The Airline Weekly Lounge
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Every Wednesday the editors of Airline Weekly discuss a few of the week’s more interesting developments within the commercial airline industry. In keeping with Airline Weekly’s style, conversation generally centers on one question: How do you make money in this industry? .
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Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 61: Worse, but still good
5 days ago
Rising labor costs at Delta dented its fourth quarter results significantly—but not enough to prevent the airline from posting a terrific profit for 2016. And the big story within the story is that revenues have stopped falling. All in all, Delta remains bullish, which is a nice way to kick off earnings season. Also in this episode, we consider a rumored Etihad-Lufthansa merger. One airline that certainly doesn’t need a merger is Volaris, but how worried should it be about U.S.-Mexico relations? And in India, Go Air, Indigo and now SpiceJet all have placed fairly big aircraft orders. Are they too ambitious? And is Jet Airways, which doesn’t have as many aircraft on order, being too cautious? Click here to subscribe to podcast.–Jason Cottrell
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