How COVID-19 will shake up the commercial landscape for U.S. airlines

Posted by Kunal Shah on Fri, May 22, 2020

This article originally was published on Forbes.com. 

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As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, network implications for U.S. airlines from COVID-19 will be severe and long-lasting, reshaping the landscape as we know it. Here’s how other critical commercial areas will be impacted, and how airlines can win back customers in the wake of the crisis:


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What companies can learn from my son's school's response to COVID-19

Posted by Kunal Shah on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

This article originally was published on Forbes.com.

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Clear, decisive and continuously improving: You’re probably thinking that I’m describing a well-known company, but I’m actually describing my son’s preschool, specifically its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. What was it about how the school responded that was so impressive? And what can companies learn from this? Here are three key components of their success:


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How Coronavirus Will Reshape U.S. Airlines: Network Implications

Posted by Kunal Shah on Mon, Apr 06, 2020

This article originally was published on Forbes.com.

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It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the airline industry right now. Unprecedented capacity cuts, employee furloughs, cash constraints and government bailouts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are dominating the news. And rightly so – the staggering and sudden impact is unfathomable, and the situation continues to evolve every day. The cruel irony that the industry was recording all-time profits just weeks ago makes it even harder to digest.


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Where Does the Indian Airline Industry Go from Here?

Posted by Kunal Shah on Thu, Feb 27, 2020

This article originally was published on Forbes.com.

Over the past five years, India’s aviation industry has grown fast: in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicted that India would be the world’s third largest aviation market by 2024, and grow from 158 million passengers in 2017 to 572 million by 2037. However, after four years of double-digit demand growth, in 2019, air traffic in India rose 5.1%, down from 18.9% growth in 2018, according to IATA. While part of the decline can be attributed to the broader economic slowdown in India, industry-specific challenges are not helping.


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On-Demand Helicopter Services Are Ready to Take Off

Posted by Kunal Shah on Mon, Oct 21, 2019

This article originally was published on Forbes.com.

Hate sitting in traffic to and from the airport? Just order your own helicopter! On-demand helicopter services such as Voom, Uber Copter and Blade offer flights in some U.S. cities for the relatively affordable cost of about $200-$300, booked via an app or online.


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