Past Issues

U.S. Earnings Highlights

Reliving bad memories is never pleasant. But Southwest Airlines didn’t have much of a choice as it faced a barrage of hostile questions about its holiday fiasco. How did it…

February 13th, 2023 at 12:38 AM EST

Mideast Goes Low Cost

The earnings parade marches on. More airlines reported their calendar fourth results last week, including Japan’s two major airlines. In a break with pre-Covid norms, ANA is now outperforming its…

February 6th, 2023 at 12:38 AM EST

Wizz Air Stumbles

With earnings season in full swing, we now have a clear picture of airline trends in the U.S. The Big Three — American, Delta, and United — all performed admirably…

January 30th, 2023 at 12:35 AM EST

United Confronts New Realities

Polite. Complimentary. Respectful. Nobody would use these adjectives to describe Scott Kirby’s attitude toward low-cost airlines. The United Airlines chief showed up for the company’s fourth quarter earnings call with…

January 23rd, 2023 at 12:32 AM EST

Air New Zealand CEO on the Kiwi Comeback

Are airlines seeing any signs that extremely strong demand is weakening? It’s something everyone’s closely watching for as carriers begin reporting their fourth quarter results. Delta kicked things off on…

January 17th, 2023 at 12:30 AM EST

The German Exception

Southwest has long been viewed as the gold standard for airline customer service. But not this time. For the airline and millions of its passengers, 2022 ended in misery. Dallas-based…

January 9th, 2023 at 12:30 AM EST

Delta’s Promise

As 2022 nears its end, two giants of the U.S. airline industry are glowing with optimism. United expressed its bullishness with a giant Boeing aircraft order — more 787s and…

December 19th, 2022 at 12:32 AM EST

Southwest’s Air Jordan

Things are feeling pretty good in airline world. Demand across most markets remains strong, and fares are high. And now, the cost outlook is suddenly looking much, much better. Fuel…

December 12th, 2022 at 12:40 AM EST

Slot Machine

Last week ended with West Texas Intermediate oil prices roughly at the $80 mark, a reasonably comfortable level for airlines. If the reason for cheaper oil, of course, is a…

December 5th, 2022 at 12:45 AM EST

Dutch Dilemma

What do airlines and Taylor Swift have in common? Their tickets are exceedingly expensive right now.  

November 28th, 2022 at 12:45 AM EST