Cyclicality in the industry is not gone, but airlines are better prepared to withstand future economic downturns, senior executives of Alaska, Hawaiian and Southwest airlines said at the Airlines for America (A4A) Commercial Aviation Industry Summit in Washington DC Sept. 13. “We’re just in a pretty nice, long steady cycle here, especially with the fuel price[s] … for the last couple years,” Southwest Airlines president and CEO Gary Kelly said. “We are going ...

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