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Airline Weekly - April 20, 2015

Airline Weekly - April 20, 2015 - Defying Gravity: Why Allegiant, despite its share of problems, remains a profit champion

Cover Story DEFYING GRAVITY: WHY ALLEGIANT, DESPITE ITS SHARE OF PROBLEMS, REMAINS A PROFIT CHAMPION Its boldest experiment ever—flying to Hawaii—was a failure. Now it’s stuck with a half dozen B757s it wouldn’t have bought if not for that venture. So it now has three fleet families, representing a lot of complexity for an ultra-low-cost carrier—most have just one. Meanwhile, local economies...

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Airline Weekly - April 13, 2015

Airline Weekly - April 13, 2015 - Beijing’s Bygone Buzz: A capital capacity crunch has Beijing barely hanging on as China’s busiest airline market

Cover Story BEIJING’S BYGONE BUZZ: A CAPITAL CAPACITY CRUNCH HAS BEIJING BARELY HANGING ON AS CHINA’S BUSIEST AIRLINE MARKET Beijing’s Capital Airport, which handles all but a fraction of the city’s air traffic, started the 2000s nowhere to be found on Airport Council International’s annual list of the world’s 30 busiest airports. By 2005, it ranked No. 15, growing passenger traffic a...

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Airline Weekly - April 6, 2015

Airline Weekly - April 6, 2015 - The Purple Dinosaur Killer: How Wizz Air is quietly earning industry-leading profit margins

Cover Story THE PURPLE DINOSAUR KILLER: HOW WIZZ AIR IS QUIETLY EARNING INDUSTRY-LEADING PROFIT MARGINS Unlike that Cretaceous cartoon character Barney, Wizz Air is not—despite the look of its aircraft—a purple dinosaur. But it is a purple slayer of dinosaurs. It was instrumental, for example, in killing Hungary’s Malev. And to this day, it continues to make life difficult for eastern Europe’s...

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Airline Weekly - March 30, 2015

Airline Weekly - March 30, 2015 - Suddenly Surging: Why long-stagnant Orlando is now a hot market, attracting airlines from around the globe

Cover Story SUDDENLY SURGING: WHY LONG-STAGNANT ORLANDO IS NOW A HOT MARKET, ATTRACTING AIRLINES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE As symbols go, Orlando would have a difficult time topping last week’s announcement that Emirates will fly there nonstop from Dubai. Nothing says an airport is on the global map quite like 7,754-mile flights from the world’s busiest airport for international service. Symbols,...

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Airline Weekly - March 23, 2015

Airline Weekly - March 23, 2015 - Turning the Thai: The once consistently profitable Thai Airways is a mess. Can it turn things around?

Cover Story TURNING THE THAI: THE ONCE CONSISTENTLY PROFITABLE THAI AIRWAYS IS A MESS. CAN IT TURN THINGS AROUND? Sound familiar? In the ASEAN region today, just like the U.S. a decade earlier, incumbent legacy carriers face the toughest operating conditions they’ve ever seen, with economies floundering, LCCs flourishing and (this was less of a problem for U.S. carriers) currencies fluctuating....

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Airline Weekly - March 16, 2015

Airline Weekly - March 16, 2015 - Bubble Trouble? Some think airlines have ordered too many planes. Others disagree. Who’s right?

Cover Story BUBBLE TROUBLE? SOME THINK AIRLINES HAVE ORDERED TOO MANY PLANES. OTHERS DISAGREE. WHO’S RIGHT? For some, 13 is an unlucky number. Not for plane builders though. For them, that’s the number of years now since their market last saw a big downturn. How much longer can the aircraft boom last? The question was front and center at last week’s ISTAT Americas 2015 conference in Phoenix,...

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Airline Weekly - March 9, 2015

Airline Weekly - March 9, 2015 - Hollywood Star: Why Los Angeles LAX is suddenly among the fastest growing big airports worldwide

Cover Story HOLLYWOOD STAR: WHY LOS ANGELES LAX IS SUDDENLY AMONG THE FASTEST GROWING BIG AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE Global passenger statistics for the first nine months of 2014—the latest full period available—show Istanbul’s main airport atop the year-over-year growth ranking for the 15 busiest airports on the planet. No surprise there. But No. 2 on the list? That (according to Airports Council...

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Airline Weekly - March 2, 2015

Airline Weekly - March 2, 2015 - Tapped Out - TAP Portugal has had a good run, but buyers beware: its fortunes are crumbling

Cover Story TAPPED OUT - TAP PORTUGAL HAS HAD A GOOD RUN, BUT BUYERS BEWARE: ITS FORTUNES ARE CRUMBLING Let’s try this again. As early as the 1990s, Portugal’s government recognized the vulnerability of its national airline in a fast-changing and deregulated global airline industry. So in early 2000, it sold 34% of TAP Portugal to Swissair. Or did it? Shortly thereafter, the suddenly struggling...

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Airline Weekly - February 23, 2015

Airline Weekly - February 23, 2015 - Top-Line Turbulence: U.S. airlines are quietly showing some cracks in their revenue armor as fuel prices fall

Cover Story TOP-LINE TURBULENCE: U.S. AIRLINES ARE QUIETLY SHOWING SOME CRACKS IN THEIR REVENUE ARMOR AS FUEL PRICES FALL For a quarter so good, there was an awful lot of talk about revenues turning bad. American, Delta, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Alaska, Hawaiian, Spirit, Virgin America and Allegiant—10 of the 11 largest U.S. mainline carriers (privately-held Frontier hasn’t yet reported)—all...

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Airline Weekly - February 16, 2015

Airline Weekly - February 16, 2015 - The Killing Yields: For Gol, ominous Brazilian revenue trends threaten a turnaround

Cover Story THE KILLING YIELDS: FOR GOL, OMINOUS BRAZILIAN REVENUE TRENDS THREATEN A TURNAROUND The alarm bells are ringing. Earlier this month, in a presentation to investors, Brazil’s largest domestic airline delivered some good news but also some bad news. Traffic, Gol said happily, continues to grow significantly faster than capacity. But yields tumbled a precipitous 10% y/y in the final quarter...

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Airline Weekly - February 9, 2015

Airline Weekly - February 9, 2015 - The Cajun Comeback: The city of New Orleans is back from its post-Katrina abyss, and so is its air service

Cover Story THE CAJUN COMEBACK: THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS IS BACK FROM ITS POST-KATRINA ABYSS, AND SO IS ITS AIR SERVICE In the Americas, Copa Airlines likes to connect almost every city that matters with almost every other city that matters. So when Copa announced last week that New Orleans will soon join its route map (see page nine), the announcement was a symbol that New Orleans… well… matters...

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Airline Weekly - February 2, 2015

Airline Weekly - February 2, 2015 - King Kong: Hong Kong’s airline market, despite some setbacks in 2014, continues to thrive

Cover Story KING KONG: HONG KONG’S AIRLINE MARKET, DESPITE SOME SETBACKS IN 2014, CONTINUES TO THRIVE It was a difficult year for Hong Kong overall, with major political protests, a slowdown in export markets, weak inbound tourism from some key source markets and sluggish economic growth. But the city’s airport? With the Chinese New Year still a few weeks away, Hong Kong International is already...

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Airline Weekly - January 26, 2015

Airline Weekly - January 26, 2015 - After the Fall: Collapsing fuel prices are a big gift for some airlines—but remarkably unhelpful for others

Cover Story AFTER THE FALL: COLLAPSING FUEL PRICES ARE A BIG GIFT FOR SOME AIRLINES—BUT REMARKABLY UNHELPFUL FOR OTHERS After eight days of pouring rain, the sun is shining bright. But you’ve got the flu. That’s how airlines felt in late 2008, when after eight years of punishing fuel prices, prices suddenly collapsed. But the global economy was ill. For nearly all airlines everywhere, minus...

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Airline Weekly - January 19, 2015

Airline Weekly - January 19, 2015 - Rumble on the Subcontinent: India’s airline market is becoming more crowded, but economic conditions are improving

Cover Story RUMBLE ON THE SUBCONTINENT: INDIA’S AIRLINE MARKET IS BECOMING MORE CROWDED, BUT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING In most regions, it would be more than enough drama and trauma to fill a year. But in merely the first few weeks of 2015, in the always-temperamental Indian airline sector, one new airline has taken to the skies, one incumbent airline has struggled to stay there, a number...

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Airline Weekly - January 12, 2015

Airline Weekly - January 12, 2015 - Longing for Lingus: IAG bids and re-bids for Ireland’s flag carrier, so far unsuccessfully. What’s next?

Longing For Lingus IAG BIDS AND RE-BIDS FOR IRELAND’S FLAG CARRIER, SO FAR UNSUCCESSFULLY. WHAT’S NEXT? Just before Christmas, on Dec. 18, Europe’s third largest airline group tried to buy itself a gift. But International Airlines Group, offering to pay about $2.75 per share for Ireland’s Aer Lingus, failed to impress the latter’s board. So IAG, the parent of British Airways, Iberia and...

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Airline Weekly - January 5, 2015

Airline Weekly - January 5, 2015 - Delta SkyDollars? United DollarsPlus? Stakeholders and competitors watch closely as two U.S. giants ditch distance-based awards

Cover Story DELTA SKYDOLLARS? UNITED DOLLARSPLUS? STAKEHOLDERS AND COMPETITORS WATCH CLOSELY AS TWO U.S. GIANTS DITCH DISTANCE-BASED AWARDS On New Year’s Day, more than 90m Delta SkyMiles members awoke to the biggest change ever at a giant frequent flier program—a change essentially taking the “miles” out of SkyMiles. And Delta loyalists aren’t alone. In March, United’s MileagePlus members...

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Airline Weekly - December 15, 2014

Airline Weekly - December 15, 2014 - Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The top 10 developments in 2014—and what to watch in 2015

Cover Story LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD: THE TOP 10 DEVELOPMENTS IN 2014—AND WHAT TO WATCH IN 2015 Stunning is the only way to describe what’s happened in the oil markets during the second half of 2014, a year otherwise characterized by steady upward momentum in the U.S. economy but economic turbulence nearly everywhere else. As North American airlines thrived, their counterparts elsewhere faced...

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Airline Weekly - December 8, 2014

Airline Weekly - December 8, 2014 - Still Prosperous on the Bosporus: In a world of growing vulnerabilities for emerging market airlines, Turkish remains perkish

Cover Story STILL PROSPEROUS ON THE BOSPORUS: IN A WORLD OF GROWING VULNERABILITIES FOR EMERGING MARKET AIRLINES, TURKISH REMAINS PERKISH Right or wrong, wise or foolish, Lufthansa’s motivations are clear: it wants a low-cost longhaul platform to combat present and future threats from Gulf carriers and far-flying LCCs, not to mention longhaul leisure rivals Air Berlin, Condor and TUI in its own...

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Airline Weekly - December 1, 2014

Airline Weekly - December 1, 2014 - True or False? United is Rising. United’s encouraging Q3 result suggests better times ahead

Cover Story TRUE OR FALSE? UNITED IS RISING. UNITED’S ENCOURAGING Q3 RESULT SUGGESTS BETTER TIMES AHEAD It’s the cold, hard truth: United Airlines, with a 6% operating margin, was America’s least profitable airline for the 12 months to September—even troubled Virgin America did better. But this is also true: last quarter alone, United showed the strongest y/y earnings improvement among all...

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Airline Weekly - November 24, 2014

Airline Weekly - November 24, 2014 - It’s a WONderful Life: Or maybe not. The strong Korean won helps Korean Air. But the airline has other worries.

Cover Story IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: OR MAYBE NOT. THE STRONG KOREAN WON HELPS KOREAN AIR. BUT THE AIRLINE HAS OTHER WORRIES. Unlike so many airlines outside North America, Korean Air isn’t suffering from a weak home currency at the moment. But that doesn’t mean it’s sleeping well at night. The Korean won has indeed been a rare currency that’s held relatively strong against the U.S. dollar,...

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Airline Weekly - November 17, 2014

Airline Weekly - November 17, 2014 - Cool Economy, Hot Airports: Despite the gloomy global headlines, some airports continue to enjoy brisk growth

COVER STORY COOL ECONOMY, HOT AIRPORTS: DESPITE THE GLOOMY GLOBAL HEADLINES, SOME AIRPORTS CONTINUE TO ENJOY BRISK GROWTH During the first half of 2014, Dubai’s main airport saw passenger traffic growth of just 6%, less than half the 15% pace it saw in 2013. But don’t be fooled: this was only because of airport maintenance that left just one runway open during May and June, resulting in a 26%...

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Airline Weekly - November 10, 2014

Airline Weekly - November 10, 2014 - Clinging to the Present: Other big airlines are joining Delta in forsaking big next-gen jets for current models

Cover Story CLINGING TO THE PRESENT: OTHER BIG AIRLINES ARE JOINING DELTA IN FORSAKING BIG NEXT-GEN JETS FOR CURRENT MODELS When it comes to airplanes, airlines of the world are still very much excited about the future. But some are getting just as excited about the present. More and more, large airlines in North America and Europe, in particular, are changing their thinking about buying planes....

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Airline Weekly - November 3, 2014

Airline Weekly - November 3, 2014 - Bedlam Beyond Borders: Trouble is brewing in international markets, but U.S. carriers are thriving all the same

Cover Story BEDLAM BEYOND BORDERS: TROUBLE IS BREWING IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS, BUT U.S. CARRIERS ARE THRIVING ALL THE SAME And airlines thought 2010 was a great year? Well, it was. And oh how sweet but distant it seems for the majority of carriers on the planet. But not for U.S. carriers. As good as 2010 was for them—nearly $9b in operating profits and $4b-plus in collective net profits (ex special...

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Airline Weekly - October 27, 2014

Airline Weekly - October 27, 2014 - Mexican Cap Dance: As Mexican carriers grapple with overcapacity, a sweeping U.S. liberalization treaty beckons

Cover Story MEXICAN CAP DANCE: AS MEXICAN CARRIERS GRAPPLE WITH OVERCAPACITY, A SWEEPING U.S. LIBERALIZATION TREATY BECKONS It’s now taken for granted. But the most important open skies agreement—the one between the European Union and the United States—was for many years a far-off fantasy. Then one morning in March 2007, the airline world awoke to learn it would soon become reality. Today,...

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Airline Weekly - October 20, 2014

Airline Weekly - October 20, 2014 - Commodity Oddity: Falling fuel prices are a dream come true for airlines, right? Not so fast

Cover Story COMMODITY ODDITY: FALLING FUEL PRICES ARE A DREAM COME TRUE FOR AIRLINES, RIGHT? NOT SO FAST Nothing is more important to an airline’s fortunes than the price of oil. Nothing. So theoretically, nothing should make airlines happier than a fall in the price of oil. Right? Maybe not. The price of oil is indeed falling, and the price of jet fuel along with it. This week, the WTI benchmark...

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Airline Weekly - October 13, 2014

Airline Weekly - October 13, 2014 - The Virgin Revival: Little Red is dead. But thanks partly to Delta, its parent Virgin Atlantic is on the upswing

Cover Story THE VIRGIN REVIVAL: LITTLE RED IS DEAD. BUT THANKS PARTLY TO DELTA, ITS PARENT VIRGIN ATLANTIC IS ON THE UPSWING You know about Delta’s dramatic turnaround. Now, something similar seems under way at Virgin Atlantic—thanks in large part to guess who? Yes, Delta. What? A Virgin Atlantic turnaround? Last week’s headlines about the demise of Little Red surely didn’t give that impression....

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Airline Weekly - October 6, 2014

Airline Weekly - October 6, 2014 - The Notorious B-O-G: Why Bogotá is one of the world’s hottest growth markets

Cover Story THE NOTORIOUS B-O-G: WHY BOGOTá IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S HOTTEST GROWTH MARKETS Up and down South America, the news for airlines is bleak. Venezuela has a barely functioning economy. Argentina has a falling currency. And tumbling commodity prices are taking a big toll on the economies of Brazil, Chile and Perú. No wonder LAN (now merged with TAM) is going through one of its toughest times...

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September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014 - Bringing Change to Washington: Airlines are shaking things up in America’s sixth biggest market

Cover Story BRINGING CHANGE TO WASHINGTON: AIRLINES ARE SHAKING THINGS UP IN AMERICA’S SIXTH BIGGEST MARKET Every election year, political candidates pledge to bring change to Washington. Just like airlines are already doing. At all three of the major airports serving America’s capital city, big changes are re-shaping the competitive landscape, affecting nearly every major U.S. airline. With...

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Airline Weekly - September 22, 2014

Airline Weekly - September 22, 2014 - An ASEAN Revival? This looks like the beginning of the end for Southeast Asia’s overcapacity problem

Cover Story AN ASEAN REVIVAL? THIS LOOKS LIKE THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA’S OVERCAPACITY PROBLEM It happened in the United States. Can it happen in the ASEAN region? Five of the six worst performing airlines in the world so far this year (by operating margin), including the national carriers of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, are ASEAN airlines. Never mind that southeast Asia...

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Airline Weekly - September 15, 2014

Airline Weekly - September 15, 2014 - The Surge: Air France/KLM thinks Transavia can beat easyJet and others at their own game

Cover Story THE SURGE: AIR FRANCE/KLM THINKS TRANSAVIA CAN BEAT EASYJET AND OTHERS AT THEIR OWN GAME Air France/KLM, it seems, knows how to right its wrongs. As detailed in Airline Weekly’s May 19 cover story, the airline faced an alarming streak of huge losses that galvanized it to cut capacity, reduce capital spending, renegotiate labor contracts, downsize cargo operations, upgrade longhaul products,...

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Airline Weekly - September 8, 2014

Airline Weekly - September 8, 2014 - The Little Chase the Middle: America’s “Little Three” ultra-LCCs find neglected midsized markets to their liking

COVER STORY THE LITTLE CHASE THE MIDDLE: AMERICA’S “LITTLE THREE” ULTRA-LCCS FIND NEGLECTED MIDSIZED MARKETS TO THEIR LIKING No longer attractive to the Big Three, several midsized U.S. cities are getting attention from the Little Three—in other words, the three ultra-LCCs, Spirit, Frontier and Allegiant, which are all growing their ASM capacity by double digits. Delta, for example, no longer...

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Airline Weekly - September 1, 2014

Airline Weekly - September 1, 2014 - Thunder Down Under: Qantas and Virgin Australia are mired in losses while Air New Zealand prospers

Cover Story THUNDER DOWN UNDER: QANTAS AND VIRGIN AUSTRALIA ARE MIRED IN LOSSES WHILE AIR NEW ZEALAND PROSPERS It was supposed to be the low point before a turnaround. On Aug. 23, 2012, Qantas announced a heavy net loss for its fiscal year that ended in June, no surprise given labor unrest that led to a temporary grounding of the airline. Qantas also blamed the strong Australian dollar, which it said...

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Airline Weekly - August 11, 2014

Airline Weekly - August 11, 2014 - Just Like Cold Times: Russia and the West are revisiting the Cold War, and airlines on both sides are feeling the pain

Cover Story JUST LIKE COLD TIMES: RUSSIA AND THE WEST ARE REVISITING THE COLD WAR, AND AIRLINES ON BOTH SIDES ARE FEELING THE PAIN The good news: the current trade war between Russia and the West will probably ease sooner or later—there’s just too much to lose for too many people. But Russia’s airlines are already feeling the pain. This was actually supposed to be a breakout year for the development...

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Airline Weekly - August 4, 2014

Airline Weekly - August 4, 2014 - Better Than Great: U.S. airlines are running up the score on profits; revenues are raining down from everywhere

Cover Story BETTER THAN GREAT: U.S. AIRLINES ARE RUNNING UP THE SCORE ON PROFITS; REVENUES ARE RAINING DOWN FROM EVERYWHERE U.S. airlines aren’t just earning big profits. They’re earning bigger profits, bigger with each successive year. Consider this: In the second quarter of 2011, the industry collectively managed a 6% operating margin. Not bad. But the figure jumped to 9% in Q2 2012. And then...

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Airline Weekly - July 28, 2014

Airline Weekly - July 28, 2014 - A Boom with No Local Heroes: Air traffic in Taiwan is booming. So why aren’t Taiwanese airlines prospering?

Cover Story A BOOM WITH NO LOCAL HEROES: AIR TRAFFIC IN TAIWAN IS BOOMING. SO WHY AREN’T TAIWANESE AIRLINES PROSPERING? Amid the darkness, there is light. In Taiwan, last week’s TransAsia crash breached the airline industry’s supreme mandate: safety above all. But away from the fog of disaster is a positive story about aviation’s most important contribution to humanity: economic prosperity....

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Airline Weekly - July 21, 2014

Airline Weekly - July 21, 2014 - The Polish Vortex: LCCs love it. But why does populous, prospering Poland lack major aviation heft?

Cover Story THE POLISH VORTEX: LCCS LOVE IT. BUT WHY DOES POPULOUS, PROSPERING POLAND LACK MAJOR AVIATION HEFT? The European Union’s five most populous countries—Germany, France, the U.K., Italy and Spain—are home to all but one of the continent’s top 10 airports (Amsterdam is the exception). This makes sense: the biggest countries have the busiest airports, in this case airports serving London,...

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Airline Weekly - July 14, 2014

Airline Weekly - July 14, 2014 - Too Much of a Good Thing: The transatlantic market, not performing to plan right now, is a victim of its own success

Cover Story TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING: THE TRANSATLANTIC MARKET, NOT PERFORMING TO PLAN RIGHT NOW, IS A VICTIM OF ITS OWN SUCCESS What went wrong? The question is no longer whether, but to what extent and why, transatlantic markets are not performing as well as major airlines hoped or expected. This comes as a surprise in a year that should have been the best yet: Delta and Virgin Atlantic finally...

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Airline Weekly - July 7, 2014

Airline Weekly - July 7, 2014 - Halftime Show, Ups and Downs: Top trends that shaped the first half of 2014 for the world’s airlines

Cover Story HALFTIME SHOW, UPS AND DOWNS: TOP TRENDS THAT SHAPED THE FIRST HALF OF 2014 FOR THE WORLD’S AIRLINES Sadly, the biggest airline news in the first half of 2014 was the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet. But there was plenty of commercial news too, with airlines busily working their way through the hazards of a still-shaky global economy and a still-high price for oil. Here are...

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Airline Weekly - June 30, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 30, 2014 - LAN/TAM’s Unscored Goal: South America’s largest airline group looks to regain its groove after post-merger turbulence

Cover Story LAN-TAM’S UNSCORED GOAL: SOUTH AMERICA’S LARGEST AIRLINE GROUP LOOKS TO REGAIN ITS GROOVE AFTER POST-MERGER TURBULENCE Brazilians and Chileans, working together? Hard to believe after watching them at each other’s throats on the football/soccer field this weekend. But it’s true: In the summer of 2010, just three months after United and Continental announced plans to create the...

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Airline Weekly - June 23, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 23, 2014 - American’s Destiny: Will the new American be the next Delta? Or the next United?

Cover Story AMERICAN’S DESTINY: WILL THE NEW AMERICAN BE THE NEXT DELTA? OR THE NEXT UNITED? The $2.9b net profit Delta earned in the 12 months to March 2014 is extraordinary; It’s more than a billion dollars better than any other airline has ever earned in a year. Even controlling for airline size to compare smaller airlines that can’t possibly earn that much money, Delta’s 10% operating...

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Airline Weekly - June 16, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 16, 2014 - Flight of the Living Dead: Zombie airlines are haunting Europe’s excessively fragmented airline sector

Cover Story FLIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: ZOMBIE AIRLINES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE’S EXCESSIVELY FRAGMENTED AIRLINE SECTOR Forget the strike-prone labor unions, the government austerity, the economic doldrums, the high taxation, the overregulation, the expensive airports, the opposition to airport expansion, the wasteful Eurocontrol regime, the heavy seasonal swings, the night curfews, the capacity growth...

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Airline Weekly - June 9, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 9, 2014 - C is for Trouble: New airlines, new planes and new capacity promise more yield pressure in China

Cover Story C IS FOR TROUBLE: NEW AIRLINES, NEW PLANES AND NEW CAPACITY PROMISE MORE YIELD PRESSURE IN CHINA For a time, U.S. airlines—enjoying the fruits of consolidation, capacity cutting and charging for everything—weren’t alone. From 2010 through 2012, Chinese airlines experienced their own set of C-lettered tailwinds. Their market likewise consolidated, with China Eastern buying Shanghai...

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Airline Weekly - June 2, 2014

Airline Weekly - June 2, 2014 - Skating On Thicker Ice: Air Canada is much improved. But it still lags behind most of its high-flying regional peers

Cover Story SKATING ON THICKER ICE: AIR CANADA IS MUCH IMPROVED. BUT IT STILL LAGS BEHIND MOST OF ITS HIGH-FLYING REGIONAL PEERS Imagine a hockey team that has improved year after year since the start of the decade. Last year was its best season in a long time. And it hopes to do even better this year. But a chance at the Stanley Cup? Not even close. In 2013, Air Canada was a candidate for global...

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Airline Weekly - May 26, 2014

Airline Weekly - May 26, 2014 - JetBlue goes all-out in the transcon war, a war LCCs often lose

Cover Story THE FULL MINTY: JETBLUE GOES ALL-OUT IN THE TRANSCON WAR, A WAR WITH MANY LCC VICTIMS On June 15, JetBlue will start its boldest effort yet to succeed in the transcontinental market—or more specifically, the bountiful market between New York and California’s two biggest cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline’s new Mint product, designed just for these two routes, will...

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Airline Weekly - May 19, 2014

Airline Weekly - May 19, 2014 - Looks Like a Lion, Smells Like a Skunk: Air France/KLM remains powerful in many ways. So why is it losing so much money?

Cover Story LOOKS LIKE A LION, SMELLS LIKE A SKUNK: AIR FRANCE/KLM REMAINS POWERFUL IN MANY WAYS. SO WHY IS IT LOSING SO MUCH MONEY? Think Air France/KLM, and what comes to mind? An airline that prospered during the tumultuous first decade of the 2000s? A globally diversified network second to none? An iconic brand, well regarded services, two powerful hubs, a lucrative maintenance business, a cutting-edge...

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Airline Weekly - May 12, 2014

Airline Weekly - May 12, 2014 - A Perilous Passage to India: Memo to AirAsia and Singapore Airlines: This won’t be easy

Cover Story A PERILOUS PASSAGE TO INDIA: MEMO TO AIRASIA AND SINGAPORE AIRLINES: THIS WON’T BE EASY To obtain a license to launch, an airline in India needs more bureaucratic approvals than the city Thiruvananthapuram has letters in its name. But lo and behold, AirAsia India—a joint venture between Malaysia’s AirAsia, India’s Tata Group and one other Indian firm—received a final green light...

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Airline Weekly - May 5, 2014

Airline Weekly - May 5, 2014 - A Quarter of Questions: Why is United blighted, and other key questions arising from America’s Q1 earnings season

COVER STORY A QUARTER OF QUESTIONS: WHY IS UNITED BLIGHTED, AND OTHER KEY QUESTIONS ARISING FROM AMERICA’S Q1 EARNINGS SEASON Nothing seems to stop the vastly restructured U.S. airline industry from piling on profits—not an off-peak period, not an Easter date shift, not a new set of pilot regulations, not rising labor costs and not even winter storms of biblical proportions. During the first...

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Airline Weekly - April 28, 2014

Airline Weekly - April 28, 2014 - Climbing Neelemanjaro: Brazil's Azul is looking to go abroad. Expect an uphill battle.

Cover Story CLIMBING NEELEMANJARO: BRAZIL\'S AZUL IS LOOKING TO GO ABROAD. EXPECT AN UPHILL BATTLE. It certainly gets credit for boldness. Azul, an airline that today flies no plane larger than an E195 with 118 seats, plans to become an intercontinental airline practically overnight. Daring indeed, especially at a time when Brazil’s economy has slowed to a crawl—and when industry capacity between...

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Airline Weekly - April 21, 2014

Airline Weekly - April 21, 2014 - Small Pox: Air traffic is evaporating at smallish U.S. airports. Recipe for growth? Call Allegiant or find oil

Cover Story SMALL POX: AIR TRAFFIC IS EVAPORATING AT SMALLISH U.S. AIRPORTS. RECIPE FOR GROWTH? CALL ALLEGIANT OR FIND OIL Back in 2007, by most measures the peak year for U.S. air travel volumes, the town of Lexington, in Kentucky, had flights to Atlanta, Detroit, Memphis and Cincinnati. But then Delta and Northwest merged. Quickly, the new mega-carrier realized that most of the people flying to...

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