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Issue No. 753

Can SAS Pull Off its Controversial Plan?

The Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, putting a virtual halt to parts of China’s economy. Airlines there are feeling the pain, with empty seats that would otherwise be crammed full with holiday travelers. Airlines elsewhere temporarily suspended much of their…

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Issue No. 888

Frontier Confidence

Let’s describe current airline industry conditions in just four words: Demand great, supply constrained. Or perhaps you prefer: Revenues strong, costs rising. The point is, airlines around the world are filling their planes and collecting handsome fares. But they’re also...

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Issue No. 887

Turkey’s Rising Star

It’s Turkey time. Not the bird, the country. Turkish Airlines and its low-cost rival Pegasus are giving thanks for an astounding set of summertime financial and operational achievements, earning monstrously large profit margins while growing capacity by double digits from...

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Issue No. 886

Latin Mergers

Is the ultra-low-cost business model dead? Underwhelming earnings at Allegiant and Wizz Air lent firepower to the thesis, argued most prominently by United’s chief Scott Kirby. Both carriers beg to differ, blaming their summertime setbacks on operational woes and other...

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