DLD 202: Taking a Brazilian trim


Lots of trimming happening in this week’s episode, including United Airlines writing off $105mm on its Brazilian route/slot portfolio thanks to open skies coming into effect. The airline still made a tidy profit in Q2 ’18, though.


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Also taking cuts:

  • Tehran is seeing flights trimmed by Air France (Joon), KLM and British Airways. Turns out the rooftop bar appeal isn’t a thing. Or maybe the US sanctions not really being dropped is a problem.
  • Dubai will see cuts in 2019 owing to runway repair work. If only the new DWC airport ever saw useful service levels.
  • Southwest is trimming nuts from its inflight snack offerings, too; it is the end of an era.
  • Gogo‘s stock price took a lot of trimming recently owing to questions about the company’s long-term viability.


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Seth Miller

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