A version of this article appears in the August 11/18 double issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The cancellation of Skymark Airlines’ Airbus A380 orders provides a timely reminder that while carriers must adapt in the face of changing business environments, they should be careful not to overreach. Facing new competitive pressures in the Japanese domestic market, Skymark had hoped the six A380s would allow it to expand into international long-haul service with a premium ...

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