Southwest Airlines’s Hedges

Michael Giberson “We don’t know where the price of crude is going to be,” says [Southwest Airlines’s Chris] Monroe. But, he adds, “I think we have to be generally bullish just because we’re trying to protect against an increase … So we have a little bit of a bias that prices may go higher.” He … More Southwest Airlines’s Hedges

Administration Abandons Airport Landing Slot Auction

Michael Giberson From the New York Times City Room, “U.S. Won’t Auction Airport Landing Slots“: The United States Department of Transportation has canceled a plan to auction landing slots at New York City’s three airports, officials announced on Wednesday, bringing an end to a widely criticized effort by the Bush administration to use market incentives … More Administration Abandons Airport Landing Slot Auction

More on Airline Fuel Cost Hedging: Air New Zealand Takes Hit

Platts reports Air New Zealand told the Australian stock exchange that “unbooked hedge positions for its 2009 financial year, which runs from April 2008 to March 2009, stood at $126.39 million,” up from the $81 million report of unbooked losses reported in October for 2009. … More More on Airline Fuel Cost Hedging: Air New Zealand Takes Hit