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Southwest Airlines Co CEO Bob Jordan said on Thursday that an industry-wide shortage of pilots is expected to last for three years due to the challenges carriers face in training new aviators. Jordan, speaking at the Bernstein Conference, said the Dallas-based airline has about 40 planes that it currently cannot fly because of pilot constraints. Analysts at Jefferies estimate the United States is 10,000 pilots short.
Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it continues to expect a strong adjusted profit for the full year as travelers fly more for leisure, leading to more ticket sales. The carrier also reiterated its profit forecast for the second quarter, as summer bookings were boosted by the Memorial Day weekend. The forecast comes a day after American Airlines Group Inc raised its second-quarter profit outlook on lower jet fuel costs and high travel demand.
The carrier also reiterated its profit forecast for the second quarter, as summer bookings were boosted by the Memorial Day weekend. The forecast comes a day after American Airlines Group Inc raised its second-quarter profit outlook on lower jet fuel costs and high travel demand. Leisure travel demand and yields continue to be strong in the quarter, Southwest said in a regulatory filing.
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The certification of the Boeing Co 737 MAX 7 is taking a "considerable amount of time" due to new documentation requirements, but the planemaker still believes it can be certified by the end of the year, a company executive said on Wednesday. Both the MAX 7 and MAX 10 are seen as critical for Boeing to compete against Airbus SE for orders at the larger and smaller ends of the narrowbody market. Southwest Airlines Co was expecting to accept the first MAX 7 this year, although the airline's CEO has noted plans to put the aircraft into service could be delayed until 2024.
High fuel costs hurt the Q1 results of AZUL. Southwest Airlines' (LUV) pilots vote in favor of a strike.
Pete Buttigieg's time as Transportation Secretary has been anything but under the radar.
Southwest Airlines (LUV) benefits from a recovery in air-travel demand. Expenses related to fuel prices and labor and airport costs weigh on the bottom line.
Yahoo Finance's Diane King Hall discusses Southwest Airlines pilots voting to authorize a strike shortly before the start of the summer travel season, past pilot strikes, and Southwest's stock.
Almost all the Southwest Airlines (LUV) pilots (99%) vote in favor of a strike.
The Yahoo Finance Live team discusses Southwest Airlines stock after Southwest's pilots voted to authorize a strike.
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents 10,000 pilots of the Dallas-based carrier, said 98% of its members participated in the vote and 99% voted in favor of authorizing a strike. Southwest said the vote result will not impact its operations: "We are staffed and prepared to welcome travelers for their summer travel plans." Southwest has been under regulatory scrutiny since a staffing crisis due to bad weather during the Christmas holidays overwhelmed its crew scheduling software, disrupting travel plans for 2 million customers.
Shifting travel patterns by consumers in a post-pandemic world are forcing airlines to guess at what is the "new normal" as they seek to adjust by cutting flights, revamping networks and packing even more passengers into planes. Citi analyst Stephen Trent said. Travel demand has also softened on days in the middle of the week, but has strengthened on peak days.
The Yahoo Finance Live team discusses JPMorgan upgrading American Airlines to Overweight from Neutral and downgrading Southwest stock to Neutral, indicating a preference for big-name carriers.
President Joe Biden will announce on Monday that the U.S. Transportation Department aims to write new rules requiring airlines to compensate passengers for significant flight delays or cancellations when carriers are responsible. It is the latest in a series of moves by the Biden administration to crack down on airlines and bolster passenger consumer protections. "When an airline causes a flight cancellation or delay, passengers should not foot the bill,” U.S. Transportation Secretary (USDOT) Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.
Delta Air Lines' industry-changing pilot contract that offers $7 billion in higher pay and benefits is putting pressure on rival carriers to hand out similar deals ahead of a busy summer travel season. Any proposal that falls short of Delta's deal will likely have no takers among the unions, but airline executives say even matching that contract could balloon operating costs at a time when a worsening economy has clouded travel outlook. The Delta deal, working conditions and other topics will be discussed at a global conference of pilots in Montreal through Sunday.
Legacy and low-cost airlines use different models when planning their route networks. We asked a United Airlines’ global network planner to explain how the process works and the benefits and drawbacks of each strategy. Photo illustration: Nayon Cho
The U.S. airline industry delivered a mixed performance in the first quarter of 2023. With recovering demand, capacity is expected to go up ahead. Play airlines ETF on upbeat outlook.
Upbeat air-travel demand aids the Q1 results of American Airlines (AAL) and JetBlue (JBLU).
In just a moment, we will share our prepared remarks and then jump into Q&A. On the call with me today, we have our president and CEO, Bob Jordan; executive vice president and CFO, Tammy Romo; executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Ryan Green; and chief operating officer, Andrew Watterson. A quick reminder that we will make forward-looking statements, which are based on our current expectation of future performance, and our actual results could differ materially from expectations.
The Yahoo Finance Live team discusses a drop in Southwest Airlines' stock following a challenging holiday season.
Southwest Airlines' (LUV) first-quarter 2023 revenues benefit from the recovery of air-travel demand.
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Yahoo Finance Live anchors Julie Hyman and Brad Smith discuss quarterly earnings for Southwest Airlines and American Airlines.