Here’s a simple recipe for success: Make all the right moves in all the right places. Whether overseas or in the U.S., Delta has managed to avoid the pockets of pain being experienced by its U.S. peers, who have even been successful in their own right. Also, if one of the most successful airline in the world places a CSeries order, will it change the momentum of that aircraft program?
TAP Portugal lost money in 2015—a big deal with fuel prices so low—and it’s impacting other airlines. One of those is Azul, a big investor in TAP, and Azul, being a Brazilian carrier, doesn’t need another headache right now. And through the miracle medium that is the lightning round, we look at the 2015 revenues and profitability of airlines around the world.