Qantas reported a best-ever annual result. Not bad for a company that’s 95 years old. And not bad for a company that was barely breaking even just a few years ago. Virgin Australia, on the other hand, with a 2% operating margin, isn’t breaking any records—well, any records you’d want to break, that is.
And then across the Tasman Sea is Air New Zealand… way out there… all alone… with nothing to keep it company except a whopping 15% operating margin. From there, things take a bad turn as we check in on a number of troubled carriers in the world. Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Gol and Nok Air all had tales of woe in the second quarter (although Gol’s tale of woe at least was a lot better than it was a year ago). Finnair is also doing better, but how good is that? And lastly, will Scott Kirby’s arrival at United give the airline enough star power to finally deliver on its vaunted potential?
A Tale of Two Quarters
JetBlue Wants Spirit
What’s Delta Planning at LAX?
What Oil Crisis?
What Happens to Russia’s Leased Fleet?
How Will Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Change Airlines and Aerospace?
What Will Business Travel Look Like This Year?
The ULCC Shakeup
Where Will Ryanair Put Its ’Gamechangers?’
Cathay Pacific Struggles
All the Hullaballoo Over 5G
Will Boeing Become The Junior Partner in The Duopoly?
Cancellations Mar Airlines’ Holidays
American’s New CEO
From Alpha to Omicron
Bonus Episode: American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and Next-Gen Business Travel
Bonus Episode: Winning Customers On Quality With United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby
Past The Inflection Point?
Brazil‘s Airlines Surge
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