse portfolio of planes that are harder to maintain.

7 years ago