August 2018

Nonstop to China=slow boat to profit

U.S. airlines that once thought of nonstop routes to China would be a bonanza are finding that between higher fuel costs and ramped-up competition from Chinese carriers some routes have become "colossal loss makers." That assessment came from American Airlines vice president Vasu Raja as he discussed American's pullback from some of its hard-won China routes, especially from Chicago (see earlier TG News ), where it is in tight competition not only with Chinese carriers but with United, the...

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