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John Pullen John is an aviation enthusiast passionate about the airline industry and the marketing and financial strategies that allow airlines to rise and fall. With a strong background in the history of the industry as well as extensive knowledge regarding current industry events, his insights allow him to publish meaningful and insightful articles about the airline industry.
Denver, CO
INFORMATIONAL Jan 20, 2022 David Neeleman and the Rise of JetBlue Airways JetBlue Airways has become a strong competitor in the airline industry ever since it launched operations in early 2000. Despite its success, JetBlue and its founder David Neeleman faced many challenges in the time leading up to the carrier’s launch. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 19, 2022 The Rise and Fall of People Express After the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, a multitude of new startups flooded the U.S. aviation market. Among these was People Express, an innovative, low-cost carrier that experienced a rapid rise and an equally quick demise after facing off with America’s aviation giants. Read More →
ROUTES Jan 09, 2022 Virgin Atlantic Adds Austin To Network Virgin Atlantic has announced their plans to begin flights to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in the Spring of 2022. Using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the route will be flown four days per week and will compete directly with British Airways. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jan 08, 2022 The Rise and Fall of United Shuttle In the early 1990s, United Airlines’ domination of Californian markets was threatened by the entrance of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. In response, United established their own low-cost “airline within an airline”, eventually named United Shuttle, in an attempt to defend their west coast turf. Read More →
NEWS Jan 03, 2022 Winter Storm Prompts Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Flight Cancellations With a Winter Storm Frida approaching the northeast, Southwest has proactively canceled more than 100 flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. These cancellations are reflective of the vulnerabilities airline networks face during inclement weather and the ongoing pandemic. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 31, 2021 Alaska and Delta Battle for Success in Seattle In the past, Alaska Airlines dominated their hometown city of Seattle and remained largely unchallenged by other carriers. However, in need of an Asian gateway hub, in the past years, Delta has begun growing in the Emerald City, marking the beginning of a series of aggressive, competitive decisions that sparked the battle for Seattle. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Dec 26, 2021 The Wright Amendment: Wrong For Southwest With the Airline Deregulation Act being signed into law in 1978, many feared that Southwest’s new growth opportunities at Dallas Love Field Airport threatened the newly built Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s dominance. The Wright Amendment, designed to restrict Love Field and Southwest’s growth, sparked an intense, decades-long debate that mixed business, government, and citizens around the cause to “Set Love Free”. Read More →
NEWS Dec 23, 2021 United and Delta Cancel Over 200 Christmas Eve Flights United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have canceled over 200 flights on Christmas Eve. A combination of staff shortages and high demand has led to these operational disruptions. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 19, 2021 Spirit Airlines Looks to Challenge Frontier in Philadelphia In a recent announcement, ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines revealed their plans to add seven nonstop routes from Philadelphia. With this competitive shakeup, the carrier looks to grow in the northeast while retaliating against rival Frontier Airlines. Read More →
ROUTES Dec 14, 2021 Lufthansa To Add Service Between St. Louis and Germany Sources have claimed european giant Lufthansa plans to serve Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Mo. With strong hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and a wide variety of widebody aircraft capable of making the transatlantic journey, the carrier has many options if they decide to implement these routes. Read More →