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Allegiant Plane in San Diego

North America

Allegiant and Frontier to Make Big Gains if JetBlue-Spirit Merger Approved

Budget airlines Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines stand to make big gains at some of the busiest U.S. airports if officials signs off on JetBlue Airways' proposed $3.8 billion merger…

September 11th, 2023 at 1:21 PM EDT

Aegean Airlines Airbus A320neo


Greece’s Aegean Airlines Posts Strong Profits but Cost Inflation a Concern

Greeceā€™s Aegean Airlines, riding a wave of inbound tourism, reported an 18% operating margin for the April-to-June quarter. That was just a point less than what Europe's profit champion Ryanair…

September 8th, 2023 at 10:05 AM EDT

United planes at Denver Airport

North America

Biden Nominates Former United Executive Michael Whitaker as FAA Administrator

President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Michael Whitaker to lead the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The move comes more than five months after the president's first nominee, Denver Airport CEO…

September 7th, 2023 at 11:19 AM EDT

An Azul aircraft in front of a Latam Airlines plane

Latin America

Brazil’s Azul Marks Full Corporate Travel Recovery

The recovery of lucrative corporate travelers has, in many parts of the world, stalled. From Europe to North America, many airlines report that numbers are only back in the 60-80%…

September 6th, 2023 at 3:56 PM EDT

A Discover Airbus A330


Lufthansa Rebrands Leisure Airline Subsidiary Discover

A big focus of the Lufthansa Group during the pandemic was streamlining its operations. It closed two subsidiaries but, to the bane of some industry analysts, launched a new one…

September 5th, 2023 at 10:39 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

Nighttime shot of DFW Airport

North America

Giant Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver Airports Anticipate Big Growth This Year

Dallas-Fort Worth and Denver are two of the biggest hub airports in the U.S. In fact, last year, they were the second and third busiest, respectively, after Atlanta.

August 18th, 2023 at 9:48 AM EDT

An American 787 and Iberia plane in Madrid


American Chases European Profits With New Copenhagen, Naples, and Nice Flights

American Airlines will add three new European destinations to its map next summer, as U.S. domestic fares fall and airlines post record transatlantic profits.

August 17th, 2023 at 10:00 AM EDT

Air Arabia A321LR winglet

Middle East

Air Arabia Unveils World-Leading Second Quarter Profits

Most airlines have now reported their financial results for the second quarter, and none so far has performed better than Air Arabia. The low-cost carrier, based in the United Arab…

August 16th, 2023 at 10:37 AM EDT

Southwest planes at Nashville Airport

North America

Southwest Airlines Unveils New Nashville Crew Base as Pilots Move Towards Strike

Southwest Airlines will open a new crew base in Nashville next year, in what appears to be the latest carrot to pilots during increasingly fraught contract talks with airline management.

August 15th, 2023 at 11:39 AM EDT