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Issue No. 788

Virus-Era Volaris

For United CEO Scott Kirby, channeling Winston Churchill, it’s 1942. The war underway is still a long way from over. Battles still are being lost. But positive momentum is building. And a vision for post-war revival is starting to take…

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Weekly Skies

There’s no pretending that Delta’s third quarter was anything but cataclysmic. From July to September, typically the best quarter of the year for U.S. airlines, Delta spilled $5.4b in red ink. All right, so this was only $2.1b when stripping…

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As China’s domestic airline industry recovers, the LCC Spring Airlines is not just restoring capacity. It’s growing capacity. A lot. As Shanghai Daily reveals, Spring is now one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, with ASK capacity this month up…

Fleet

Allegiant, speaking last week at the Boyd Group's International Aviation Forecast Summit in Cincinnati, is seeing more strength in demand recently, Bloomberg reported. The LCC, which has barely cut any capacity throughout the pandemic, is also getting inundated with calls…

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What Next for the MAX?
Madhu Unnikrishnan

Boeing's grounded 737 MAX has been in the news a bunch recently, with European regulators and some airlines predicting it will be back in the air by year's end. What regulatory steps remain before the FAA approves it for flight,...

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Issue No. 788

Virus-Era Volaris

For United CEO Scott Kirby, channeling Winston Churchill, it’s 1942. The war underway is still a long way from over. Battles still are being lost. But positive momentum is building. And a vision for post-war revival is starting to take…

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Issue No. 787

European Recovery Derailed

Buckle up, everyone. It’s time for third-quarter earnings season, starting with Delta on Tuesday. The dominant theme across the industry, of course, will be the Covid crisis, and its ongoing decimation of travel demand. Seven months into the crisis —…

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Issue No. 786

Will Spirit Recover Faster Than its Rivals?

The fourth quarter is now underway, with the Covid crisis showing few signs of easing. There is, to be sure, some positive momentum in a few domestic markets. Russia is leading the way with y/y demand growth. China’s not quite…

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Issue No. 785

How to Fix Singapore Airlines

The fateful day of October 1 is fast approaching. It’s the day that U.S. airlines will lose federal money for wages, unless Congress acts to extend payroll support. With time running out, airlines and their unions are lobbying hard for…

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