All posts for the month February, 2011

Just When Things Looked Good…

By A.J. Muldoon After weathering the recession of 2008 and stagnation in 2009, 2010 seemed like a pretty good year, particularly for the airline industry. Almost all North American carriers reported profits. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its estimate of 2010 airline profits up from $8.9 billion to $15.1 billion and passengers, particularly […]

A Step Away from the Brink, for Now

By Jane Calderwood On Friday afternoon, House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) introduced a two-week continuing resolution that would fund the federal government through March 18.  The purpose of the short term resolution is to provide the House and Senate with additional time to work out an agreement on the funding levels for the rest […]

Will The Federal Government Shutdown?

By Jane Calderwood Is there a federal government shutdown coming? The answer to this question has Washington buzzing as the answer remains far from clear.  At the beginning of the week, with the House having just passed its fiscal 2011 Continuing Resolution which cut $100 billion from the President’s FY11 request,  and Senate Appropriations Chairman […]

Are Airport Credit Ratings That Important?

By Liying Gu Silly question – yes, however this question seems to be continuously debated between airports and airlines. Almost two years ago, the differing views were aired at an ACI-NA Economics and Finance Conference.  While the topic was “how airports and airlines can work together to control airport costs”, the discussion spurred a lively  […]

ACI-NA Releases 2011 Capital Needs Survey, $80.1 Billion in Essential Future Airport Projects

By Morgan Dye Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) today released the detailed results of the ACI-NA 2011 Capital Needs Survey. The comprehensive study provided information on all airport projects over the next five years, not just those that are Airport Improvement Program (AIP) eligible, as is the case with the Federal Aviation Administration’s […]

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