Airline Analysis

Opinion, insight, and data on the strategies animating the business of commercial aviation

Payment Innovation Can Accelerate Airline Retailing

Recent Stories

Business Travel Spending is Increasing, Full Recovery Expected in 2026

Airline Analysis

Business Travel Spending is Increasing, Full Recovery Expected in 2026

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
August 24, 2022
 • 
3
 min read

Although global business travel spend is increasing, recent events have pushed back business travel’s forecasted full recovery into 2026 instead of the original forecast of 2024.

Consumers to Prioritize Travel Spend Over the Next 12 Months

Airline Analysis

Consumers to Prioritize Travel Spending Over the Next 12 Months

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
August 10, 2022
 • 
3
 min read

According to an Amadeus study, Consumers view travel as the highest priority discretionary spend category over the coming twelve months.

The Most Read Commercial Aviation Articles From The First Half of 2022

Airline Analysis

The Most Read Commercial Aviation Articles From The First Half of 2022

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
July 27, 2022
 • 
4
 min read

It's been another tumultuous year of commercial aviation, so now is a great time to take a step back and review the content that's resonated most with you our readers.

Could the Future of Loyalty Programs Encompass Point-to-Point Travel?

Airline Analysis

Could the Future of Loyalty Programs Encompass End-to-End Travel?

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
July 6, 2022
 • 
4
 min read

Could customer experience and loyalty programs be converging to create a more synchronous travel journey? Recent events might be signaling a new future of travel.

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Airline Revenue Management: What’s the Goal?

Airline Analysis

Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Airline Revenue Management: What’s the Goal?

by 
Tom Bacon
June 15, 2022
 • 
3
 min read

Machine learning and artificial intelligence offer airlines a great opportunity within revenue management, but airlines need to have proper goals to capture their full potential.

The Commercial Role in Artificial Intelligence – Lessons from Airlines

Airline Analysis

The Commercial Role in Artificial Intelligence – Lessons from Airlines

by 
Tom Bacon
June 8, 2022
 • 
4
 min read

As airlines now explore new applications for Machine Learning they need to build upon learnings from history.

Global Air Travel Search Nears Pre-Pandemic Levels, While Domestic Search Exceeds Them

Airline Analysis

Global Air Travel Search Nears Pre-Pandemic Levels, While Domestic Search Exceeds Them

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
June 1, 2022
 • 
2
 min read

Amadeus Travel Pulse air travel search data reveals that for the first four months of 2022, search volumes around the globe have been increasing, almost reaching that of 2019.

Airline Fare Bundling – What’s Next?

Airline Analysis

Airline Fare Bundling – What’s Next?

by 
Tom Bacon
April 26, 2022
 • 
3
 min read

In order to cater to bespoke travel segments, airlines may use a more finely-tuned approach to bundles without adding complexity to the individual customer booking process.

Airline Fare Bundling – A Pricing Opportunity

Airline Analysis

Airline Fare Bundling – A Pricing Opportunity

by 
Tom Bacon
April 19, 2022
 • 
4
 min read

There are unique fare bundling opportunities to be had by airlines that can deploy the right pricing strategy.

Doug Parker’s Legacy – Airline Industry Consolidation Continues

Airline Analysis

Doug Parker’s Legacy – Airline Industry Consolidation Continues!

by 
Tom Bacon
March 15, 2022
 • 
9
 min read

As Doug Parker leaves the CEO position at American Airlines on March 31, the industry needs to recognize the importance of his leadership over the past two decades.

Why Customer-Centricity, Data, Loyalty and Fintech will Converge to Define Aviation

Airline Analysis

Why Customer-Centricity, Data, Loyalty and Fintech will Converge to Define Aviation

by 
Eric Leopold
February 22, 2022
 • 
5
 min read

In commercial aviation, four hot topics are converging: customer-centricity, loyalty programs, fintech and data & analytics. Let's connect the dots.

Are Cryptocurrencies a Viable Payment Option for Airlines?

Airline Analysis

Are Cryptocurrencies a Viable Payment Option for Airlines?

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
February 2, 2022
 • 
4
 min read

Where is crypto’s place in air travel and should airlines embrace this alternative payment option?

Kambr Media's Most Read Commercial Aviation Articles of 2021

Airline Analysis

Kambr Media's Most Read Commercial Aviation Articles of 2021

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
December 22, 2021
 • 
3
 min read

Have a look at our top 10 most read articles about commercial aviation from the past year.

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Dubai Airshow

Airline Analysis

5 Takeaways from the 2021 Dubai Airshow

by 
Avgeek
November 22, 2021
 • 
3
 min read

Last week marked the end of the biggest Dubai Airshow in 17 years, and the biggest of its kind in the region. Here are the major highlights from the event.

Highlights from Skift’s Aviation Forum: Business Travel, Sustainability & (Demand) Optimism

Airline Analysis

Highlights from Skift’s Aviation Forum: Business Travel, Sustainability & (Demand) Optimism

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
November 18, 2021
 • 
4
 min read

Highlights from Skift's second annual Aviation Forum including business and international travel, 2022 and beyond outlooks and predictions and sustainability discussions.

The Airlines' Summer of Chaos

Airline Analysis

The Airlines’ Summer of Chaos

by 
Terry McClintock
September 1, 2021
 • 
5
 min read

Some thoughts about how individual airlines approached their businesses strategically; how they shuffled their people and fleets, and how they’re positioned for the future.

SupremeFly, the Subscription-Based Airline Changing the Way We Fly

Airline Analysis

SupremeFly, the Subscription-Based Airline Changing the Way We Fly

by 
Luca Zocche
August 4, 2021
 • 
14
 min read

SupremeFly, based in Austria with its base in Bratislava, started flights with an E190 aircraft earlier this month, plans to operate under a subscription-based model.

The small aircraft transportation model.

Airline Analysis

The Small Aircraft Transportation Model

by 
Manolo Centeno
June 30, 2021
 • 
4
 min read

Could the Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) be the catalyst of the future of air travel?

Long-Haul, Low-Cost: Can This Business Model Ever Succeed?

Airline Analysis

Long-Haul, Low-Cost: Can This Business Model Ever Succeed?  

by 
Avgeek
June 16, 2021
 • 
8
 min read

Debated for its sustainability, the long-haul, low-cost (LHLC) model for airlines is a question that remains unanswered. Every wave in aviation's history brings another attempt.

Are loyalty programs loyal?

Airline Analysis

Are Loyalty Programs Loyal?

by 
Michael Warnken
May 25, 2021
 • 
5
 min read

Hospitio examines the value of airline loyalty programs by looking at their history, how they evolved and where they could be heading.

Covid-19 is shaping U.S. domestic network strategies

Airline Analysis

How COVID-19 is Shaping U.S. Domestic Network Strategies  

by 
John Wickson
May 19, 2021
 • 
5
 min read

Hospitio looked at the June 2021 domestic schedules for the largest U.S. airlines for clues to the competitive implications of the network changes implemented during COVID-19.

Sun Country Livery Airline IPOs

Airline Analysis

Airline IPOs and the Norwegian Startup Model

by 
Luca Zocche
April 28, 2021
 • 
4
 min read

We take a look at how IPOs among less established airlines are becoming the norm as a means of generating capital.

Prioritizing & Marketing Travel Safety Will Help Airlines Capture Rising Demand

Airline Analysis

Prioritizing & Marketing Travel Safety Will Help Airlines Capture Rising Demand

by 
Joseph Vito DeLuca
April 13, 2021
 • 
4
 min read

Demand has been building for a long time now, and data says all those eager travelers are most likely to fly with airlines providing a safe journey.

Iata Travel Pass app

Airline Analysis

What Does IATA’s Travel Pass Mean for Air Travel Demand?

by 
Steve Allen
March 29, 2021
 • 
8
 min read

The IATA Travel Pass has rolled out and had successful trial phases, but what does it mean for air travel in totality? Will it be catalyst to a spike in demand?

Low-cost carriers are set to breakout post-covid

Airline Analysis

Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs) Set to Continue Breakout Post-COVID

by 
Chris Anthony
March 9, 2021
 • 
3
 min read

Low-cost carriers will lead the demand recovery while pushing revenue management technology forward.