American Airlines and Southeast Asia

Gordon Smith
May 31st, 2024 at 9:15 AM EDT

An AirAsia plane at the Jakarta airport

In part one of this week’s specially extended episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss a dramatic few days at American Airlines. In part two, attention turns to Southeast Asia as we discover how some of the region’s biggest carriers are performing.

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Background Reading:

American Airlines Cuts Outlook, Chief Commercial Officer Vasu Raja to Exit

American Airlines CEO Admits ‘We’ve Dug Ourselves a Hole’

AirAsia Group: Capital A Gets Set to Pull Its Airlines Into One Entity

Thai Airways to Complete Thai Smile Merger, Exit Bankruptcy

Gordon Smith
May 31st, 2024 at 9:15 AM EDT

Photo credit: An AirAsia plane at the Jakarta airport Flickr / Ferry Octavian

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