Issue No. 769

America’s Airlines Start to Recover… A Little Bit

By its own lofty standards, 2019 was not a good year for Ryanair. Needless to say, 2020 will be worse. But with an important caveat: This year’s distress contains unmistakable seeds of opportunity.

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Weekly Skies

Long before anyone heard of Covid-19, Ryanair was facing uncharacteristically severe earnings pressure. To be clear, its 13% operating margin last year was nothing to be embarrassed about. But far from repeating its 2018 distinction as world’s most profitable airline,…

Media

Gonzalo Pérez Corral, general manager of JetSmart Argentina, spoke to Clarín about some of the airline’s local frustrations. One is the Argentine airport company’s plan to close El Palomar airport, a low-cost facility near Buenos Aires. Another is the regulatory…

Fleet

Air Lease Corp.’s John Pleuger told CNBC that he does see some industry green shoots, especially in Asia. In China and Korea specifically, domestic load factors are now between 60% and 65%, he said. He compares the airline industry to…

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To Mask or Not Mask?
Jason Clampet

Brett Snyder, better known as The Cranky Flier, emphatically says passengers need to wear masks or facial coverings onboard aircraft. It’s not a question, Snyder says in this episode of Mondays With Skift Airline Weekly. Airlines dug themselves into a public-relations hole...

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Issue No. 769

America’s Airlines Start to Recover… A Little Bit

By its own lofty standards, 2019 was not a good year for Ryanair. Needless to say, 2020 will be worse. But with an important caveat: This year’s distress contains unmistakable seeds of opportunity.

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Issue No. 768

Covid's Paradox: The Losers are the Winners

Airlines are just going to have to learn to live with the virus. Might there be a miracle vaccine before 2020 ends? Or a miracle cure? Not impossible. But also not the likeliest scenario. Some say the plague could linger…

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Issue No. 767

Start Your Engines

It’s going to be a smaller airline industry. That much seems sure, for at least the next few years as carriers adjust to a world with less travel. Fewer planes. Fewer routes. Fewer airline workers. It’s not a pretty picture.

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Issue No. 766

Flight Path Unknown

The carnage is now plain to see. Some of the largest airlines from the U.S., China, Japan, and Europe showed just how much money the wicked coronavirus is bleeding from their coffers. A few like Southwest and Japan Airlines escaped…

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