Past Issues

Issue No. 841

Special Video Edition: Skift Aviation Forum Highlights

What did we hear from airline leaders at the second annual Skift Aviation Forum on November 17? We heard mainly cautious optimism, although some warned that the road to full recovery will be bumpy. In this special video edition, we're...

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Issue No. 840

The Dubai Order Frenzy

In the Before Times, the biennial Farnborough and Paris Airshows were where airframers announced masses of orders from the world's airlines. Those two shows have been idled for two years during the pandemic, but the Dubai Airshow was not. And...

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Issue No. 839

Latin America Comes Back Strong

South America's Domestic Markets Propel the Region's Airlines to Recovery Again and again during the pandemic we have seen the power of domestic recoveries to propel airlines. Brazil, South America's largest market, is no different. Vaccination rates there are soaring,...

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Issue No. 838

Europe’s Summer of Hope

Will there be too much capacity in Europe next summer or not enough? The answer depends on whom you ask. IAG is champing at the bit to add as much as it can next summer and expects to be almost...

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Issue No. 837

The Leisure Travel Lifeline

Leisure, leisure, leisure. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it's that almost everything we knew about the airline industry is no longer true. Everyone has a guess on when business travel will return, but no one has a crystal...

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Issue No. 836

All Eyes on Business Travel

More carriers reported their third-quarter earnings and, for most, it was a tale of two quarters: Strong demand in July and a precipitous drop in September as a new surge in Covid-19 sapped demand. Even Volaris, which now says it...

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Issue No. 835

Is Premium Leisure the Next Big Thing?

Delta opened the third-quarter earnings season with confidence. After posting its first quarterly profit sans government aid since early 2020, the airline is looking to a year-end holiday bump and then a pick up in business travel in the new...

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Issue No. 834

A Patchwork Recovery

Last week's IATA Annual General Meeting was a celebratory ball, of sorts, as airline leaders gathered together en masse for the first time since they did so in 2019, in Seoul. The tone of the meeting was excitement, as executives...

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Issue No. 833

Regionals’ Labor Issues Return

The U.S. regional sector has long faced hiring issues. Cape Air began actively working to address the impending pilot shortage in 2009, even before the so-called "1,500 hour rule" — largely panned in the sector — came into force in...

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Issue No. 832

U.S. Sues to Split Up American and JetBlue

We thought it could happen when the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) said it was looking into the American Airlines-JetBlue Airways Northeast Alliance. And it did. Last week, the DOJ filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the District...

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Issue No. 831

A Crisis Like No Other

Crises have wracked the airline industry almost since its inception. Wars, diseases, economic recessions and depressions, jet fuel price spikes — the list is almost endless and illustrates an industry almost uniquely prone to exogenous shocks. The Covid-19 pandemic started...

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Issue No. 830

Hope for the Holidays

As the Delta Variant Depresses Demand, Airlines Pin Their Recovery Hopes on the Holidays It was a good summer for airlines in many parts of the world, all things being relative. Leisure demand came back as people who had been...

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