Past Issues

Issue No. 873

Inside the JetBlue-Spirit Union

With many airlines having now reported their second quarter results, some clear trends are emerging. Most importantly, travel is back in a big way in all but a few markets, like China. On the other hand, high fuel prices are...

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Issue No. 872

Airshow Shopping

There’s life in the airline industry again. For the first time since the onset of Covid, the aviation world gathered near London for the Farnborough Air Show. Delta grabbed the spotlight with a blockbuster order for Boeing’s 737-10, not to...

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Issue No. 871

Back To Black

Second quarter earnings season is underway, ushered in with solid performance from Delta. The Atlanta-based giant earned a double-digit operating margin for the spring quarter, a welcome lift from its loss-splattered results during two years of pandemic misery. Delta is...

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Issue No. 870

Indian Disruptor

As expected, America’s skies were busy this Independence Day holiday. And they would have been busier still were it not for high ticket prices, elevated by high fuel prices, and constrained capacity. Also, as expected, traveler patience was a must,...

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Issue No. 869

South American Reawakening

As America’s Independence Day holiday approached, airlines and their customers braced for more operational distress. Simply put, airlines, airports, and air traffic control towers throughout the U.S. are understaffed, owing to tight labor markets and earlier downsizing. The problem, however,...

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Issue No. 868

European Woes

We'd like to welcome Jay Shabat, one of Airline Weekly's founders, back to the team. Jay's historic and institutional knowledge of the industry, on top of his analytic and data skillsets, will build on the in-depth and authoritative reporting you...

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Issue No. 867

Merger Machinations

The next chapter in Airline Weekly is beginning. We've changed, for the better along with the airlines we cover, during the pandemic. The next chapter begins with bidding adieu to editor Madhu Unnikrishnan. This is his last issue after more...

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Issue No. 866

Elbers Exits KLM

Two years ago, industry analysts warned that airlines without domestic markets would be the first in a wave of airline bankruptcies and liquidations — then thought likely — due to the standstill caused by the pandemic. The wave of bankruptcies never...

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Issue No. 865

Summertime, and the Fares Are Easy

Delta Air Lines became the latest in a long list of U.S. carriers to cut summer capacity. Now, almost all the U.S. majors and mid-tier airlines have cited some combination of staffing, air traffic control issues, weather, and aircraft availability...

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Issue No. 864

Phoenix Rising

Few places boomed like Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, did during the pandemic. People from all over the country were lured by its wide-open spaces, warm climate, relatively lower-cost real estate, and strong economy as Covid-19 raged, especially as remote...

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Issue No. 863

South America’s Tangled Web

Abra Spins Out South American Consolidation With Avianca, Gol, Sky, and Viva An argument can be made that South America is a laboratory for airline industry innovation. This is due in part to more liberal ownership and control laws in...

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Issue No. 862

The Miami Boom

Miami Capitalizes on Florida's Economic Growth, Strength of Leisure Travel "Welcome to Miami, bienvenido a Miami," went the refrain of a popular song in the late 1990s. It might as well serve as Miami International Airport's anthem now. During the...

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