Issue No. 775

Holding Out for a Hero?

Like a damsel in distress, the world is waiting for its superhero. Not Batman. But a vaccine, which scientists say will likely come soon—before the end of the year, perhaps. Even if mid-2021 before a magic bullet is produced, delivered,…

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Weekly Skies

As was true for many of the world’s airlines, 2020 started out promisingly for TAP Air Portugal. In January and February, traffic volumes rose 13% y/y on 15% more ASK capacity, load factors increased by two percentage points, unit revenues…
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Media

A Bloomberg News look at Labor Department data highlights how the leisure and tourism sector is the biggest economic victim of the Covid pandemic, much like banks were the biggest victims of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Metro areas heavily dependent…
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Fleet

The shattered aircraft market, so strong for so long, got another blow when Norwegian cancelled all 97 of its remaining Boeing orders. Most (all but five) are B737 MAXs. The others are B787s. The airline also cancelled a lucrative maintenance…
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Pandemic Paxex
Jason Clampet

What is the passenger experience like during a pandemic? Not good, says PaxEx.aero Editor Seth Miller. On the one hand, empty aircraft mean more space for passengers, but as airlines grapple with public health precautions, food, beverage and other inflight...

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Issue No. 775

Holding Out for a Hero?

Like a damsel in distress, the world is waiting for its superhero. Not Batman. But a vaccine, which scientists say will likely come soon—before the end of the year, perhaps. Even if mid-2021 before a magic bullet is produced, delivered,…

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Issue No. 774

Winter is Coming

Things were going well for easyJet before the crisis. Rivals were perishing. Yields were rising. The short-term question now is can it recover some momentum as European countries reopen their borders, as virus infections in Europe recede, and as tourists…

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Issue No. 773

United's Piles of Miles

With each passing week, more and more Americans are returning to the air. But will the current sunbelt spike in Covid cases, affecting markets like Florida, Arizona, Texas, and southern California, derail the nascent leisure recovery? Or are enough people…

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Issue No. 772

Bad Math for Cath

The airline recovery continues, but so does Covid’s spread. In the U.S., airport traffic remains on a steady upward trajectory, especially in states that reopened their economies and tourist attractions early. Those same early openers though, including the giant Florida…

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