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    Masks Are Now Optional on U.S. Airlines — Will It Last?

    A federal judge has struck down the mask mandate on airlines — does that mean that passengers are no longer required to wear masks on flights? The latest TSA update.
    By Anna Quintana
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    Transportation & Logistics

    Why Is JetBlue Canceling Flights? The Real Reason, Revealed

    Travelers beware, JetBlue flight cancellations are on the rise and will continue throughout the summer. Why has JetBlue been forced to cancel flights?
    By Jennifer Farrington
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    News

    JetBlue and American Airlines Formed an Alliance, Not a Merger

    Did JetBlue merge with American Airlines? Not quite. The two carriers have partnered for flights that they offer in the northeastern U.S.
    By Danielle Letenyei
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue’s unit cost growth: Employee costs up, lower productivity

    Salary, wages, and benefits increased as a result of higher wage rates. Airlines have also had to increase headcount to adhere to the new Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA) regulations on flight, duty, and rest.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Analysts Fall Out of Love with Southwest Airlines?

    Out of the 18 analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV), 11 analysts (61.1%) have a “buy” recommendation on the stock versus 71% analysts that had a “buy” recommendation on Southwest in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Helped Alaska Air Group Drive its 2Q15 Earnings?

    Adding newer destinations Alaska Air Group (ALK) added a number of new routes in the second quarter of 2015, such as: Boise to Reno Eugene to San Jose, California Los Angeles to Baltimore Los Angeles to Gunnison–Crested Butte Los Angeles to Monterey Los Angeles to San Jose, Costa Rica Portland to Austin Seattle to Charleston […]

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Estimating American Airlines’ earnings growth

    Apart from improved operational efficiencies, American has outperformed its peers in pre-tax margin (excluding special items) improvement in the first half of 2014 to 8.7% from 4.1% in the previous year.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Delta Air Lines’ key strategy to increase shareholder returns

    Capital expenditure is generally high in the airline industry. Delta manages to keep it low through its strategy of buying used aircraft.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    More Analysts Have Turned Positive on Alaska Air Group

    Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) consensus 12-month target price is $80.55, which indicates a 15.2% return potential on October 10, 2016.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Delta Air Lines’ second quarter earnings

    Today, Delta is one of the largest airlines in U.S. providing transportation services for passengers and cargo—it serves almost 165 million customers each year to 225 domestic and 97 international destinations.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are 2016’s Rising Airfares Here to Stay?

    Since airlines across the industry have been forecast to beat record profits achieved in 2015, consumers have expected a further fall in airfares.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    United sees major improvement in 3Q14 fuel cost efficiency

    United achieved significant fuel cost savings during 3Q14 in the form of lower purchase costs and improved fuel efficiency.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    The must-know drivers of air cargo growth for US airlines

    According to the IATA, global air freight volume has increased by 4.5%. Capacity, measured by available freight ton kilometers (or AFTK), increased by 3.5% year-over-year in August 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why JetBlue’s cash position has improved

    As of December 2013, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) had cash and cash equivalents of $225 million. JetBlue’s cash position has improved by 24% from $182 million in 2012.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Airfares Continue to Decline in 2016?

    According to a study by Expedia, airfares fell by about 5% in 2015. Despite this decline, passenger complaints are on the rise. Many consumer leaders also lobbied for airfare reductions.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Did FedEx Grow into One of the Largest Logistics Giants?

    In the international arena, FedEx primarily competes with DHL, United Parcel Service (UPS), and foreign postal authorities.

    By Samuel Prince
  • Industrials

    Why United Continental’s high-cost structure affects its margins

    In 2013, almost 57% of United’s (UAL) $37,030 million total operating costs comprised fuel costs (33%) and salaries (23%), compared to Delta’s 46%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Consumer

    American Airlines gets significantly lower position in Appaloosa

    Appaloosa Management significantly lowered its position in American Airlines (AAL) in the third quarter that ended in September 2014. The position accounts for 3.81% of the fund’s total third-quarter portfolio.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Industrials

    Changes in the US airline industry’s competitive landscape

    The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 removed all regulations governing the airline routes, airfares, entry, and exit of commercial airlines. Earlier, this was controlled by the Civil Aeronautics Board (or CAB). Airfares and all other factors would be determined by demand and supply market forces.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    US airline industry: Summary of share prices and valuations

    Southwest outperformed all its peers. Its share price increased 2.6% to $33.77 in September. That said, year-to-date results are positive overall.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Are Analysts Expecting JetBlue Airways’s Revenue to Grow in 2Q16?

    Analysts are estimating 2Q16 revenue of ~$1.7 billion for JetBlue Airways (JBLU), which is a year-over-year increase of 2.2%.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Higher passenger and ancillary revenue drive growth

    JetBlue’s operating revenue increased by 6% to $1,529 million in 3Q14. The company states that its on-time performance was impacted by congestion in the air space.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How American Airlines Stock Reacted to Its Guidance Update

    American Airlines (AAL) stock rose almost 0.94% on September 12, the day of its traffic release.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Views on Delta Air Lines after Its Traffic Release

    Analyst upgrades Delta Air Lines (DAL) has already received four downgrades since its traffic release yesterday. Imperial Capital reduced its target price from $54 to $50, Deutsche Bank has reduced its target price from $62 to $59, Cowen & Co. has reduced its target price from $66 to $60, and UBS has reduced its target […]

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Key growth trends in airline passenger traffic by region

    Global passenger traffic has increased by 5.8% year-over-year during the first eight months of 2014. Europe (29.7%), Asia-Pacifc (29.2%), and North America (25%) comprise ~85% of global market share by passenger traffic.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Wall Street Analysts View the Major Airlines

    Among the seven major carriers, most analysts seem to favor Delta Air Lines (DAL), which has a “buy” rating from 87.5% of the analysts.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Can Spirit Airlines Maintain Its Industry-Leading Margins?

    Spirit Airlines’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margin is expected to fall to 24.2% in 2016, compared to 26.8% in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Did Delta’s Guidance Cut Prompt a Losing Streak for Airlines?

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) stock fell 3.5% after its traffic release on September 5, 2017. The negativity has spread to other players.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Airlines Capacity Growth Outpaces Demand, Load Factor Drops

    Decreasing load factors across the airline industry mean that airlines are not able to fill up their seats as fast as they are adding seats. This justifies investor fears of overcapacity.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Southwest’s airport development initiatives and network expansion

    Modernization and development of airports Southwest is  involved in the management of various airport development initiatives. Few of them include Southwest entered into an agreement with Broward Country, Florida in 2013 to manage the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International airport’s Terminal 1 modernization project. Entered into an agreement with city of Houston to expand the Houston […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airline Industry Demand Continues to Grow in August

    The demand for air travel experienced considerable growth in the month of August, driven by traditional vacation travel as well as lower fares of major air carriers.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Looking at Investing in JetBlue, Even without Dividends

    JetBlue is in its growth phase and prefers to utilize its cash receipts to fund business growth and reduce debt levels. JetBlue currently pays no dividends.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Southwest’s Demand Growth Enough to Fill Its Added Capacity?

    In November 2017, Southwest Airlines’ (LUV) traffic grew 3.4% year-over-year (or YoY). This growth was higher than its capacity growth of 2.5% YoY in the same month.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Airline Relative Valuations: What Is Priced In?

    The airline industry is capital-intensive, with high levels of depreciation and amortization and varying degrees of debt and operating leases. To neutralize these factors, we use the EV-to-EBITDA ratio to value airline stocks.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Investors Should Know about Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) is the third largest domestic airline in the US. The company serves more than 170 million customers each year across the globe.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Miscellaneous

    Alaska Air Group Completes Virgin America Merger

    On April 4, 2016, Alaska Air Group (ALK) announced its acquisition of Virgin America for $57 per share in cash, which amounted to $2.6 billion.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for Southwest Airlines

    Right now, 36.8% of the analysts tracking Southwest Airlines (LUV) stock have given it “strong buy” ratings. Another 52.6% of analysts have “buy” ratings on the stock.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airlines Passenger Yield Continues to Decline in August 2015

    Passenger yield declined by 8% year-over-year for August 2015 to 15.3 cents from 16.6 cents. This is the highest decline since the start of the year.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Spirit Airlines: An Introduction to a Low-Cost Pioneer

    Spirit Airlines (SAVE) is headquartered in Miramar, Florida. It’s a pioneer of ultra-low-cost carrier or ULCC airlines.

    By Sam Matthews
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    Earnings Report

    Why Does JetBlue Stock Continue to See Positive Momentum?

    JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) is the only airline stock in the industry to have gained more than 50% in 2015.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Overview: American Airlines Group Inc.

    American Airlines (AAL) is now the largest airline as measured by Available Seat Miles (or ASMs) with a 26% market share.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    What Does Southwest Airlines’s Current Valuation Tell Us?

    Southwest Airlines’s (LUV) current valuation is slightly lower than its average valuation of 4.8x since October 2008.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Airways’ Stock Soars after Its 2Q16 Earnings Release

    On July 26, JetBlue reported a 2Q16 revenue increase of 1.9% YoY to ~$1.6 billion. Its EPS also jumped by a strong 20.5% YoY to $0.53 in 2Q16.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why the end of the Wright Amendment helps Southwest

    With the repeal of the Wright Amendment on October 13, 2014, the company immediately launched nonstop flights to seven destinations. This was the largest single-day expansion in Southwest’s history.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why Southwest expanded domestic and international service

    Two of AirTran’s services to San Juan and Puerto Rico were already added to Southwest’s network in April, 2014.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Delta Air Line’s key operating segments and geographic segments

    Delta Air Lines (DAL) derives 65.8% of its revenue from the passenger segment, 2.5% from the cargo segment, and 10.3% from other sources.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Spirit Airlines’ Stock Has Lost 40% of Its Value in 5 Months

    The problems for Spirit Airlines (SAVE) started in early May, when the company ended up canceling hundreds of flights.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street Analyst Recommendations for JetBlue Airways

    Currently, 13.3% (or two) of the analysts tracking JetBlue Airways (JBLU) stock have a “strong buy” rating. About 40.0% (or six) of them have a “buy” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Airways: What Are Analysts’ Recommendations?

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is expected to release its 2Q16 earnings on July 26. According to an analyst consensus, JBLU is expected to earn $0.49 in 2Q16, compared to earnings per share of $0.44 in 2Q15.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    United Continental on the Street: Analyst Recommendations

    As of June 9, four of the analysts (25%) tracking United Continental (UAL) had a “strong buy” recommendation on the stock, while five (31.3%) had a “buy.”

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks: Key Indicators to Watch

    After crude oil prices, labor costs are the largest part of an airline’s expenses. Pilot strikes and shortages continue to present problems.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts’ Estimates for Delta’s Margin Suggest Limited Expansion

    Delta Air Lines’ EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) margins are expected to have improved to 21% in 2015 as compared to 10% in 2014.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Estimating for Spirit Airlines in 2016?

    Of the 15 analysts rating Spirit Airlines’ stock, 80% (12 analysts) have a “buy” rating, 20% (three analysts) have a “hold” rating, and none of the analysts have a “sell” rating.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Why the American-US Airways merger was conditional

    The combined entity’s share in the Washington Reagan Airport (or DCA) would be as high as 68% and its share in New York LaGuardia would be 33%.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Overview: Does American have funds to pay debts and expansion?

    Although all operating and performance metrics of AAG has shown improvement after the merger, leverage is one area that needs considerable improvement.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    What Are Analysts Estimating for UAL in 2016?

    UAL’s consensus 12-month target price is $77.38, which indicates a 65.6% return potential.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Earnings Report

    Why Union Pacific’s Operating Margin Contracted in 3Q17

    Union Pacific’s reported a 4.5% rise in overall operating revenues in 3Q17, but its operating expenses totaled $3.4 billion—up 6% from $3.2 billion in 3Q16.

    By Samuel Prince
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Labor costs offset lower fuel costs as airlines boost hiring

    There has been a recent substantial increase in profit-sharing expenses related to the employees, as the profitability of major US airlines increased.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    Could Alaska Air Group’s Margin Expand in 2017?

    In 1Q17, Alaska Air Group’s (ALK) EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) is expected to fall 5.8% to $385 million.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    Must-know: Delta kept its fuel cost lower than its peers

    Delta’s (DAL) fuel price per gallon of $2.93 in 2Q14 was the lowest among its peers—all of its competitors including American (AAL), United (UAL), Southwest (LUV), and JetBlue (JBLU) had a fuel price per gallon between $3.02 and $3.09.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Airlines sell more tickets, report higher October passenger yield

    The dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies rose 2.24% in October to $7.5 billion.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Earnings Report

    What Can Investors Expect from JetBlue in 2Q15?

    JetBlue’s operating income grew to $253 million for 1Q15, representing enormous growth from 1Q14’s $41 million in operating income.

    By Ally Schmidt
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    Consumer

    What Will Southwest Airlines’ Q2 Results Show?

    Southwest Airlines is set to report its second-quarter earnings tomorrow. Southwest has been favored by analysts because of its strong balance sheet.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    JetBlue Airways Announces Growth Plans amid COVID-19 Crisis

    On June 18, to support revenue recovery, JetBlue announced that it will add 30 domestic routes, especially in its leisure markets.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    JetBlue Airways Reports Q1 Earnings, Discusses 2020 Outlook

    JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on May 7. So far, 2020 has been bad for the airline industry.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Spirit Airlines Reports Q1 Losses, Plans to Cut Costs

    Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on Thursday. The company’s first-quarter revenue missed the estimates.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    JetBlue Airways’ Q1 Earnings: Losses Could Rise in 2020

    JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) will likely report its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on May 7 after the market opens.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Analysts Expect American Airlines to Report Higher Q1 Losses

    American Airlines will likely report its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on April 30. Analysts aren’t hopeful about the first-quarter results.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Southwest Airlines’ Q1 Losses Were Lower than Expected, Stock Rose 2%

    Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) reported its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 on April 28. The loss was lower than analysts’ expectations.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    Southwest Airlines Could Report Losses in Its Q1 Earnings

    Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) will likely report its results for the first quarter of 2020 after the market opens on Tuesday.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Consumer

    United Airlines Will Sell 22 Planes to BOC Aviation amid COVID-19

    United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) has fallen 3.7% in pre-market trading as of 7:03 AM ET today. The airline industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks Crash, Face Turbulence amid Coronavirus

    Airline stocks fell significantly on Thursday. More coronavirus cases led to travel restrictions and a big drop in demand.

    By Sirisha Bhogaraju
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    Industrials

    Boeing, Buffett, and Billions: Is the Moat Intact?

    Yesterday, Boeing rose 0.41% on rumors that Warren Buffett might buy into the beleaguered plane maker. At 10:27 AM today, it was up about 1% at $334.62.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Industrials

    2019 Went to Airbus—Can Boeing Catch Up in 2020?

    It’s no surprise that Airbus beat Boeing in 2019 deliveries. Last year, the European aircraft maker’s deliveries rose 8% year-over-year to 863 planes.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Industrials

    United Airlines Stock Gains on Evercore Rating Upgrade

    United Airlines (UAL) stock gained nearly 2% on Thursday. Evercore ISI analyst Duane Pfennigwerth upgraded the stock to “outperform” from “in-line.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Low-entry barriers intensify competition in airline industry

    Short-term outlook above expectations The IATA (International Air Transport Association) has revised its forecast upwards on global airline profitability after the free fall of crude oil prices in the second half of 2014. Global net profit for 2014 is now estimated at $19.9 billion, higher than $18 billion projected in June. Profitability is expected to […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Industrials

    Boeing-Embraer Deal on EU Radar: Is Trump to Blame?

    Boeing and Embraer are pushing for a joint venture. In a $4.2 billion deal, Boeing is to buy 80% of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Industrials

    Airbus Gets 100-Aircraft Order from Spirit Airlines

    Airbus received firm orders for its 100 A320neo family aircraft from the US-based low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (SAVE).

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    United Taps Airbus over Boeing for New Aircraft Orders

    United Airlines has chosen Airbus for its new aircraft requirements. On December 3, it placed orders for 50 new long-range, single-aisle Airbus A321XLRs.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Airline Stocks Fall after Trump Warns of Trade Deal Delay

    Airline stocks fell sharply yesterday after Donald Trump warned that a trade deal with China may be delayed. Trump said, “I have no deadline.”

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Comp: JetBlue’s Leverage Ratio Falls Towards Peers

    The airline industry is a capital-intensive industry and thus airline companies have substantial debt on their balance sheets.

    By Ally Schmidt
  • Industrials

    United expands presence in international markets with new routes

    United’s capacity growth is concentrated in the Pacific and Latin American markets. United has the most extensive Pacific service compared to all other US airlines.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    United’s capital expenditure and fleet management strategies

    For each 50-seat aircraft that it replaces, United expects its profitability to improve by $1 million.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Southwest’s latest flight paths soar beyond borders

    Southwest’s first five international routes were launched this year. Flights to Oranjestad, Aruba, Nassau and Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and Montego Bay, Jamaica were launched on July 1, 2014. Flights to San Jose del Cabo and Cancun, Mexico started in August, as scheduled.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Must-know update on Southwest’s fleet activity in 3Q14

    Low-cost carriers such as Southwest and JetBlue operate fewer aircraft types than do legacy carriers. Southwest’s single fleet strategy has helped it maintain is low-cost competitive advantage by reducing maintenance and training costs.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Assessing the key drivers of global airline industry growth

    There was an overall increase in worldwide passenger traffic and capacity in August. Passenger capacity increase of 5.5% year-over-year and was driven by strong growth in the international market.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why fewer aircraft deliveries in August slowed capacity growth

    Airlines increase capacity by adding more aircraft to their fleet. In August, as we saw in Part 2 of this series, the rate of growth in capacity was lower compared to demand growth.

    By Teresa Cederholm
  • Industrials

    Why yield is another key driver for airline revenue

    Yield is the average fare per passenger per mile. Passenger revenue is calculated by multiplying revenue passenger miles (or RPM) by the yield.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Financials

    United Airlines launches a $949 million equipment trust certificate

    United Airlines (UAL), a leading passenger airline company in North America with a market capitalization of $15.9 billion, issued a $949.5 million enhanced equipment trust certificate.

    By Sandra Nathanson
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    Industrials

    JetBlue Stock: Analysts’ Ratings and Target Prices

    With a year-to-date return of 21.9%, JetBlue Airways (JBLU) stock is one of the airline industry’s top performers. Here are analysts’ views on the stock.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
  • Industrials

    Southwest’s returns on investment and valuation

    Southwest’s stock price has increased by 63.2% as the share price closed at $30.82 on August 18, 2014 from $18.8 in the beginning of the year. Apart from capital appreciation Southwest’s shareholders have also benefitted from a 50% increase in quarterly dividend from $0.04 per share to $0.06 per share from 2Q14. Southwest had earlier […]

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Airbus Trying to Leverage the Boeing MAX Fallout?

    French aircraft maker Airbus seems to be leveraging the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX fallout by expanding its aircraft production capacity in China.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    Airline Stocks: Have Q3 Results Eased Investors’ Fears?

    Airline stocks gained altitude in October. The third-quarter results eased investors’ concerns about the global economic slowdown and the MAX grounding.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
  • Industrials

    Delta’s investments in airports, joint ventures, and alliances

    Delta’s profitability in New York is expected to increase in 2014 as the company expands operations its in two major airports, LaGuardia and JFK.

    By Teresa Cederholm
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    JetBlue Up, Alaska Air Down after JPM Rating Change

    Today, JPMorgan Chase analyst Jamie Baker upgraded JetBlue (JBLU) stock to “overweight” from “neutral.” JPM also downgraded Alaska Air (ALK).

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MAX Crisis Costs Boeing Multi-Billion-Dollar Order Loss

    Last week, Boeing (BA) lost a multi-billion-dollar order to its arch-rival Airbus. There’s still uncertainty about the 737 MAX’s return.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Industrials

    How Did Airline Stocks Fare during Q3 Earnings Season?

    Airline stocks rose last week. Most of the companies reported better-than-expected third-quarter results. Notably, airline companies’ earnings beat the estimates.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Cannabis

    Get Real: Third-Quarter Roller Coaster

    In today’s Get Real, we saw that several third-quarter results are out and all over the board. We also have recommendations for stocks to watch going forward. 

    By Grace Nightingale
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    Earnings Report

    JetBlue Q3 Earnings Soar on High Revenues, Low Costs

    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) reported strong Q3 results today. Revenues and earnings beat analysts’ expectations and improved significantly year-over-year.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Acquisition a Solution to Southwest’s MAX Problems?

    A prominent Wall Street analyst believes that Southwest Airlines (LUV) could look for strategic solutions to its 737 MAX problems, including acquisition.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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