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Issue No. 794

Leased Lightning

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, close to 1.1m Americans took to the skies. And in one respect, that marked a sign of progress for the U.S. airline industry: It was its busiest day since mid-March. But in…

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Weekly Skies

AirAsia’s core airline business, setting aside the firm’s growing portfolio of non-airline digital businesses, reported a negative 165% operating margin for the third quarter, excluding a host of one-off charges associated with hedges, depreciation, and so on. Note that Q3…
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Media

Singapore Airlines has a big decision to make. As India’s Economic Times reports, the airline is talking to its Indian joint venture partner Tata about making a joint bid for state-owned Air India. Does it really want to spend scarce…
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Fleet

Alaska Airlines cemented its commitment to Boeing aircraft by selling 10 of its A320s. The buyer was Air Lease Corp. (see Feature interview below), which will also lease 13 B737 MAX 9s to Alaska. These MAXs will start joining the…
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Podcast

It's Not Just Airlines
Madhu Unnikrishnan

The airline industry is just one part of the larger travel ecosystem, and no one sector has been immune to the effects of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Skift Hospitality Reporter Cameron Sperance joins us for a state-of-play on the hospitality and...

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Issue No. 794

Leased Lightning

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving, close to 1.1m Americans took to the skies. And in one respect, that marked a sign of progress for the U.S. airline industry: It was its busiest day since mid-March. But in…

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Special Video Edition: Skift Aviation Forum Complete Sessions and Recap

Skift hosted its first Skift Aviation Forum as an online conference on November 19. Airline Weekly annual subscribers could access the event as part of their subscription. We've compiled all the sessions from the event and present them here in…

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Issue No. 793

Seoul Survivor

A major merger between Korean Air and its weaker rival Asiana signals — perhaps — a new wave of airline industry consolidation. If so, the international landscape could see an easing of competitive pressures akin to what happened after a…

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Issue No. 792

Too Many Fish in the Sea

In another unwelcome first for the airline industry, Emirates — the mighty airline of Dubai — suffered a half-year loss. Mercifully, it’s a pretty big cargo player, at a time when cargo is a major distinguishing factor between carriers with…

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