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The Declining ME3

The results are grim. Etihad reported a loss of $1.9bn.  Emirates announced its first decline in profits in five years.  And Qatar is besieged and indications are to expect it to report 30% lower revenues because of the neighboring countries blockade of airspace. ...

Qatar Airways buys another airline stake

Today it emerged that Qatar Airways has bought another stake in an airline.  This time it spent $662m on a near 10% stake in Cathay Pacific.  The move by the airline follows a pattern as the table illustrates. We can expect a move in India soon, too. The green boxes...

Aer Lingus eyeing A321LRs?

News from Bloomberg suggests that AerLingus is about to announce a decision to select the Airbus A321LR to replace its Boeing 757s.  These 757s are primarily used to connect Ireland and US east coast cities.  The Boeing 757 is a remarkable aircraft that enjoyed great...

The Brazilian Airline Rush is On

Brazil just approved 100% foreign ownership of airlines, up from the previous maximum of 20%.  This presents an opportunity for foreign carriers to increase investment in a currently troubled economy with strong future potential.  Currently the Brazilian airline...