LCCs Expand in the Gulf
Air Arabia did not even serve Abu Dhbai, home of Etihad Airways, before the pandemic hit. Today, the budget airline is the second largest at the United Arab Emirates hub, and a symbol of the shift underway at some of...
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…Read The Issue
They said it again: Demand remains exceedingly strong. Nearly all U.S. airlines presented to investors last week, sounding universally bullish about the upcoming spring and summer peaks. They talked about elevated yields. They talked about constricted supply. They talked about...Read More
The U.S. Justice Department has removed any doubt about its feelings toward the JetBlue-Spirit merger. It doesn't like the idea and is suing to stop it. That's hardly the end of the story though. JetBlue plans to mount a vigorous...Read More
Lufthansa’s fourth quarter results are in and — once again — IAG’s were better and Air France-KLM’s were worse. Will the Lufthansa Group forever be stuck in the middle? For any chance of surpassing IAG, it will surely need to...Read More