Friday, August 28, 2015

The incredible shrinking airline industry

We knew airlines have been shedding flights, airplanes and jobs for the last two years, but this Dallas Morning News story is one of the first efforts we've seen to tally how deep the cuts have been. In fact, the cuts put airline seat capacity at the level they were two decades ago. Read all the way to the end to see what one analyst says the unsurprising effect will continue to be on airline customers as the economy recovers.

The incredible shrinking airline industry

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We knew airlines have been shedding flights, airplanes and jobs for the last two years, but this Dallas Morning News story is one of the first efforts we've seen to tally how deep the cuts have been. In fact, the cuts put airline seat capacity at the level they were two decades ago. Read all the way to the end to see what one analyst says the unsurprising effect will continue to be on airline customers as the economy recovers.   

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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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