Airlines ETF Monthly Report | December

Airlines ETFKey Takeaways | December

According to a recent report from Jeffries three of the major U.S. airlines (American Delta and United) spent $2.2 billion on maintenance in the third quarter of this year. That is a 45% increase from the same period in 2019. This is due to discretionary maintenance older aircraft and general inflationary pressures.

United Airlines was anticipating its busiest Thanksgiving ever reports Simple Flying with almost 6 million people expected to fly with the airline during the holiday travel period. United added over 550000 seats to meet the increased demand and will operate an average of 3900 flights per day.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the strong post-pandemic passenger traffic trend continued in September. “The third quarter of 2023 ended on a high note with record domestic passenger demand for the month of September and continued strong international traffic” said Willie Walsh IATA’s Director General.

Macro Outlook

Airlines have seen a drop in bookings in the weeks following the start of Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip and some expect it to cut into their future profits reports CNBC. According to travel analytics firm ForwardKeys international flight bookings were 20% below 2019 levels in the three weeks after the attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas against Israel on Oct. 7 and 5 percentage points below the period of three weeks before the attack.

Ryanair Holdings Plc announced this month that it will pay out a dividend of $430 million and plans to hand over about a quarter of annual profit to shareholders reports Bloomberg as Europe’s biggest discount airline benefits from growing traffic. Ryanair also said that it might pay out special dividends and institute stock buybacks in the future.

Demand for international travel is at record highs in the US according to a consumer survey conducted by the Conference Board reports Yahoo! Finance despite lingering conflict in Ukraine and burgeoning conflict between Israel and Hamas. I think it’s going to continue to stay strong Delta CEO Ed Bastian said. Some of the risks around European travel into the next year I’d say is something that we’re guarded around. But we’re not seeing any reductions in anticipated travel.

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