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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. 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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