Column: How boneyards are helping the airline industry

As airlines move aggressively to reduce their fleets -- some 30 jets a month are being parked in desert boneyards -- pricing power will eventually return to the industry, analysts predict. Douglas Runte of Piper Jaffrey sees "potential benefits for the industry" from all the planes being mothballed. "Planes that are leaving the U.S. fleet for the most part are leaving forever, and that will lead to higher fares," he says. "Airlines are going to have some pricing power."

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