Two leading sources of airline analysis are predicting that 2019 is going to be a tough year. IBA.aero has this insight. And Ishka has this insight. As Ishka’s Eddy Pieniazek succinctly notes, “Nearly 20% of the airlines tracked by Ishka are entering 2019 with a negative outlook on their financials”. IBA offers this statement: “Whilst raising interest rates will indicate an improving economy and should improve lease yield, a strengthening dollar will hinder airline profitability and bankruptcies will follow”.
In 2018 we saw several big airlines go under; well known brands like airBerlin and Monarch. But also startups like Primera. Low cost carriers have the thinnest margins and are least able to withstand shocks – especially from an oil price spike. But LCCs like Ryanair, with strong balance sheets have the resources to buy hedges. They also have the bank accounts to withstand shocks.
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