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Issue No. 771

The Crane's Pain

The devastated airline industry continues its comeback, in some respects faster than expected. American, for one, is adding back flights at a rather bullish pace, chasing the small bursts of leisure and family-visit demand now crawling out of its cave.…

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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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