Bombardier believes Asian carriers’ desire to grow in the face of slot constraints at capital city airports will lead them to adopt smaller aircraft so they can fly nonstops between secondary cities and help free up slots by bypassing the capital city airports altogether. Though counterintuitive—slot constraints usually lead to add bigger rather than smaller aircraft—Torbjorn Karlsson, Bombardier commercial aircraft VP of sales for Asia Pacific, says airlines can no longer try to link ...

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