Past Issues

Issue No. 761

Uncle Sam to the Rescue

The counterattack is underway. Governments around the world are spending trillions of dollars to cushion their economies from the wrath of Covid-19. In the U.S., the rescue mission will cost a mammoth $2t, with $50b of that allocated for airlines...

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Issue No. 760

‘State of Emergency’

It’s another week in the war against Covid-19, a once-in-a-century viral pandemic. Like everyone else on planet Earth, airlines are still in a phase of deeply uncomfortable uncertainty, especially about how long the war might last. A few weeks? A...

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Issue No. 759

The Crisis Deepens

It’s man versus virus. An all-out war. And airlines are directly in the crossfire. Events are changing fast but last week, the theatre of battle shifted from east to west, with Italy now the center of the pandemic, and China...

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Issue No. 758

The Corona Crunch

It’s not just a problem for Chinese airlines anymore. Or just airlines in Asia. The Covid-19 virus outbreak is now obliterating demand for travel across the entire world. Suddenly, airlines even hearty and healthy just a week earlier find themselves...

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Issue No. 757

The Covid-19 Crisis

The alarm bells are ringing across the global airline industry. A coronavirus crisis that first decimated China’s travel market is now spreading elsewhere. Not only are people across the globe becoming warier of getting on airplanes. International commerce is feeling...

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Issue No. 756

Gulf Growth 2.0

It was New Year’s Day when reports first began surfacing of a mysterious SARS-like virus spreading in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Nearly two months later, public health officials are still struggling to contain the outbreak, deploying tactics that have...

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Issue No. 755

Alaska-American, That’s What Friends Are For

How long will it last? The Covid-19 virus outbreak, if contained soon, might prove just a painful but manageable disruption for China’s pummeled airlines, not causing any long-lasting damage. But with each passing week of grounded aircraft and empty flights,...

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Issue No. 754

How Did the U.S. Industry Do Last Year?

It is the best of times. It is the worst of times. Like a tale of two cities, there’s a tale of two airline industries right now, one watching with glee as oil prices plummet, the other watching in horror...

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Issue No. 753

Can SAS Pull Off its Controversial Plan?

The Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread, putting a virtual halt to parts of China’s economy. Airlines there are feeling the pain, with empty seats that would otherwise be crammed full with holiday travelers. Airlines elsewhere temporarily suspended much of their...

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Issue No. 752

ANA’s Challenge to JAL

The week begins with China taking drastic steps to curb a spreading flu virus — one such step was temporarily banning all group tours. For Chinese airlines, what was supposed to be the busy Spring Festival travel peak has become...

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Issue No. 751

Chicago: Whose Kind of Town

Three. Two. One… And we're underway. Fourth-quarter earnings season is here, kicked off with another fine performance by Delta. More U.S. carriers report this week, including the three with major MAX exposure (Southwest, American, and United). Also reporting this week:...

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Issue No. 750

The Decade Ahead

Fasten your seatbelts. Fourth quarter earnings season starts this week, covering the period from October through December. As usual, Delta goes first, sure to unveil another strong set of results. One reason for the airline’s success: All the new technology...

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