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Is the Airline Industry’s Bullishness Misplaced?

Madhu Unnikrishnan
March 19th, 2021 at 2:08 PM EDT

Photo credit: An arrivals and departure board at Newark International Airport.  Skift

U.S. airline CEOs are pretty confident that they’ve turned the corner. The pandemic isn’t in the rearview mirror yet, but they’re fairly certain travel will rebound this summer, and some think their airlines will return to profitability this year. Is that confidence misplaced? Will business travel ever be the same as it was? Edward “Ned” Russell and Madhu Unnikrishnan get into it.

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