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Mark Kiefer is a noted expert in the economics of the aviation industry, having been quoted on aviation issues in The New York TimesUSA TodayAviation WeekBusiness Week, and on PBS’s Nightly Business Report, National Public Radio, and Fox Business Network.  Mark's press clippings include the following:

Associated Press, “Thanksgiving travel: Busier airports, fuller planes, higher fares, group says,” November 8, 2012

Memphis Commercial Appeal, "Delta to cut another 25 flights at Memphis International Airport," June 22, 2012, "FAA predicts airline traffic to double by 2032," March 8, 2012

Associated Press, "Airlines begin cancelling flights in earnest," August 26, 2011, "DOT restarts the clock on tarmac delays," August 23, 2011, "Still no fines after a year of tarmac delay rule," June 7, 2011, "When lateness matters as much as the fare," February 18, 2011

Fox Business Network, “Antitrust Investigation,” (live interview on United-Continental Merger), May 3, 2010


The New York Times, “Fee Weary Air Travelers Get a Break – For Now,” April 18, 2010


USA Today, “Air Travelers to See Tougher Security This Spring,” March 22, 2010


Fox Business Network, “Turbulence Ahead?” (live interview on outlook for the US airlines), January 26, 2010


Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Shop moving quickly to repaint 350 Northwest planes in Delta white,” January 24, 2010

The New York Times, “Asia the prize, not JAL, in Delta-American fight,“ January 20, 2010
New York Times, “American, partners offer $1.1B to Japan Airlines; Delta says $1B offer to JAL,”  December 3, 2009
The New York Times, “AirTran Airways putting ads on bottom of seatback tray tables, giving passengers an eyeful,” November 17, 2009
The New York Times, “AP Source: Delta Considers Ties to Japan Airlines,” September 11, 2009
The New York Times, Surviving the Dreaded Tarmac Delay,” August 26, 2009
The New York Times ,”Still Traveling for Business, but Carefully,” July 12, 2009
The New York Times, “Tips for a hassle-free travel experience,” June 17, 2009

USA Today, “Lt. Gov Cagle to DOT: Sell Airplane,” March 31, 2009

Dallas Morning News, “Southwest's grown into a big boy now,” February 22, 2009

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Memphis-based Pinnacle at apex for on-time arrivals,“ November 9, 2008

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Delta's mega-merger with Northwest isn't likely to be a rush job,” November 2, 2008

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Fuel prices batter Northwest Airlines - Airline loses $377 million in second quarter,” July 24, 2008

National Public Radio: Marketplace, “Southwest raises fares, others follow, “ September 4, 2007 

Aviation Week & Space Technology, “Cargo fleet evolves under demand of world trade,” May 7, 2007

National Public Radio: Marketplace, “NWA's attendants agree to work for less,” April 26, 2007

National Public Radio: Marketplace, “Pilots looking for payback,” January 30, 2007

PBS: Nightly Business Report, “Can a US Airways/Delta merger really take flight?,” November 15, 2006

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Striking mechanics, Northwest reach deal,” October 10, 2006

Reuters News, “Experts say new requirements could hurt US pensions,” August 6, 2006

Reuters News, “US airlines can find capital for right deal,” June 11, 2006

Memphis Commercial Appeal, "Loss, strike threat hit NWA Experts: Pilot walkout amid $1.3 billion slap could be fatal,"  March 1, 2006

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Northwest gets OK to freeze pilot pensions,” February 1, 2006

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “NWA seeks more time to plan Asks 6-month extension on bid to get out of bankruptcy,” January 4, 2006

National Public Radio: Marketplace, “Air France KLM thrives after merger,” November 23, 2005

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “FedEx and pilots go into mediation Negotiations over health care costs and job security have not been fruitful,” November 13, 2005

Reuters News, “Delta, Northwest want help, but pensions vulnerable,” October 27, 2005

National Public Radio: Marketplace, “Beating gas prices,” October 20, 2005

The Florida Times-Union, “Your own Private jet,” October 17, 2005

Dow Jones International News, “AMR could see pension-funding break in US Senate bill,” October 4, 2005

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, “Fuel costs hit airlines' bottom lines,” October 4, 2005

Aviation Daily, “Airline future not as bleak as forecast, analysts say,” September 29, 2005

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Analysts: Airline industry must change drastically,” September 29, 2005

AFX Asia, “Tough times get tougher for airlines,” September 29, 2005

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “Northwest, mechanics to resume talks,” September 8, 2005

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “NWA keeps room to cut 400 flights,” August 24, 2005

Memphis Commercial Appeal, “All 'normal,' NWA says Others cite delays as week opens,”  August 23, 2005

Minnesota Public Radio: Marketplace Morning Report, “More airlines to cut out pension  plans and switch to 401(k)s,” May 26, 2005

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