Edward Russell

The Good and the Bad of Mexico’s Airline Market

Time to try again. Selling TAP Air Portugal is hardly new and novel for the Portuguese government. It once sold a stake to the old Swissair. It more recently sold…

September 25th, 2023 at 12:36 AM EDT

Latin America

What Are Mexican Airlines to Do?

Mexico's airlines face two countervailing trends: the reopening of the U.S. to new growth countered by new restrictions at the country's busiest airport, Mexico City International. Edward Russell and Jay…

September 22nd, 2023 at 10:00 AM EDT

Aeromexico planes in Mexico City

Latin America

Mexico’s Airlines Lifted by U.S. Upgrade but Face Quagmire in Mexico City

It's a tale of two outlooks in Mexico. On the one hand, the U.S. recently upgraded the country's safety rating, which means Mexico's airlines can resume growth to markets north…

September 18th, 2023 at 11:41 AM EDT

Air Arabia Crowned as World’s Most Profitable Airline

Can you hear the alarm bells ringing? Spirit and Frontier, two ultra-low cost carriers, delivered shockingly bad news to investors last week. The third quarter has developed far worse than…

September 18th, 2023 at 12:36 AM EDT

Frontier and Spirit planes in Phoenix


What’s Happening at Spirit and Frontier?

Slower bookings and "heightened" discounting are hurting Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines this quarter. That means potentially deep losses for the ultra low-cost carriers. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss…

September 15th, 2023 at 11:28 AM EDT

JetBlue planes at JFK Airport

North America

JetBlue CEO: We’re Selling Flights We Can’t Fly Due to Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Slow action by U.S. authorities to address the air traffic controller shortage is hurting travelers and making it tough to do business, JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes said Tuesday.

September 13th, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT

Rising Fuel Prices Spook Airline Outlook

The leaves are still green across most of the U.S. But how long will U.S. airlines stay in the black?

September 11th, 2023 at 12:35 AM EDT

Denver skyline from mountain


Airline Weekly Summer Hiatus

Airline Weekly is taking a break until September. Our next weekly issue will publish on September 11, and we will resume updating AW Daily with airline industry news and commentary…

August 21st, 2023 at 8:05 AM EDT

Mixed Messages

As September approaches, the world’s airlines can’t help but wonder what lies ahead. More of the same demand strength that propelled the industry to strong springtime profit margins — margins…

August 21st, 2023 at 12:40 AM EDT

Air Arabia plane in Bordeaux


What Do Airlines Face This Autumn?

How are airlines doing as the second-quarter earnings season wraps up? Generally good, but yield and cost concerns persist. Edward Russell and Jay Shabat discuss. Plus, Air Arabia's impressive results.

August 18th, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT