Would Uber be so intriguing if we thought of it as the next American Airlines?
The Agile Manager
MAY 31, 2015
The fleet owners - firms like International Lease Finance - are asset-heavy companies that buy and insure aircraft from manufacturers (Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus) and lease them to airlines who operate them to deliver people and parcels. They will develop complex pricing structures, just as airlines have done to charge premiums for better seats and extra bags. Suppose for a minute that self-driving cars become commercially available.