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Why United Airlines’ huge bet on Newark airport is not paying off

  • How did United attempt to distinguish itself from its competitors?

  • How does United’s strategy of investing heavily in Newark expose it to more competition from other carriers?

  • Based on what you’ve learned from this article, how would you characterize the structure and competitiveness of the airline market? What other information would you want to know?

Ariel Slonim at MRU Econinbox

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