Issue No. 841
Special Video Edition: Skift Aviation Forum Highlights
Airline Leaders Are Bullish on The Recovery But Warn It Could Be Bumpy
Pushing Back: Inside The Issue
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 bringing you highlights from the conference, so you can see for yourselves. The entire agenda and on-demand sessions are available to Airline Weekly subscribers here.
But the news marches on. South African and Kenya Airways are planning a new pan-African partnership to create a regional behemoth, but will this be enough to save the two loss-making state-owned airlines? Ethiopian Airlines is not sitting still, nor is RwandAir. Delta Air Lines is keeping its Boeing 757 and 767 fleets until it gets more clarity from the airframers on a clean-sheet mid-market airplane. And AirAsia's transformation into a digital business that happens to run some airlines is almost complete.
The U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November. The roads and skies were more crowded than any time since the pandemic began, as a population eager to see loved ones after two bleak years rushed to reconnect. To those of you who celebrated, we hope you had a safe and happy holiday. And in the spirt of gratitude that is the holiday's hallmark, we want to thank all our readers for following us for another crazy year in this industry we love.
Air Lease Corp. Executive Chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy on the Future of Aerospace
How Domestic Networks Are Adapting and Evolving
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby on Competing on Quality
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker: Airlines Will Coexist With Videoconferencing
KLM CEO Pieter Elbers on The Longhaul Recovery
Jobs, Technology, and the Changing Face of Airline Labor
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