Tag Archives: Airline industry

Will the United CEO Resignation Have Unintended Consequences for the Airline Antitrust Case?

Professor Randall Eliason has written an excellent blog post on the resignation of Jeff Smisek, the CEO of United Airlines, and two other executives. The media reports have focused on Mr. Smisek’s possible role in the Bridgegate scandal. As background, … Continue reading

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Seven Years in Prison for $520,000: Airline Executive Sentenced for Accepting Kickbacks

Ryan International Airlines has had a couple of rough years. The company had once found success flying mail for the U.S. Postal Service and providing military transport for personnel and cargo. But as military spending declined, Ryan found its revenues … Continue reading

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