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Aaron Karp

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Senior Editor — Air Transport World

Air Transport World (atwonline.com) senior editor, Muhlenberg College alumnus & basketball fan.

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United Airlines plans to grow capacity 4%-6% YOY in 2018, 2019 & 2020. 'What we’re doing is catching up' to American & Delta, president Scott Kirby said:  http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/united-plans-aggressive-domestic-capacity-growth-2018-2020 
United president Scott Kirby: Past United management ‘alienated’ employees by pulling capacity out of small markets like Rochester, Minnesota. Employees knew strategy was wrong.
United president Scott Kirby: 'When we shrink, our competitors grow faster and that matters to us…Our depth and breadth…and importantly our connectivity at our hubs is below our competitors…This is the biggest thing we’re going to change.'
United president Scott Kirby: 'Very high' correlation between connectivity levels at a hub and the hub's profitability. 'Driving higher connectivity at a hub is just math.'
United president Scott Kirby: 'In short, we don’t utilize our assets as well as our competitors, but we have the same costs.' This structural problem is 'eminently fixable.'
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