Issue No. 798
When a Codeshare Becomes a 'Pseudo-Merger'
The JetBlue-American Agreement Raises Eyebrows
Pushing Back: Inside This Issue
Fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 earnings season kicked off last week with Delta's report. The Atlanta-based behemoth thinks business travel will start to recover by the end of this year. IATA and aviation analysts aren't as optimistic, but only time will tell.
Elsewhere in this issue, we look at the JetBlue-American agreement. Southwest and others have aired concerns. Is the deal, given the regulatory nod last week, a codeshare or a pseudo-merger?
Meanwhile, airlines are figuring out how to recall furloughed workers. Aeromexico is in more turmoil as it seeks to cancel its collective bargaining agreements. And all eyes are on the newly fortified Washington as one of the strangest presidential transitions in history occurs.
Coming up: United reports earnings this week.
"We do not expect customer demand in the long haul sector to recover in the near future, and our focus will be on developing our short haul network as we emerge from the reorganization process."Norwegian CEO Jacob Schram