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US Airlines Face Crucial Summer Test in Quest for Profitability

  • Reduction in flying leaves carriers with little buffer
  • Strong demand with fewer seats helps carriers boost fares
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US Airlines Set Up for Disastrous Summer: Cowen's Becker

Too few pilots. Not enough flights. Jammed planes and higher fuel costs. 

Those are just a few of the challenges US airlines will face as this year’s summer travel season swings into full gear. A surge in demand will test their resiliency as they seek to return to profitability and move past the pandemic that crippled the industry the past two years.