Slow Monday

Hello all. I’m sitting here twiddling my thumbs, waiting for this week’s issue of PlaneBusiness Banter to be posted. I’m done with my part. Just waiting for the editor person to give me the all clear to hit the “post” button.

Actually it’s a bit more complicated than that, but you get the idea.

Was just nosing around the airline news from this weekend and today. That certainly didn’t take long.

After last week’s news-a-minute pace — today seems slower than a herd of turtles.

For those of you who are PlaneBusiness Banter subscribers, (and if you aren’t you should be), this is our final earnings issue for the quarter as this week I take a long look at the earnings announced by our two Canadian things with wings — WestJet and Air Canada.

One thing I have to say for Sean Durfy, CEO of WestJet. He sure knows how to get your attention. He opened up the airline’s earnings call by saying, “Our focus right now is navigating the short-term environment to achieve our long-term plans of becoming one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.”