Signs Point To Rising U.S. Airfares

Executives at American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines are optimistic. For corporate buyers, many of whom are now in the throes of budgeting for next year, that may mean higher airfares into 2018.

Determining which way airfares will move is never easy. On top of the upward and downward pressures that observers routinely watch — supply, demand, fuel — airline executives at Alaska and United airlines offered markedly different sentiments than their peers. Demand is strong but low-cost competition depresses fares on many domestic U.S. routes, including transcons and intra-California markets. Pressure from Spirit Airlines and other . . .

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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.

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