US Airline Industry Consolidation - AirInsight
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April 26, 2018 - AirInsight - by Addison Schonland.
In the US we have seen that airline consolidation has generated a much more robust and profitable industry – which is great for employees, stockholders, and management. But less good has come the way of the paying traveler.
The first thing travelers are likely to be thinking about is airfares. However, the average US domestic airfare decreased to $344 in the third quarter of 2016, down 8.8% from $377 in the third quarter of 2015, adjusted for inflation as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Helped, of course, by lower oil prices during that time.
So we are paying less in real terms. Based on the data we have, it seems the...
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