Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

...decline in competitive pressure."Airlines aren't going at each other like they used to," said Mike Boyd, an aviation consultant frequently hired by airports. "They have their turf, and they very rarely go to the mattresses with one another...

Four finalists named for Augusta Regional Airport executive director

...Consultants; Terrence Slaybaugh, the director of aviation at Dayton International Airport; and Roy Williams, an aviation consultant.Gary LeTellier, the executive director of Augusta Regional since 2010, is leaving the airport in February...

Dreamliner set to land at American Airlines

...said which routes they will fly. Spokesman Casey Norton said the plane will be tested on domestic routes first.Aviation consultant Richard Aboulafia said the Dreamliner will be crucial for American as it competes with United and Delta to attract...

Airlines ask Congress to roll back airfare rule

...a broad effect was moved through without any consultation. I was just shocked by this," said Bill McGee, an aviation consultant for Consumers Union.He said the title of the bill, The Transparent Airfares Act, smacks of Orwellian doublespeak...

Recipe for Thanksgiving travel: Busier airports, fuller planes, higher fares

...years of 2006 and 2007.This year's uptick is in line with "the sluggish but consistent economic recovery," aviation consultant Mark Kiefer said. The unemployment rate has improved in recent months, as has consumer confidence ? two key...

Boeing stock tumbles after fire on 787 Dreamliner

...sending representatives to London."The headline nature of these (events) has become far too routine," said aviation consultant Robert Mann. "The airplane has to start proving itself in service, doing what it was designed to do."There...

American divides order for 460 jets

...youngest among major U.S. airlines within five years."This is almost American rebranding itself," said aviation consultant Darryl Jenkins. "Before, they were old and tired, and now they're going to be young and energetic."The...

Cagle urges state to sell little-used jet

...that ordinarily are the biggest consumers of private planes have cut back, said Mark Kiefer, a Boston-based aviation consultant. Some don't have the cash, and others worry it could send a bad signal in austere times. Georgia DOT officials...

Air traffic failure raises concerns

...that has never been experienced before and affected all of the customers in that region, not just the FAA." Aviation consultant Michael Goldfarb said backup at the Memphis center was obviously insufficient. "Wal-Mart losing its power is...

Small airports could see cuts

...competition at many airports that shuttle fliers to nearby hubs. "They're not going to compete with each other," aviation consultant Mike Boyd, of Colorado, said about the two airlines joining operations. "The bottom line is that it's not...

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