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Issue No. 804

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, and Six if by Air

Paul Revere's midnight ride warned the residents of Boston that the British were coming. Now, it looks like the Americans are returning the favor, with United becoming the sixth airline to enter, or planning to enter, the market. Why this…

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Weekly Skies

International Airlines Group (IAG) sees European authorities signing off on its renegotiated deal to acquire Air Europa later this year, as the conglomerate positions the acquisition as necessary to create a competitive alternative to other large European hubs.
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Routes and Networks

It's more "snow and sun" for Southwest Airlines this year. The Dallas-based discounter will add Bozeman, Mont., and Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Fla., to its map this May, its 13th and 14th new dots since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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Fleet

The likelihood of very large passenger aircraft returning to prominence in airline fleets is low, as airlines retire their remaining Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s, Air Lease Corp. said in its fourth quarter and full-year 2020 earnings call. Freighter conversions…
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Cargo and Maxes
Edward Russell

Much of the world is trapped at home and shopping online. Who's transporting all those goods? Airlines, and cargo. has been the one silver lining in the airline's terrible pandemic year. But it's not a savior; airlines still are losing money....

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Issue No. 804

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, and Six if by Air

Paul Revere's midnight ride warned the residents of Boston that the British were coming. Now, it looks like the Americans are returning the favor, with United becoming the sixth airline to enter, or planning to enter, the market. Why this…

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Issue No. 803

A Tale of Two Airlines

Mexico was in the news last week, after a minor political scandal over a U.S. senator's ill-timed vacation. But it was in the news for us for a different reason: Aeromexico and Volaris both reported their earnings, and the two…

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Issue No. 802

Wall Street Hopes There's No Country Like Sun Country

The last U.S. mainline carrier to go public was Virgin America in 2014, which, it is safe to say, was a different era. The airline industry then was riding high and would soon start posting record profits. We all know…

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Issue No. 801

A Record for 'All the Wrong Reasons'

So here we are, financial results from the six largest U.S. airlines in hand. Those airlines lost a total of $43.8 billion last year. Or, put another way, that's just a few billion less than the amount the industry lost,…

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