PlaneBusiness Banter Now Posted!

home-typewriter copy 1Hello everyone. It’s that time again. Time for another mega-earnings issue of PlaneBusiness Banter. This week we take long looks at the recent 2Q13 earnings announced by JetBlue, Allegiant, Spirit, and Alaska Air Group. I know — a really varied group!

In addition, we update you on the quarter numbers just released by Virgin America. Hark….is that the sound of a profit I hear? Yep. The airline posted a profit for 2Q13. Is this sustainable? We talk more about the airline’s numbers and how they got there.

Both Travelport and Amadeus posted nice numbers for 2Q13 as well. We give you the highlights of those as well.

In other news, we update you on the latest NTSB news concerning the Southwest Airlines accident at LGA, and we, along with everyone else, continue to await the final piece of the merger puzzle between American Airlines and US Airways — DOJ approval.

As of tonight, the hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane’s courtroom is still scheduled for next week — on the 15th.

All this, and much, much, more in this week’s edition of PlaneBusiness Banter.