Welcome to the sixth episode of the Airways Podcast, the digital audio extension of our team’s world class written content. 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 U.S. 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.

Airways Sr. Business Analyst Vinay Bhaskara and Columnist R continue coverage of Q2 earnings for U.S. airlines and dive into international markets tied to the US, discussing American’s Q2 earnings (0:50), American’s Airbus A350 deferral (9:29), JetBlue’s Q2 earnings and the prospects of the A321neo for JetBlue in the Trans-Atlantic market (17:35), U.S. – Mexico Open Skies (28:00), the U.S. declining to adjust open skies with Middle Eastern countries (37:42), whether United should dehub Washington Dulles and Los Angeles, and our weekly short takes (1:03:48).
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