Airline Profits: Good Times for the Airline Industry

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  1. Newscience

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    Airline Profits: Good times for the airline industry

    THE much-maligned airline industry is in the middle of a resurgence—according to the airline industry itself. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade group for the world's biggest airlines, said this month that it expects industry profits to hit a record $19.7 billion in 2014, an increase of more than 50% on the $12.9 billion estimate made for 2013.

    Read the entire story here:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2013/12/airline-profits
     
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    It's all relative. Returns are low compared with other industries.
     
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    Another thing that I learned some time ago is that corporate profits do not necessarily translate into a rise in stock values, and may be shunted into the CEO/Corporate Boardroom salaries and perks.
     
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    If they make a profit wages will need to be increased, to the most deserving..

    No need to not worry the Government will bail us out with money we never need to repay.

    No business ever made a profit unless it I looking for a loan, or a share price increase.
     
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    Pay increases? Next thing you know, McDonald's employees will want pay raises!
     
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    I wonder if these projections are still on track.
     
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