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Issue No. 873

Inside the JetBlue-Spirit Union

With many airlines having now reported their second quarter results, some clear trends are emerging. Most importantly, travel is back in a big way in all but a few markets, like China. On the other hand, high fuel prices are…

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Weekly Skies

Pandemic? What pandemic? Southwest Airlines managed a fantastic result last quarter, highlighted by a 17 percent operating margin. That topped even its 16 percent operating margin in the second quarter of 2019. Its secret weapon? Enormously favorable fuel hedges, which…
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Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has converted four of its six remaining firm orders for Airbus' A350 to the largest -1000 variant. Ethiopian CEO Mesfin Tasew said that the added capacity would allow it to satisfy "the increasing demand of customers." The carrier…
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Jet Green

The Lufthansa Group is negotiating a big new sustainable aviation fuel deal with Shell. Under the memorandum of understanding unveiled last week, the group could take up to 594 million gallons (1.8 million metric tonnes) of SAF from Shell over…
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Southwest's Secret Weapon
Edward Russell

Southwest Airlines had a secret weapon in the second quarter: Its fuel hedges. That helped propel it to an impressive 17 percent operating margin. High oil prices pulled down the results of most other U.S. airlines during what was an...

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Issue No. 873

Inside the JetBlue-Spirit Union

With many airlines having now reported their second quarter results, some clear trends are emerging. Most importantly, travel is back in a big way in all but a few markets, like China. On the other hand, high fuel prices are…

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Issue No. 872

Airshow Shopping

There’s life in the airline industry again. For the first time since the onset of Covid, the aviation world gathered near London for the Farnborough Air Show. Delta grabbed the spotlight with a blockbuster order for Boeing’s 737-10, not to…

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Issue No. 871

Back To Black

Second quarter earnings season is underway, ushered in with solid performance from Delta. The Atlanta-based giant earned a double-digit operating margin for the spring quarter, a welcome lift from its loss-splattered results during two years of pandemic misery. Delta is…

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Issue No. 870

Indian Disruptor

As expected, America’s skies were busy this Independence Day holiday. And they would have been busier still were it not for high ticket prices, elevated by high fuel prices, and constrained capacity. Also, as expected, traveler patience was a must,…

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