Less expensive fuel helps keep costs down
August 30, 2010, 03:10 am
With the economy still slowly recovering, many people find that they simply cannot afford to fly anymore. In other cases, some companies feel that airplane tickets are too expensive and are opting not to send staff to other offices to complete business.
In an attempt to remain competitive, many airlines have resorted to creative ways to reduce their expenses. Some airlines have begun to charge for everything from extra foot room to suitcases, for example.
Another way some in the airline industry have managed to stay out of the red is by using less expensive fuel. CSI Fuel and Ground Services asserts they've been able to save some businesses $100,000 a year.
"There are companies that rely on aircraft for their day-to-day operations, and cutting back on their fleet is not an option," said CSI Fuel and Ground Services manager of operations Mark Ramthun. "Because we've been in the business for so many years, we have the advantage of buying fuel all around the world for discounted rates."
All the little changes from using different fuel to applying new charges for services have helped the airline industry preserve the jobs of many pilots and other aviation industry professionals.
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