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CEOs Defend Tech Systems and 5 Other Aviation Trends This Week

These are the aviation trends we were talking about this week.

1 week ago

Argentina’s Airports Are Getting Upgrades to Help Lure More International Carriers

Argentina is doing right by investing in its airports before it allows more international competition. On the other hand, it has a population teeming to travel that wants to have choices available in other Latin American countries.

1 week ago

Can the New CEO of Air France-KLM Help the Airline Group Soar Again?

Some investors are betting on a turnaround at Air France-KLM but with the airline facing both external and internal headwinds, it looks like it is going to be an uphill struggle.

1 week ago

Finally, Some Airlines Are Optimistic About South America

It looks like Latin America has finally hit rock-bottom for airlines. But it will be some time before airlines are making major profits in South America.

1 week ago

Delta Air Lines Falling Out of Favor With Some Investors

Investor sentiment aside, Delta is doing fine. Profits remain high, and the airline is well run. Plus, while its stock is down, Delta's market capitalization remains $8.5 billion more than American's and $11.4 billion more than United's.

1 week ago

Southwest Airlines Adds Standby Perks for Elite Frequent Flyers

Southwest just made traveling standby easier for elite members of its Rapid Rewards Program. Perhaps there is a good reason to fly that carrier for business travel.

1 week ago

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Keep in mind the Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 essentially will be niche aircraft for trans-Atlantic flights. Neither has the range to fly much beyond the shortest long-haul routes.

2 weeks ago

Airline Giants Eye Avianca as Smart Latin American Foothold

Airlines know that Latin America may be down right now, but they also know that it will be up soon, and now is the time to get better positioned for the better days.

2 weeks ago

JetBlue’s CFO Is Retiring After 5 Years

Tripling growth in five years isn't a bad legacy to be associated with.

2 weeks ago

3 Airline CEOs Defend the Complexity of the Industry’s Technology Systems

There's a bit of blaming the victim (the consumer) in these words. Few in the airline industry think carriers have solved their technology woes, so passengers can expect intermittent outages to continue for the foreseeable future.

2 weeks ago

Alaska Airlines Beats Hawaiian for Best On-Time Rating Among U.S. Carriers in July

A month without Hawaiian at the top of this ranking is a strange one indeed. But this month's list is another reminder of Alaska's clear ambitions to try to dominate the U.S. west coast.

2 weeks ago

China’s Booming Middle Class Is Good News for Boeing and Airlines

An emerging middle class is great news not just for the manufacturer, but for airlines, hotels, destinations, and — most of all — those that emerge.

2 weeks ago