Competition Pushing Airfares Down

At the beginning of the year, this publication laid out reasons why airfares may not follow dropping fuel costs. Nine months on, it's clear they have, but it's not all because of oil prices.

Demand growth this year isn't as robust as expected, dragged down by sharply reduced volumes from the energy sector. There's been some pick-up in overall capacity led by increases at Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit Airlines. More seats to sell can mean . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor's degree in communications from Cornell University.