point2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2779 posts, RR: 1 Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1619 times:
Mike Boyd, in his latest words of wisdom (or rants, as others may call them LOL) is predicting three changes in the civil aviation industry. Of course, he’s pushing his aviation forecast summit in New Orleans, buy hey, all’s fair I guess. Our world here is that he's entitled to say what he wants to say.
Among his forecasts is that the alliances will have much greater influence than individual carriers, and that the business operations model of the airlines will become more vertical, rather then horizontal, in the customer service area.
But the one that interested me most was what he called the 'Intra-Global Traffic Focus"
The first is Intra-Global Traffic Focus. It's no longer a business where independent national carriers transport passengers and goods just to and from the country where the airliners are registered. Survival will be in the ability to cross-flow traffic between entire regions. What Emirates is doing at Dubai is a nascent form of this model. It's what will lead to key airports in North America being developed into what Boyd Group International has discussed at prior Summits: Global Portals interconnecting continents.
Hmmmm? Global Portals interconnecting continents? What cities/airports could these be in the U.S. The inland hubs of ATL, ORD, DFW, DEN? The coastal hubs of JFK, LAX, MIA, SEA? Build a great big whole new airport in the middle of Kansas, or something of that nature?
Are any other places/parts of the world suited for these interconnection global portals?
Of course, he does go on to say
This is not to imply that all these evolutionary trends are avoidable or reversible. They represent the realties of the of the airline business. But they're realities that fundamentally change the tactics, strategies, and even the revenue streams of entities doing business with the airline industry.
thegreatRDU From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2311 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1500 times:
Michael Boyd is one of the most brilliant minds in aviation consulting...he's always been right on...he is like the equivalent of Yoda. He is a common-sense guy who is usually right when predicting the future.