Yours truly is in town for Delta Air Lines’ roll out of their new Terminal 4 at JFK Friday. Today, I made my way over to the Wings Club, where Delta Air Lines’ CEO Richard Anderson spoke to a packed house.
And yes, we’re all drinking Coca-Cola. And eating moon pies.
Well, maybe not.
This week in PlaneBusiness Banter we take an in-depth look at the recent earnings calls from Air Canada and WestJet. Ryanair also announced record annual earnings (through Mar.31) this week.
Meanwhile, this week United Airlines re-launched the 787 into passenger service. And, just in case anyone had forgotten about their operation in Newark, (as a result of the media onslaught involving the Delta T4 rollout this week) United also announced a $150 million upgrade to its Terminal C facility at Newark.
SkyWest announced a new aircraft order this week. The airline announced it firm orders for 40 76-seat E175 aircraft with two-class cabins. The aircraft will fly under new 12-year contracts for United Airlines.
We also take a look at the March DOT Air Travel Consumer Report. We had a lot of hot competition in many of the categories this month — was fun to dissect.
The airline sector had a pretty good week on Wall Street. And those shares of bankrupt AMR just keep going and going and going. We give a shout out this week to the JP Morgan dynamic analyst duo of Jamie Baker and Mark Streeter. They made the AAMRQ call more than two months ago — and the shares have, for the most part, never looked back.
All this — and more — in this week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter.