Jay Shabat

Middle East

Flying High in Dubai

Yes, information is limited. But there’s more than sufficient evidence to declare Emirates a thriving airline. In fact, it’s earning stronger profits than it ever did in the 2010s, thanks…
Middle East

Emirates Earnings and Booming Brazil

In part one of this week's Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss Emirates' record-breaking results and ask how long these good times can last. In part…
North America

Spirit Airlines and a Japanese Update

Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat explore two big topics in this week's episode. In part one, we examine what Spirit Airlines' Q1 numbers mean for the future direction of the…
Europe

Europe’s High Hopes

Their first quarter figures weren’t pretty. But Lufthansa and Air France/KLM remain hopeful that strong demand—combined with short supply—will help them overcome rising costs. The all-important summer peak is fast…
Europe

Euro-Things

In this week's episode, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat take a deep-dive into the latest earnings from carriers across the European continent. From airline supergroups to more niche Nordic players,…
The Americas

The Under and the Over

Caribbean overcapacity is one of many reasons why JetBlue can’t seem to stop its financial bleeding. American Airlines has a Caribbean overcapacity problem too. But in Mexico, the situation is…
North America

JetBlue and Volaris In Focus

With earnings season well underway, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat examine the key trends and finer details from JetBlue and Volaris - two of the largest low-cost carriers in the…
Airline Rankings

The Airline Weekly Earnings Scoreboard

United and Alaska joined the earnings parade last week. More on that in a second. First, there’s growing chatter about a possible mega-merger in South America, pairing the Brazilian carriers…
North America

United’s Fascinating First Quarter

Fresh out of United's Q1 earnings call, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss the headline numbers and critical trends facing the U.S. carrier. Don't forget, you can find a full…