Recorded at CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, 18-Mar-2019

Unlocking The US Domestic Airline System: Operational Vs Commercial Implications

The discussion will seek to draw out the key underlying challenges with today’s system and look to ways of “fixing” it.

Part One: Commercial implications for the market

  • How effective have the majors segmented fares been in combating LCC and ULCC competition?
  • Can the ‘big three’ continue to meet margin goals even where fuel prices rise back to higher levels?
  • What are the development and cost challenges facing the domestic market and are policy makers listening?
  • As low cost competition increases, how is this affecting network planning and route development?

Part Two: Operational implications for the market

  • Are US airline and airport infrastructure and service levels appropriate to what US consumers and communities should expect?
  • What impact does this have for airlines on the competitive access environment?
  • What funding solutions can be learned from overseas experience to improve standards?
  • What steps can be taken to help medium sized airports recover connectivity?
  • Would a national aviation policy be of value?

Moderator: CAPA – Centre for Aviation, Advisor, John Thomas

  • A4A, SVP, Legislative and Regulatory Policy, Sharon Pinkerton [Download Presentation]
  • ALPA, First Vice President, Bob Fox
  • American Airlines, Vice President – Operations & Industry Affairs, Lorne Cass
  • Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, International President, Sara Nelson
  • PASSUR Aerospace, President & CEO, James T. Barry
  • Sun Country Airlines, President & CEO, Jude Bricker

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