Boeing has so far delivered 787 -9 aircrafts to four airlines, All Nippon Airways (IATA Airline Code – NH), Air New Zealand (NZ), United Airlines (UA), and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VC). Two other airlines are soon to join this league. They are American Airlines (AA) and Air Canada (AC) both with delivery scheduled for Q1 2015. Today, we will spend time introducing the 787-9 program and perform a competitive analysis of the airlines using this variant.
Delta Air Lines vs Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines (IATA Airline Code – AS) started sending emails to its Mileage Plan members on the upcoming changes to the program for Delta Air Lines (DL). The changes have been published online. Read More »What Will Delta Air Lines Flights Really Earn on Alaska Airlines in 2015?
JetBlue Airways (IATA Airline Code – B6)’s stock has been flying sky high in the market. We will investigate why in this post.
Tokyo As A Mini Hub
Both United Airlines (IATA Airline Code – UA) and Delta Air Lines (DL) (through the acquisition from Northwest Airlines (NW)) have secondary hubs in Narita International Airport (IATA Airport Code – NRT) in Tokyo, Japan. UA operates an additional one at Guam International Airport (GUM).
Less than 10 years ago, it was common to see United and Delta operating many larger aircrafts like the 747-400 from Tokyo to other Asian cities so that they would be utilized more efficiently. However, is current operating conditions favorable to continue this practice? We will explore Tokyo as a hub in the following insight with focus on how United and Delta manage its operations.
Air India joined the Star Alliance in a ceremony on July 11, 2014 after its second attempt at making it to the elite airline group. 
In this Insight
In this insight, we will explore the Indian aviation market, Air India and its opportunities and challenges moving forward as it joins Star Alliance.