27 episodes

The Airways Podcast, hosted by Airways Digital Editor Helwing Villamizar and aviation analysts Rohan Anand and Vinay Bhaskara, is a bimonthly show that covers the latest news and updates from the commercial aviation industry.

In each episode, we have discussions with guests and conduct a featured interview with a notable figure in the industry to gain insights into their plans, goals, and challenges. We also explore topics such as industry trends and recent developments, and analyze their impact on the commercial aviation sector.

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The Airways Podcast A biweekly review of commercial flight

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

The Airways Podcast, hosted by Airways Digital Editor Helwing Villamizar and aviation analysts Rohan Anand and Vinay Bhaskara, is a bimonthly show that covers the latest news and updates from the commercial aviation industry.

In each episode, we have discussions with guests and conduct a featured interview with a notable figure in the industry to gain insights into their plans, goals, and challenges. We also explore topics such as industry trends and recent developments, and analyze their impact on the commercial aviation sector.

airwaysmagazine.substack.com

    ITA-Lufthansa, Boeing-Spirit Tie-Ups, Plus Cebu's A321neo Order

    ITA-Lufthansa, Boeing-Spirit Tie-Ups, Plus Cebu's A321neo Order

    In this season finale, we dive into the latest developments in the aviation industry:
    1. EU Approves ITA-Lufthansa Tie-Up: The European Union has approved Lufthansa's takeover of ITA Airways, marking a significant step in consolidating the European aviation market.
    2. Boeing Acquires Spirit AeroSystems: Boeing announced its acquisition of Spirit AeroSystems, a strategic move to bolster its supply chain and enhance its manufacturing capabilities.
    3. Cebu Pacific Orders 152 A321neos: Cebu Pacific has ordered 152 Airbus A321neo aircraft, the largest order in the Philippines' history. This significant move underscores the carrier’s commitment to modernizing its fleet and expanding its route network.
    4. Delta's New JFK DeltaOne Lounge: Delta Air Lines has unveiled its luxurious new DeltaOne lounge at JFK Airport, offering premium amenities and services to enhance the travel experience for its top-tier customers.
    Tune in to hear expert analysis and insights on these key industry shifts, and stay tuned for season six of the Airways Podcast.
    Hosted by Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by: Helwing Villamizar
    Music: Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    EU Approves Lufthansa Group-ITA Airways Deal
    ITA Airways will become the fifth network airline deeply integrated within the Lufthansa Group.
    Boeing Agrees to Acquire Spirit AeroSystems
    The Boeing board has agreed to buy Spirit AeroSystems for US$37.25 per share.
    Cebu Pacific, Airbus Sign MOU for 152 A321neo Jets
    Cebu Pacific has signed a historic agreement with Airbus for up to 152 Airbus A321neo aircraft.
    The majesty of an Airbus A380 against a backdrop of cloud-laden skies dominates the scene. This and more will be in the August 2024 issue!


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    • 45 min
    The State of the U.S. Airline Industry in Q1 2024

    The State of the U.S. Airline Industry in Q1 2024

    In this episode, the Airways Podcast crew discusses the state of the U.S. airline industry in the first quarter of 2024, which saw mixed financial results for major and regional airlines.
    While some carriers managed to eke out small operating profits, others suffered significant losses, reflecting the aviation industry's ongoing production challenges and uneven recovery among major operators.
    Hosted by Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by: Helwing Villamizar
    Music: Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    Snapshot: US Airlines Q1 2024 Financial Performance
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    • 56 min
    Generative AI in the Airline Industry with Thor Olof Philogène

    Generative AI in the Airline Industry with Thor Olof Philogène

    Since Generative AI hit the mainstream in early 2023, the airline industry has been researching how to implement the tool into their business models. In fact, according to a recent study, at the end of 2023, nearly 100% of airlines were creating programs to implement generative AI into their operations.Thor Olof Philogène knows this well. As CEO and co-founder of leading insights platform Stravito, Philogène has steered the implementation of generative AI capabilities into the platform to deliver precisely tailored support through a “supercharged search experience” and quicker access to consumer insights and market research for global brands, including one of the world’s largest airlines, Delta Air Lines.Many airlines' heavy reliance on consumer insights, data, and large-scale knowledge management makes them vulnerable to swaying consumer trends. In this episode, Thor argues that all companies would benefit from a generative AI solution tailored to their needs.
    Hosted by Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by Helwing Villamizar
    Music: Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    How Artificial Intelligence Is Enhancing Air Traffic Control
    New Website: Latest News Page
    June 2024 Issue of Airways 10% off available at shop.airwaysmag.com


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    • 40 min
    Asian Aircraft Orders, Boeing's Shakeup, and United's FAA Audit

    Asian Aircraft Orders, Boeing's Shakeup, and United's FAA Audit

    In this episode, the Airways Podcast crew returns with full force after tamdem travels to Asia and South America to discuss their trips, followed by Korean Air and Japan Airlines’ aircraft orders, the management shake up at Boeing and United Airlines’ FAA audit.
    Hosted by: Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by: Helwing Villamizar
    Music: Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    Korean Air Orders 33 Airbus A350 Aircraft
    Japan Airlines Orders 42 New Aircraft
    Dave Calhoun to Step Down as Boeing CEO


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    A Deep Dive into India Aviation with Devesh R. Agarwal

    A Deep Dive into India Aviation with Devesh R. Agarwal

    In episode seven, season five of The Airways Podcast, join host Vinay Bhaskara and special guest, Indian aviation expert and former President of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Devesh R. Agarwal, as they delve deep into India Aviation.
    India's aviation industry is experiencing significant growth. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the country will become the world's third-largest air passenger market by 2030, after China and the United States. This rapid growth in air traffic is supported by various factors, including a rising middle class, increasing government spending, and the expansion and modernization of airports.
    India's population is expected to increase from 1.3 billion to 1.5 billion by 2030. Currently, aviation penetration in India is only around 4-5% of the population, indicating significant potential for further growth.
    Consequently, the Indian government is actively investing in the aviation sector by building new airports, expanding existing ones, and improving air traffic management systems. Additionally, World Trade Center Bengaluru recently hosted the World Trade Centers Association’s annual Global Business Forum to expand trade and investment opportunities for businesses worldwide in India’s aviation sector. Over the next five years, around 80 new airports will be opened in India.
    These initiatives, India’s low-cost carriers, and the country's positive economic factors are just some of the topics you’ll hear in this informative and engaging conversation.
    Hosted by Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by Helwing Villamizar
    Music by Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    * Video: The Future of Air India—Back to Excellency
    * Analyzing the 10 Largest Aviation Markets
    * Indigo Orders 500 Airbus Planes, Becomes Larges Indian Airline
    * Airways Magazine March 2024 Issue


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    The Aviation Analyst: A Conversation with Jay Shabat

    The Aviation Analyst: A Conversation with Jay Shabat

    In episode six, season five of The Airways Podcast, join the crew and special guest, aviation analyst and author Jay Shabat, as they delve deep into the art of analyzing the commercial airline industry.
    They discuss how external factors impact commercial aviation, the relationship between airlines and local economies, the challenges in building new airports, Delta Air Lines’ fleet strategy, and even try to predict future U.S. hub cities. It's a doozy!
    Skift senior analyst Jay Shabat has spent nearly 20 years writing for Airline Weekly, an airline industry newsletter he launched after working as an analyst for US Airways and Air France. Shabat co-hosts the Airline Weekly Lounge podcast for Skift Airline Weekly and has authored Glory Lost & Found, a history of Delta Air Lines and American Places, which profiles local economies across the U.S.
    Hosted by Helwing Villamizar, Rohan Anand, and Vinay Bhaskara
    Produced by Helwing Villamizar
    Music by Fesliyan Studios
    Episode Links
    * Glory Lost and Found: How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era
    * American Places: A Profile of Local Economies Across the U.S.
    * Airways Magazine March 2024 Issue


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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Corporate Pilot ,

Great podcast

Great insight from these gentlemen in the airline industry. They have a great perspective on the industry.

Colonel13 ,

Good listen

I like the cast’s perspective on the industry, I like to know what competitors are up to and their analysis.

Although there seems to be a sense of “do I look like I fly economy” when discussing carriers and their equipment.

Overall, good way to spend two hours or so a month.

Crazy192837 ,

Can’t help their far left agenda

Didn’t take long before their far left leanings were revealed. Unfortunately, you’ll have to take everything they say with a grain of salt. They are pushing the progressive liberal political angle

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