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Issue No. 763

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Aside from a few stragglers like Hainan Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and El Al, fourth-quarter earnings season is now finished. Those were simpler times, featuring familiar names near the top of industry profit rankings: Delta, IAG, Copa, etc. Brazilian airlines, interestingly,…

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Issue No. 846

Airlines’ Long Covid

Airlines around the world are looking past the pandemic to a future in which Covid-19 may be endemic. But just as with some people who contract the disease, the effects of Covid may last longer than the initial shock. One...

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Issue No. 845

Allegiant Bets on Boeing

In the first week of the new year, Allegiant decided to make some news. The long-time Airbus operator ordered 50 Boeing 737 Max-family aircraft, with options for 50 more. Allegiant downplayed the news by saying it has operated a mixed...

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Issue No. 844

A Year of Inflection Points

If there's one phrase that airline executives have repeated this year, it's "inflection point" (followed closely by "pent-up demand"). The pandemic's inflection point would mark when Covid-19 began to recede, pent-up demand was unleashed, and the recovery really began. Remember...

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