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Cold Comfort in Canada: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 5

Seth Kaplan
August 18th, 2015 at 4:38 PM EDT

Canada may be a cold place, but right now its two major airlines are cruising along with comfortable profit margins. Still, what we’re seeing from WestJet and Air Canada is a far cry from what U.S. carriers are experiencing. Why is there such a disparity of results within North America?

Also, we head to the Korean peninsula to talk about Asiana and Korean Air, both of which endured a number of challenges in their second quarter, including a MERS virus outbreak and a weakening cargo industry. And if that weren’t enough tumult, China is now devaluing its currency. Plus, we touch on Finnair, Jet Airways and Air Berlin.

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Seth Kaplan
August 18th, 2015 at 4:38 PM EDT

Tags: Air Berlin, Air Canada, Asiana, Finnair, Jet Airways, Korean Air, WestJet

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