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November 2019 issue

Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss another round of winter failures in the European market – including Thomas Cook's collapse.They also examine Virgin Atlantic's plans for a third runway at Heathrow after a rebranding of Flybe, the surprise LATAM-Delta tie-up and growth at China's airports as Beijing Daxing opens.FlightGlobal's executive director of content Max Kingsley-Jones then joins Graham to talk through this month's Airline Business cover interview with Emirates Airline's president Tim Clark.ANALYSIS: Airlines still feeling heat in European leisure markethttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-airlines-still-feeling-heat-in-european-le-461465/Flybe and widebody orders key to Virgin Atlantic's Heathrow aimshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/flybe-and-widebody-orders-key-to-virgin-atlantics-460957/INTERVIEW: Mark Anderson on foundations for Virgin Connecthttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-mark-anderson-on-foundations-for-virgin-461626/ANALYSIS: Why Brazil continues to upset global allianceshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-why-brazil-continues-to-upset-global-allia-461190/ANALYSIS: In Beijing Daxing, China pins 'big prosperity' hopehttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-in-beijing-daxing-china-pins-big-prosper-460873/INTERVIEW: Chongqing airport explains intercontinental ambitionshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-chongqing-airport-explains-intercontinent-461359/INTERVIEW: Emirates Airline president Tim Clarkhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-emirates-airline-president-tim-clark-461147/

36mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Airlines reel from coronavirus impact, plus latest on Boeing 737 Max

Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the impact of the coronavirus, which has been described by IATA as a “crisis” for the airline industry.Graham and Lewis consider markets across the world, including Italy’s, which has joined those in Asia and elsewhere in feeling a strong impact from the outbreak. They also look at IATA’s latest estimates for the virus’s economic impactThey then consider the recent collapses of Air Italy and Flybe – including the environmental dimension to any government intervention to rescue operators.Finally, Graham is joined by FlightGlobal’s Americas bureau chief Jon Hemmerdinger to discuss the latest on the Boeing 737 Max programme.Read more on the stories discussed:IATA flags up to $113 billion revenue hit from coronavirus ‘crisis’https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iata-flags-up-to-113-billion-revenue-hit-from-coronavirus-crisis/137101.articleCathay flags ‘substantial loss’ for first half of 2020https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/cathay-flags-substantial-loss-for-first-half-of-2020/137182.articleWhy strong Ryanair and Wizz February traffic offers few clues to coronavirus impacthttps://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/why-strong-ryanair-and-wizz-february-traffic-offers-few-clues-to-coronavirus-impact/137055.articleWhich airlines are most exposed to mainland China amid the coronavirus?https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/which-airlines-are-most-exposed-to-mainland-china-amid-the-coronavirus/136473.articleSpirited Flybe fails to conjure another great escapehttps://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/spirited-flybe-fails-to-conjure-another-great-escape/137105.articleCoronavirus downturn raises questions about demand for new passenger jetshttps://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/coronavirus-downturn-raises-questions-about-demand-for-new-passenger-jets/137130.articleBoeing’s new leaders may have what it takes to lead turnaround: analystshttps://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/boeings-new-leaders-may-have-what-it-takes-to-lead-turnaround-analysts/137042.articleCongress slams Boeing and FAA for alleged 737 Max failureshttps://www.flightglobal.com/airframers/congress-slams-boeing-and-faa-for-alleged-737-max-failures/137131.article

38mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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End-of-year (and decade) review

Join Graham Dunn, Lewis Harper and Max Kingsley-Jones as they look back on 2019 and the past decade, and forward to what 2020 might have in store for airlines.Why IATA is sounding a more optimistic note for airlines in 2020https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/why-iata-is-sounding-a-more-optimistic-note-for-airlines-in-2020/135745.articleDo high-profile failures tell the airline story of 2019?https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/do-high-profile-failures-tell-the-airline-story-of-2019/134612.article2019 airline year in reviewhttps://www.flightglobal.com/in-depth/2019-airline-year-in-review/134609.articleKey airline CEO appointments in 2019https://www.flightglobal.com/in-depth/key-airline-ceo-appointments-in-2019/134614.articleRyanair chief Michael O’Leary on group CEO role, strikes, 737 Max and environmental scrutinyhttps://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/michael-oleary-on-tackling-ryanairs-biggest-challenges/135845.articleHong Kong Airlines’ woes offer hard lessonshttps://www.flightglobal.com/analysis/hong-kong-airlines-woes-offer-hard-lessons/135811.article

47mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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May 2019 issue

Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, JetBlue Airways' transatlantic launch, the collapse of Wow Air, the impact of the Boeing 737 Max grounding, and the opening of Turkish Airlines' new mega-hub.Mavis Toh then joins the discussion to talk through this month's Airline Business cover interview with Juneyao Airlines chairman Wang Junjin.Jet Airways extends international suspensionhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jet-airways-extends-international-suspension-457503/OPINION: How does industry recover from 737 Max grounding saga?https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-how-does-industry-recover-from-737-max-grou-457454/SpiceJet to lease 16 additional 737-800shttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/spicejet-to-lease-16-additional-737-800s-457424/JetBlue converts to 13 A321LRs, commits to London servicehttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-converts-to-13-a321lrs-commits-to-london-se-457354/ANALYSIS: Turkey's new Istanbul airport opens at pivotal momenthttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-turkeys-new-istanbul-airport-opens-at-piv-457304/PICTURES: Turkish Airlines fleet arrives at new Istanbul airporthttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-turkish-airlines-fleet-arrives-at-new-ista-457285/

30mins

17 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Airlines ground fleets as IATA gives latest impact assessment

Graham and Lewis talk through the latest figures and thoughts from IATA as airlines across the world ground their fleets in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Graham is then joined by Asia-Pacific bureau chief Greg Waldron to talk through the specific impact on markets in that region – including some potentially positive developments in China.Read more of our coverage on flightglobal.com:Airline coronavirus story could go from ‘Apocalypse Now’ to ‘The Big Short’https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airline-coronavirus-story-could-go-from-apocalypse-now-to-the-big-short/137523.articleAirline passenger revenues to fall $252 billion in 2020 amid coronavirus: IATAhttps://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/airline-passenger-revenues-to-fall-252-billion-in-2020-amid-coronavirus-iata/137491.articleChina’s domestic airline market 'may be at turning point': IATAhttps://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/chinas-domestic-airline-market-may-be-at-turning-point-iata/137496.articleHow coronavirus could impact airliner fleets across the globehttps://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/how-coronavirus-could-impact-airliner-fleets-across-the-globe/137311.articleWizz warns full grounding a ‘distinct possibility’ as low-cost carriers pare backhttps://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/wizz-warns-full-grounding-a-distinct-possibility-as-low-cost-carriers-pare-back/137478.articleWeek of 16 March in review: North American carriers reel from coronavirus fallouthttps://www.flightglobal.com/air-transport/week-of-16-march-in-review-north-american-carriers-reel-from-coronavirus-fallout/137452.articleAll tunnel, no light for Asia-Pacific airlineshttps://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/all-tunnel-no-light-for-asia-pacific-airlines/137393.article

23mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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April 2019 issue

The Airline Business team discusses the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, ATC reform in Europe, tensions at Air France-KLM, transformation at Saudia and the demise of the A380Part 1Airlines worldwide affected by grounding of Boeing 737 Max A4E calls for ATC reform to combat congestion and reduce emissionsDutch intervention suggests Air France-KLM a long way from united frontEtihad reports swingeing losses as decision looms on Jet Airways https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-how-the-industry-has-reacted-to-the-ethiop-456688/ https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/oleary-joins-klm-europes-airline-chiefs-pick-fant-456435/Part 2How Jaan Albrecht is transforming Saudia in line with reforms in its home countryPart 3Why Airbus failed to secure enough airline interest in the A380https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-values-outlook-poor-for-a380-after-termina-455906/

33mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Paris air show wrap-up

Join Airline Business managing editor Lewis Harper and executive editor Graham Dunn as they take you through all the key airline-related developments at this year’s Paris air show.They discuss the orders from Wednesday and Thursday – including Airbus A321XLR commitments from Indigo Partners and American Airlines – and the biggest stories from the past few days in Le Bourget, including IAG's surprise letter of intent for 200 Boeing 737 Max jets.Indigo Partners signs for 50 A321XLRshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-indigo-partners-signs-for-50-a321xlrs-459158/Airbus lands marquee American A321XLR orderhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-airbus-lands-marquee-american-a321xlr-order-459191/Boeing reticent on Max brand's absence from IAG statementhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-boeing-reticent-on-max-brands-absence-from-i-459219/Airbus show total should restore positive net ordershttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-airbus-show-total-should-restore-positive-net-459220/Europe joins forces to meet climate change challengehttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-europe-joins-forces-to-meet-climate-change-ch-459193/Airbus's Faury defends widebody strategyhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-airbuss-faury-defends-widebody-strategy-459181/Frontier eyes Hawaii and Europe with A321XLRhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/paris-frontier-eyes-hawaii-and-europe-with-a321xlr-459170/

27mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Airlines grapple with coronavirus impact

The new edition of the Airline Business podcast is now available.Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss a tough – and, at times, perplexing – start to the year for airlines. If the industry thought it was getting some respite from a challenging first couple of weeks in 2020, fortunes quickly dipped again as the impact of the coronavirus began to be felt by airlines in China and beyond. At the same time, however, fuel prices are helpfully low, and a moderating of capacity growth continues to benefit the yield environment.Graham and Lewis also discuss the latest happenings at ailing UK carrier Flybe, and the strategy behind LOT Polish Airline’s purchase of German leisure carrier Condor. Airlines cut back China flights as WHO declares coronavirus a global emergencyhttps://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/airlines-cut-back-china-flights-as-who-declares-coronavirus-a-global-emergency/136458.articleWhich airlines are most exposed to mainland China amid the coronavirus?https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/which-airlines-are-most-exposed-to-mainland-china-amid-the-coronavirus/136473.articleWhat does LOT’s purchase of Condor mean for Europe’s airline market?https://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/what-does-lots-purchase-of-condor-mean-for-europes-airline-market/136377.articleRyanair renews attack on Flybe rescue dealhttps://www.flightglobal.com/strategy/ryanair-renews-attack-on-flybe-rescue-deal/136399.article

36mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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June 2019 issue

Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss acquisition fever in the Canadian market, the impact of the Jet Airways collapse, the financial fallout from the Boeing 737 Max grounding, the health of the long-haul low-cost sector, and the challenges faced by Europe's biggest budget operators.Ghim-Lay Yeo then joins the discussion to talk through this month's Airline Business cover interview with Spirit Airlines chief executive Ted Christie.Air Canada in talks to acquire Transat AThttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-canada-in-talks-to-acquire-transat-at-458232/ANALYSIS: Onex aims for WestJet growthhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-onex-aims-for-westjet-growth-458165/ANALYSIS: Alitalia's two years in administrative limbohttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-alitalias-two-years-in-administrative-lim-457813/Hinduja Group shows interest in Jet Airwayshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hinduja-group-shows-interest-in-jet-airways-458347/Virgin Atlantic moves to fill Jet void on Heathrow-Mumbai https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/virgin-atlantic-moves-to-fill-jet-void-on-heathrow-m-458361/US airlines see record summer travel despite 737 Max groundinghttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-airlines-see-record-summer-travel-despite-737-max-458379/Ryanair pushes back 737 Max deliveries to winterhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ryanair-pushes-back-737-max-deliveries-to-winter-458298/Long-haul low-cost model still 'unproved': BA chiefhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/long-haul-low-cost-model-still-unproved-ba-chief-457803/

33mins

22 May 2019

Rank #9

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IATA AGM issue

Join executive editor Graham Dunn and managing editor Lewis Harper as they discuss all the talking points from the recent IATA AGM in Seoul, including a downward adjustment for industry profits, existential threats from climate change and progress on gender diversity in senior airline roles.Max Kingsley-Jones then joins the discussion to talk through the latest thinking on the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max fleet.IATA downgrades 2019 profits outlook by a fifthhttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iata-downgrades-2019-profits-outlook-by-a-fifth-458618/IATA resolution aims to reaffirm climate commitmentshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iata-resolution-aims-to-reaffirm-climate-commitments-458599/INTERVIEW: IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac flags pressing issueshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-iata-chief-alexandre-de-juniac-flags-pres-458560/Airline chiefs concerned over varying 737 Max timelineshttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airline-chiefs-concerned-over-varying-737-max-timeli-458631/

28mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #10