Afternoon news implosion

So this is ominous via the Atlanta Journal Constitution today: Delta Cutting Staff.

If you do not read the tea leaves they don’t leave it to the imagination with this quote

“Meanwhile, Delta said it plans to further cut back international flights, just a day after celebrating the opening of Atlanta’s new international terminal . . . → Read More: Afternoon news implosion

USAirways and the 'so what' question

What is really fascinating is that a potential new major reorganization at USAirways just barely makes it into the news cycle here any longer.  Maybe that makes sense given the number of flights left here, but I bet there would be ramifications no matter. It is also a real change from the past when, as with US . . . → Read More: USAirways and the ’so what’ question

Regulated cost of capital for airports

Many elements of infrastructure have natural monopoly characteristics. Under these conditions, if the owner of the infrastructure is profit-maximising, he is likely to impose high user charges and extract a monopoly rent. As a consequence, in many infrastructure services in most countries, independent regulators are established which control the user charge.

The critical building . . . → Read More: Regulated cost of capital for airports

Daily Ranking - Underused Airports

The Infrastructurist has a list of the most underutilized airports in the world.

Yup.

Though I have to say the ‘reason’ they give is pretty misleading.  No mention at all of a few bankruptcies for USAirways and a terminal built to spec for a hub operation they abandoned.