Southwest’s Secret Weapon
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 otherwise strong quarter. Also, Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss what’s next for JetBlue and Spirit now that they’ve agreed to merge.
About AWS Travel and Hospitality
Companies around the world, across every segment of the travel and hospitality industry – and of every size – run on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This includes industry leaders like Airbnb, Avis Budget Group, Best Western, Booking.com, Choice Hotels, Delta Airlines, DoorDash, Dunkin’ Brands, Expedia Group, The Hertz Corporation Korean Air, McDonald’s, MSC Cruises, Ryanair, SiteMinder, Sysco, Toast, United Airlines and Wyndham Hotels. These companies and many others are transforming their business by leveraging technology to enhance customer experiences and increase operational efficiency. For more information about AWS Travel and Hospitality, please visit aws.com/travel.