If the UK economy moves into recession, companies will look to slash their corporate travel budget. Full service carriers like British Airways are likely to take the bigger hit, which could benefit low-cost airlines like easyJet.
It looks like International Airlines Group knew it what it was doing last year when it acquired Aer Lingus.
IAG stock is relatively cheap now so, it makes sense that Qatar Airways took this chance to add to its shares in the company.
Willie Walsh sees a $2 billion shortfall because of fuel purchases in U.S. dollars as "very technical, mechanical." Ya, the Great Depression was merely a correction too.
Two of Great Britain's largest airline companies fear the Brexit will be bad for business, as passengers may cut back on travel.
If not for Europe's limits on foreign ownership, Qatar Airways and other gulf carriers would undoubtedly have an even larger presence across the continent.
Until the Open Skies debacle gets resolved, Qatar Airways' stake in IAG, particularly for its North American routes, is its way to benefit from lucrative transatlantic routes.
BA is the envy of every European airline right now.
The three airlines are already Oneworld members but this new codeshare agreement would take cooperation to a wholly different level.
British Airways is the only legacy carrier in Europe that seems to have a handle on the unique challenges they are facing.