The Airline Weekly Lounge
By Airline Weekly Corp
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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?
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 87: Troubled no more?||Jet Airways had a pretty mediocre third quarter. Still, there are plenty of signs of hope for the often troubled airline. In fact, Jet has posted 10 consecutive profitable quarters. India’s low-cost carrier IndiGo, meanwhile,||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 86: An Easy Bet||European low-cost carrier easyJet isn’t doing as well as competing LCCs Ryanair and Wizz Air. But make no mistake: easyJet is doing well. The airline’s 20% operating profit margin for the April-through-September period puts it among the most profita||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 85: High-Flyin’ Ryan||The third quarter is usually a splendid time for airline profits in Europe, and this year has been no exception. Ryanair is more than surviving its recent bout of operational difficulties, having turned in a stellar earnings report.||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 84: Sound the Alarm?||With most of the U.S. airlines having reported third-quarter earnings, it’s now clear that rising revenues aren’t keeping up with rising costs. While every U.S. airline fell victim to this condition, some are weathering it better than others.||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 83: Solid Start||Despite being dinged by rising costs, Delta opened the third-quarter earnings season with its customary show of strength. Revenues rose 6% on just 2% growth, and it posted a 16% operating profit margin. While things aren’t quite as good in Europe,||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 82: Whoa Mexico||The food scene and the tequila are great in Mexico. The airline industry? Not so much—at least at the moment. Everybody lost money in the first quarter of 2017. In the second quarter, only one airline—VivaAerobus—did merely okay.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 81: Jet’s Rise||Jet Airways didn’t give up the ghost. Instead, it rose from the hospital bed and plodded toward recovery, and today the Indian airline is the proud owner of a profit streak of nine consecutive quarters. How did Jet avoid its near-death experience?||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 80: Dismay at Cathay||Cathay Pacific has seen all its oxygen sucked out of the room by the hyper growth of the Chinese carriers. Is there anything to be done? Sometimes waiting is the best option. Australia has two major airlines with two very different stories to tell.||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 79: Turkish Turnaround||After losing $300m in 2016 as a result of some horrific exposure to terrorism and political tumult, things are looking up for Turkish Airlines. In its second quarter, the airline posted a 5% operating profit margin and with that likely will turn a prof.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirline Weekly Lounge Episode 78: The United Weigh||United is still trailing its peers, but can it catch up? That’s the question we weigh first in this episode. In the second quarter, American Airlines bested United with a 16% operating margin versus United’s 14%.||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Nerdy as hell, but fascinating
I have no stake in or connection to the airline industry -- I just find it a fascinating industry to hear about. These guys are definitely worth listening to if you think airlines are interesting.
Wish it was daily
Nice wrap up of global airline scene delivered in light hearted manner.
This provides great information