Aviado Partners contributes to New York Times article "Lufthansa Chief Carsten Spohr Defends Airline’s No-Frills Push"
8 December 2014, Eschborn, Germany
Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH, a leading international transport-sector consulting firm and a regular contributor to the New York Times comments on the challenges facing full service airlines in Europe.
The article titled "Lufthansa Chief Carsten Spohr Defends Airline’s No-Frills Push" reviews the Lufthansa Group strategy to compete with no frills carriers with its own no-frills strategy under various 'wings' brands.
Aviado Partners' Managing Partner Shakeel Adam is quoted in this feature article discussing the importance for full service carriers to focusing on business and first-class passengers who are less sensitive to ticket prices. “There are too many airline executives fearing the threat of the low-cost carriers,” Mr. Adam said. “The fact is there are different market segments that want different kinds of products and services. When a Walmart opens up next to Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks doesn’t go out of business.”
About Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH
Aviado-Partners Consulting GmbH is a specialist management consulting firm providing objective, independent and evidence-based analysis, advice and implementation support to airlines, airports, rail operators, hotels and other transportation related companies around the world. The firm advises management, boards, investors, governments, leasing companies and other stakeholders across all the key commercial and strategy issues. Aviado Partners' team members and associates have worked with leading international full service and low cost airlines, global consulting firms, financial institutions and manufacturers both as members of senior management as well as an airline consultant. The Partners and Associates have led or had significant involvement in numerous merger, acquisition, restructuring, start-up, aircraft selection and performance improvement assignments in Asia, the United States, Canada, South America, Russia & the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.
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