Oct. 20, 2014, 10:03 AM
- Fares on domestic flights are higher this year than a year ago, despite an increase in capacity across the sector, according to a forecast from Expedia EXPE.
- Thanksgiving flights showed a 17% increase on average to $467, while Christmas flights were up 2% to $493.
- A total of 21M Americans are expected to fly between October and December.
- The outlook could calm some fears that bookings or pricing are off with Ebola concerns cropping up in the U.S.
- Related stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV, SKYW, SAVE.
Oct. 15, 2014, 11:49 AM
- Airline stocks are under pressure again after a report indicates that the second hospital worker to contract Ebola in the Dallas region flew a commercial flight earlier this week.
- The group has been battered around on Ebola fears over the last few weeks, despite little indication of any impact on bookings so far.
- On watch: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV, SKYW, LFL, GOL, SAVE.
Oct. 15, 2014, 5:25 AM
- A second healthcare worker has contracted Ebola in the U.S.,
- The worker, a staff member at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was among those who looked after Thomas Duncan, who died of the virus earlier this month.
- More on Ebola
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- Airlines: DAL, AAL, UAL, SKYW, ALGT, HA, LUV
- Hotels: MAR, HLT, IHG, STAY, H, HOT, CHH
- Lodging REITS: AHT, SHO, LHO, INN
Oct. 14, 2014, 2:20 PM
- Airline stocks trade higher as Ebola fears ease off a bit and lower oil prices factor in.
- The sector has been volatile ever since the first Ebola case was reported in the U.S.
- Decliners: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +5.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +9.5%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.3%, SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) +5.5%, Allegiant Travel (NASDAQ:ALGT) +4.2%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +4.2%.
Oct. 13, 2014, 3:36 PM
Oct. 9, 2014, 9:49 AM
- Select airline stocks stage an early rally, led by a big pop for United Continental (UAL +6.2%) following its report on Q3 PRASM gains.
- There's some commentary from Wall Street on the sector which is also contributing to sentiment: UAL has been added to the Focus List at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley is calling for gains for the majors.
- Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.7%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +1.5%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +1.0%, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) +0.7%.
Oct. 9, 2014, 9:14 AM
Oct. 9, 2014, 8:38 AM
- United Continental (NYSE:UAL) reports consolidated revenue passenger miles fell 0.2% in September on tighter capacity.
- The company's load factor improved 20 bps to 82.9%.
- Q3 fuel costs are estimated at $3.01 per gallon.
- Q3 PRASM rose 3.5%-4.0%, according to a fresh 8-K from UAL.
- UAL +4.7% premarket to $45.90.
Oct. 3, 2014, 10:21 AM
- Airline stocks are in rally mode with gains up and down the sector.
- A strong note from Deutsche Bank on JetBlue is helping to swing sentiment. The investment firm added JBLU to its short-term buy list.
- The group is also benefiting from renewed confidence that the Ebola case in Texas is isolated.
- Oil prices are also cooperating nicely.
- Gainers: Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +2.2%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +5.5%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +4.6%, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) +3.0%, Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) +3.1%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +5.3%, Republic Airways (NASDAQ:RJET) +3.0%.
Oct. 3, 2014, 6:52 AM
- IATA reports total passenger traffic rose 5.9% Y/Y in August to top the 5.4% pace from the previous month.
- International traffic grew 6.7%, while domestic traffic was up 4.5%.
- Traffic for European carriers rose 6.8%, while capacity only grew at a 6.0% clip.
- The load factor fell during the month for North American carriers to 86.6% with capacity outrunning traffic.
- Traffic for Middle East carriers grew by 11.7% as more routes were added in the region.
- Related stocks: AAL, UAL, DAL, RYAAY, OTCPK:CPCAY, OTCPK:SINGY, CEA, ZNH, CPA, GOL, LFL, OTCPK:DLAKF, OTCPK:AIDIF, OTCPK:QUBSF, JBLU,ALK, HA, OTCPK:AIRYY, OTCPK:MLYAF, OTCQX:AFLYY, VLRS, LUV, RJET, SAVE, ALGT.
Oct. 2, 2014, 8:20 AM
- Airline stocks move higher in early trading after suffering a painful drop yesterday.
- The sector was grounded from fears stirred up by the Ebola case in Dallas.
- The CDC issued a statement later yesterday on its website indicating that newer airplanes have a cabin environment that is not conducive to the spread of most infectious diseases.
- Gainers: Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) +1.3%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) +1.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) +0.8%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) +0.8%.
Oct. 1, 2014, 8:19 AM
- Airline stocks are tilting lower after yesterday's report on the first case of Ebola in the U.S.
- Premarket: JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) -2.2%, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ:AAL) -1.8%, United Continental (NYSE:UAL) -1.6%, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) -1.9%, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) -1.5%., Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) -1.3%, Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ:SAVE) -1.4%.
Sep. 30, 2014, 11:06 AM
- Deutsche Bank thinks airline stocks could be range bound until 2015 as the recent sell-off in the sector covers lingering concerns on capacity.
- The investment firm sees upside as the modest growth plans from major carriers and lower fuel prices are factored into earnings estimates.
- Analyst Michael Linenberg taps Southwest Airlines (LUV +0.5%) and Spirit Airlines (SAVE -0.8%) to lead the sector turnaround next year.
- Other airline stocks: DAL, AAL, JBLU, UAL, ALK, HA, RJET, ALGT, LUV.
Sep. 16, 2014, 3:48 AM
- United Continental (NYSE:UAL) says it will pay eligible flight attendants up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout.
- The deal aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline, and will recall all 1,450 flight attendants on leave so they may request the severance payment or return to work.
- Problems of over-staffing at the airline increased after United retired some of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity.
Sep. 5, 2014, 5:21 PM
- Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) fell 1% today after Raymond James downgraded shares to Market Perform from Outperform, citing risk to 2015 earnings estimates from intensifying competitive capacity pressure.
- While Q1 2015 schedules are still preliminary, the firm predicts competitive seat capacity growth accelerating to 12% Y/Y from the already elevated ~6% Y/Y level over the previous six quarters.
- Meanwhile, rival Delta (NYSE:DAL) has shed more than 4% since it said Wednesday that revenues would be lower than it anticipated; Wolfe Research notes that DAL's PRASM is still growing faster than its CASM, which means margins are expanding, but the rate of margin change is likely to be slower than United Continental (NYSE:UAL) and American (NASDAQ:AAL) due to DAL's capacity choices.
Sep. 3, 2014, 5:43 AM
- After receiving antitrust approval in Japan, Lufthansa Cargo and All Nippon Airways are forming a freight services joint venture between Europe and Japan to reduce the costs of a stuttering cargo market.
- Lufthansa Cargo, the freight arm of Lufthansa (OTCQX:DLAKY), said earlier in the year that intends to launch its first partnership deal in 2014, with a second to follow in 2015.
- In July, Lufthansa entered talks with United Continental's (NYSE:UAL) cargo operations. The two airlines already collaborate on passenger routes.
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