Past Issues

Issue No. 825

Will Delta Bring Out the Bears?

Alaska, American and Southwest all reported profits in the June quarter, albeit with the beneficent help of Uncle Sam, with the steady return of U.S. travelers giving them — and United — optimism for the recovery this fall. In fact,...

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Issue No. 824

Delta Kicks Off June Quarter Results

We kick off June quarter earnings with Delta Air Lines, who had a rosy outlook for the recovery — at least in the U.S. The carrier turned a profit in June, and expects the black ink to continue to flow...

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Issue No. 823

Canada’s Airlines Awaken

At long last, Canada has begun to relax some Covid-19 restrictions on domestic and international travel. For much of this year, the country had had among the strictest rules, requiring travelers to provide test results and quarantine in government-approved hotels...

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Issue No. 822

Colombian Airlines Plot Post-Pandemic Course

Colombia is in the grips of a terrible new wave of Covid-19, with the number of cases higher than it was a year ago. But that's not stopping the government from encouraging airlines to add more international routes. A host...

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Issue No. 821

Kelly Hands Over LUV’s Reins

It’s the end of Southwest’s Kelly era, as CEO Gary Kelly gets set to pass the torch to Robert Jordan, the carrier’s current executive vice president of corporate services. Kelly, of course, took the mantle shortly after Southwest’s legendary founder,...

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Issue No. 820

Cargo Proves Its Lasting Value

Airlines rediscovered freight during the pandemic. Well, that's not strictly true: Cargo always has been an important revenue stream. But with the surge in e-commerce during the pandemic, maritime shipping's bottlenecks, and factories rushing to restock, one of the least...

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Issue No. 819

Is Europe (Finally) on the Verge of Recovery?

Last summer, European airlines raced to restore capacity as the first wave of Covid-19 ebbed and Europeans flocked to beaches. Since then, the continent has struggled with a resurgent virus, the inevitable lockdowns and travel restrictions, and a slow vaccine...

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Issue No. 818

Could the Pandemic End Air Transport Liberalization?

Brian Pearce has been IATA's chief economist since 2004, and in that time he's seen his share of exogenous shocks to the industry: SARS, MERS, the global financial crisis, the historic spike in oil prices, and now Covid-19. The industry...

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Issue No. 817

A Summer of Opportunity

Memorial Day on May 31 symbolically kicked off summer in the U.S., when the entire country fires up their grills and gets ready to relax. And this Memorial Day looks a lot different than last year, when a devastating second...

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Issue No. 816

David Neeleman’s Fifth Act

It's a new Breeze blowing into the U.S. market. (We couldn't resist the bad joke.) But in all seriousness, Breeze founder David Neeleman tells us this week why he's launching his fifth airline and how he thinks it will serve...

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Issue No. 815

American’s Evolving Network

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated Americans can stop using masks in most outdoor and indoor settings, guidance President Joseph Biden lauded as a milestone toward the end of the pandemic. But travelers already...

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Issue No. 814

European Airlines’ Uncertain Summer

After the first week of U.S. airline industry earnings calls last month, one thing became clear: U.S. airline CEOs expect leisure demand to go through the roof as people cooped up from more than a year of lockdowns flock to...

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