New: Track the Airline Industry's Recovery

Airline Weekly subscribers now get access to Skift Research’s propriety Travel Health Index.

Learn More

Latest Issue

Issue No. 895

United Confronts New Realities

Polite. Complimentary. Respectful. Nobody would use these adjectives to describe Scott Kirby’s attitude toward low-cost airlines. The United Airlines chief showed up for the company’s fourth quarter earnings call with a baseball bat, swinging at rivals for sins ranging from…

Read The Issue

Stories From The Latest Issue

Weekly Skies

“This is the biggest growth opportunity I have seen for the last 20 years,” Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said last week. The airline surpassed 2019 traffic levels in 2022 and predicts robust growth this year as it rapidly pulls out…
Expand Section

New: Track the Airline Industry's Recovery

Airline Weekly subscribers now get access to Skift Research’s propriety Travel Health Index.

Learn More

Podcast

United Comes Out Swinging
Rashaad Jorden

Was that a hint of an Irish accent when United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby took down the U.S. industry for being unprepared for the post-Covid operating reality? Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss. Plus, the U.S-China air service recovery is...

Past Issues

Issue No. 895

United Confronts New Realities

Polite. Complimentary. Respectful. Nobody would use these adjectives to describe Scott Kirby’s attitude toward low-cost airlines. The United Airlines chief showed up for the company’s fourth quarter earnings call with a baseball bat, swinging at rivals for sins ranging from…

Read More
Issue No. 894

Air New Zealand CEO on the Kiwi Comeback

Are airlines seeing any signs that extremely strong demand is weakening? It’s something everyone’s closely watching for as carriers begin reporting their fourth quarter results. Delta kicked things off on Friday and — rest assured — its demand outlook remains…

Read More
Issue No. 893

The German Exception

Southwest has long been viewed as the gold standard for airline customer service. But not this time. For the airline and millions of its passengers, 2022 ended in misery. Dallas-based Southwest canceled nearly 17,000 flights, part of an epic operational…

Read More
Issue No. 892

Delta's Promise

As 2022 nears its end, two giants of the U.S. airline industry are glowing with optimism. United expressed its bullishness with a giant Boeing aircraft order — more 787s and 737s. Delta, for its part, showcased its confidence at a…

Read More
More issues