Lufthansa is facing competition from Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet, Air Berlin, Vueling, Turkish Airlines, Emirates and probably your brother. Competition is not a new thing, but the severity is growing. Meanwhile, Air New Zealand resides in a small country in a location that’s not exactly the stuff of dreams to a network planner.
But still it makes plenty of profits. How does it do so well? American Airlines is migrating US Airways onto AA’s reservation system—no small feat. Plus we talk about capacity increases by WestJet and Air Canada in Calgary, and Spirit and Frontier in Atlanta, and capacity decreases in Brazil by LATAM and Gol. And of course, we discuss the Jennifer Aniston ad.