Past Issues

Delhi Vision

“Our future is great.” So said Delta’s executives as they presented their strategic vision to investors. It’s a vision filled with optimism, underpinned by expectations of demand staying strong and…

July 3rd, 2023 at 12:31 AM EDT

Paris Airshow Shopping

The biannual Paris Airshow was back, two years after Covid caused its cancellation. IndiGo made a splash with another giant Airbus narrowbody order. Its re-energized rival Air India confirmed an…

June 26th, 2023 at 12:37 AM EDT

Can Kenya Airways Survive on Its Own?

Another month or so now before the start of second quarter earnings season. But first, the Paris Airshow. Airlines and others in the aviation world will gather in the French…

June 20th, 2023 at 12:32 AM EDT

The IATA Issue

At IATA’s annual gathering in Istanbul last week, airlines made it clear that demand has rarely been better. Fuel costs are down too. But how long can the party last?

June 12th, 2023 at 12:36 AM EDT

AirAsia X’s Turnaround

It’s a triple tailwind for airlines. Demand has rarely been this good. Supply is greatly constrained. And fuel prices are down sharply (about 40 percent!) from a year ago.

June 5th, 2023 at 12:30 AM EDT

Transcon Trouble

It was a week of disappointment for American and JetBlue, who spent the time digesting the ramifications of a judicial order to end their northeast alliance. By all accounts, it…

May 30th, 2023 at 12:35 AM EDT

Icelandair Soars

We’ve now reached the point where most major airlines have published their first-quarter results. Singapore Airlines was among the carriers reporting last week, joining several other East Asian airlines near…

May 22nd, 2023 at 7:22 AM EDT

Anadolujet to the Fore

Ryanair is buying planes again. A lot of planes. The Irish LCC opted for Boeing’s largest narrowbodies on offer, its 737-10s. Ryanair ordered 150 of them, with options for another…

May 15th, 2023 at 12:35 AM EDT

Where Are My Planes

There’s lots of nervous talk about the trajectory of the global economy, perhaps with some justification given rising interest rates, banking stress, lingering inflation, ongoing geopolitical tensions, weak freight markets,…

May 8th, 2023 at 12:35 AM EDT

Vamos Volaris

Most U.S. airlines have now reported their first quarter results and frankly, they’re not pretty. Frontier and Allegiant have yet to announce. But among the country’s other nine publicly-traded non-regional…

May 1st, 2023 at 12:35 AM EDT