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United Reports $1.6 Billion Second Quarter Loss

Chicago-based United Airlines released its second quarter earnings report on Tuesday afternoon, announcing a $1.6 billion net loss on approximately $1.5 billion in revenue. The revenue figure, which comes on the back of an 87.8% drop in total capacity, is 87.1% less than revenue in the second quarter of 2019. With its announcement Tuesday, United became the second U.S. carrier to report earnings for the period spanning April-June. Delta Air Lines last week revealed it had lost an adjusted $5.7…

Delta Reports Massive $7 Billion Loss in Second Quarter

Delta Air Lines this morning became the first U.S. airline to report second-quarter earnings. After a full three months full of depressed traffic and drastic cost-cutting measures coming on the heels of huge industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline reported a loss of $7 billion on revenue…

Opinion: Don’t Fault Airlines For Not Blocking the Middle Seat

Over the course of the past few months, airlines have taken a number of different measures to do their part to curb the spread of COVID-19. Most have mandated that passengers wear masks onboard. Some have scaled back their food and beverage services, as well as cut back their amenities…

The All-747 U.S. Airline? An Interview with Avatar Airlines’ Chief…

A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing the latest aviation news from around the internet. I was looking specifically at what I could find surrounding the Department of Transportation (DOT). And I stumbled across an article about Avatar Airlines. It's a name that rang a bell but didn't, of…

In Midst of Multi-Billion-Dollar Losses, SkyWest Posts First Quarter Profit

SkyWest Airlines — the St. George, Utah-based regional airline that operates flights on behalf of numerous large American carriers — announced its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, reporting a $30 million profit even as the country's largest airlines saw losses in the billions of dollars. The company, which did still see…

Looking At the Second Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

Last week, the first two of the four major U.S. airlines reported their first-quarter earnings. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced a loss of $607 million and United Airlines announced a whopping $2.1 billion loss for the same time period. Originally, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — the two Dallas/Fort-Worth-headquartered competitors…

Looking At the First Half of Major U.S. Airlines’ Earnings

This week marks one of the first opportunities American investors and the public will have to see just how the airline industry is suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The four largest U.S. carriers are all set to release their first-quarter earnings this week. United Airlines' numbers first…

Boeing Continues to Tumble Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Boeing lost 150 orders for its 737 MAX aircraft in March, the carrier announced on Tuesday. The drastic fall in orders comes as airlines continue to suffer, some completely halting flights as worldwide demand approaches zero. Now more than a year into its grounding after a March 2019 crash —…

Debate Over Refunds for Canceled Flights Emerges

Less than a week after releasing preliminary terms for airlines receiving aid from the U.S. government, the Department of Transportation (DOT) filed another memo for airlines on April 3, this one mandating airlines continue to provide refunds per previous guidance, even in the wake of the economic and travel industry…

Regional Carrier Compass Airlines Operates Final Flight

Three hours and 32 minutes after pushing back from the gate at Tulsa International Airport, Compass flight 6047 pulled into a gate for the final time. Arriving at Los Angeles International Airport nine minutes ahead of schedule, the American Eagle-colored Embraer 175 and the crew and passengers inside were the…