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The Manic Atlantic: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 6

Seth Kaplan
September 9th, 2015 at 10:09 AM EDT

Airlines in the North Atlantic market are adding capacity at a furious clip. That market has been profitable and should continue to be—in the short term, at least—and airlines seem to have figured that out. Despite four transatlantic joint ventures, airlines of all stripes continue to add traffic.

How long will this market remain profitable? Also, we discuss why United is parting ways with CEO Jeff Smisek. We look at Qantas’s remarkable turnaround effort and how the weak Australian dollar doesn’t seem to have hurt the airline. And, oh yes, Aeroflot absorbed its Russian colleague Transaero.

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