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2 March 2012

Distribution – Sum of the Parts

Airlines International, IATA, February-March 2012

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28 February 2012

Understanding Airline Pricing

Airline pricing is an oft discussed and little understood thing. The goal of airline pricing is, for most, to drive the maximum yield for any given seat based on current market conditions. This of course is a highly complex process that necessitates down to the wire inventory knowledge, demand forecasts and hutzpah on the part of revenue managers across the industry. It’s a real shame that this...

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16 February 2012
13 February 2012

Alliance Personalisation

The recent launch of RoomKey (Choice Hotels International, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corp., InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International and Wyndham Hotel Group), set me thinking that this would be a great idea for airlines; like-minded businesses coming together to control distribution costs and direct traffic through to their existing branded websites.

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9 February 2012

The LCC experiment in a longhaul market

The never ending debate continues as to whether the LCC model would export itself into longhaul. Seemed like it was only a question of time before the likes of Ryanair and Air Asia would throw down the gauntlet to the legacy dinos. It was Air Asia, not surprisingly, which took the bold move. “Yeah so what!” I hear you say, “Isn’t everywhere in Asia longhaul?”  (so right, from experience, believe...

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