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DOJ Clears Alaska/Virgin America Merger [Podcast #19]

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DOJ Clears Alaska/Virgin America Merger [Podcast #19]

DOJ Clears Alaska/Virgin America Merger [Podcast #19]
December 27
11:00 2016
This week, Airways Senior Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and columnist Rohan Anand discuss the DOJ granting its stamp of approval for the Alaska/Virgin America merger (1:20), the DOT clearing Norwegian Air International to grow long-haul service in the United States (12:56), Avianca seeking out a joint venture partner (23:28), and President-Elect Donald Trump criticizing Boeing for the price of Air Force One (34:12).

To recap, the idea behind this podcast is to do a weekly deep-dive into three or four important aviation stories or trends, with a particular focus on aerospace and the US airline industry.

This is not a news podcast (in fact almost everything we cover will have been written about on the site by the time we discuss it) but rather one focused on in-depth analysis and assessment.

In addition to playing the episode on this page, you can also subscribe to our RSS feed. We are now live on SoundCloud as well as iTunes, Google Play Music, and iHeartRadio.

If you do listen to the podcast via ITunes or even if you don’t, please write us a review. That’s the best way to get more people to listen to our show! For a limited time only, if you write a review and shoot us an email with a screenshot of your review, you’ll be able to pick a topic for Rohan and I to cover on the podcast. This topic can be aviation-related or something completely off topic (our love lives, however, are off limits).

As we evolve the format of this new Airways feature, we would love your feedback as we look to find the optimal mix. And for now, consider this “Podcast Unplugged”. We’ll be adding production value enhancements as we move forward, in addition to special guests and contributors.

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below or directly via email.


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