The Airline Weekly Lounge Podcast

Flybe

A Mess in Mexico: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 110

More and more people are traveling by air in Mexico, but Mexico’s airlines continue to struggle. All four of its main carriers had a disappointing 3rd quarter, which is historically…
British Airways

Happy at Heathrow: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 109

Of Europe’s “Big Three” airline groups, International Airlines Group (IAG) continues to significantly outperform the other two, namely Air France/KLM and Lufthansa Group. A big part of IAG’s success is…
Alitalia

Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 107: Amazing Race

Delta is doing a remarkable job keeping pace with rapidly rising costs. Sure, the airline’s third-quarter fuel bill rose 35% year over year. But rising revenues offset enough of those…
Aer Lingus

Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 103: Canadian Conundrum

Thanks to rising costs, it’s no surprise profits have declined at Air Canada and WestJet. But rising costs alone don’t explain how these Canadian carriers continue to consistently underperform their…
American

Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 101: Delta Holds Up Well

Rising costs aren’t keeping Delta down. Delta overcame a 33% year-over-year increase in fuel costs to produce more than $1.2b in net profits (excluding special items) and a handsome 16%…