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