Sean Broderick

Sean Broderick
Senior Air Transport Editor,
Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Sean Broderick's aviation career started in 1991, working for Airbus in Toulouse. His industry experience includes four years with an aviation consultancy, where he helped launch a U.S. Part 121 carrier; 12 years with the American Association of Airport Executives, where he served as editor of Airport Magazine; and 20 years in full- and part-time roles with Aviation Week writing primarily about airline business, MRO, and safety. 

Broderick and Aviation Week colleague John Croft shared the 2015 Flight Safety International Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award recognizing "significant contributions by journalists to aviation safety awareness." 

Based outside Washington, D.C., he graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Communications ('91) and earned an M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications ('13) from West Virginia University.

Delta To Add Nonstops At ONT, Boosting Airport’s Growth 
Delta Air Lines plans to launch daily nonstop flights between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and its Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) hub next April and move to double-dailies in June, further illustrating the growing California airport's resurgence as a gateway to the Los Angeles area.
New Pluna Owners Want Cash From Uruguay For Its Demise 
A Panamanian investment company has purchased the outstanding shares of former Uruguayan flag carrier Pluna Lineas Aereas Uruguayas and, through arbitration, plans to seek financial compensation for Uruguay’s alleged role in wiping the airline out, Aviation Week has learned.
Hub-flow Increase Strategy Paying Off For United 
United Airlines rode a double-digit revenue increase and declining non-fuel unit costs to deliver a third-quarter (Q3) net income of $836 million, a 29% year-over-year (YOY) improvement.
Boeing-Adient Seats Venture Targets 'Entire Market' 
Their target: grabbing a piece of a commercial-aircraft seating market projected to grow from last year's $4.5 billion to $6 billion by 2026.
Delta: Transatlantic ‘Incredibly Strong’ Despite Competition 
Delta Air Lines’ record third-quarter (Q3) revenues received a notable boost from the carrier’s transatlantic performance, with key growth metrics for the region leading the carrier’s network.
Charter-Broker Rules for Consumer Protection
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new air-charter broker regulations contain few surprises and largely integrates industry input from the 11-year rulemaking process, industry groups affected by the rule say.
Delta Unveils First A220 Routes; Four Set For All-A220 Service 
Delta Air Lines will debut its Airbus A220-100s on flights to Boston Logan International (BOS) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) out of its New York LaGuardia (LGA) hub starting Jan. 31 and steadily roll the newest narrowbodies out on other U.S. domestic large-hub-to-large-hub routes throughout the summer.
Canadian Startup Jetlines’ A320 Deliveries Set For Q2 2019 
Canadian ultra-LCC Jetlines said delivery of its first two aircraft is on schedule for “early” second quarter 2019 following its second set of advance lease payments to lessor AerCap.
Delta Reaping Benefits Of Cost Control, Premium Sales 
Delta Air Lines' push to control costs and generate revenues through its growing inventory of premium products is helping the carrier offset rising fuel expenses, and executives believe the airline is on track to mitigate all of 2019's expected fuel-cost increase.
JetBlue Eyes Growth At JFK, Boston And Fort Lauderdale 
JetBlue's newly announced additions to its Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) schedules represent the next steps in its strategy of increasing margins by fortifying already-strong networks in its three focus cities.
WestJet To Serve Europe With Its First Three 787 Routes 
WestJet will base its initial Boeing 787s at its Calgary, Alberta, hub and launch nonstop services next year to three European cities in its network, bringing two new routes to Calgary International Airport (YYC) in the process, the airline confirmed Oct. 10.
American: Stronger U.S. Yields Boost Per-Passenger Returns 
Strengthening domestic yields will help American Airlines deliver third-quarter (Q3) per-passenger revenue performance close to the top of its predicted range, the carrier said in an Oct. 9 investor update.
United’s Denver Shifts Target Business Traffic And Hub Flow 
United Airlines will adjust its flight banks at Denver International Airport (DEN) early next year, creating a larger first bank that targets business travelers.
Southwest: Capacity Still Growing Faster Than Passenger Traffic 
September marked the sixth straight month that Southwest Airlines saw capacity growth outpace revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), suggesting the supposed short-term challenges that dragged down mid-year performance may be lingering, even as its revenue outlook remains solid.
Swoop To Add Its First Mexico Destinations In January 
Canadian ULCC Swoop will add service to its first Mexican destinations early next year, announcing service to Cancun, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta.
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