Airline stocks continue to underperform the overall market, with shares of United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), and Frontier Group Holdings (NASDAQ: ULCC) all down as much as 5%, and stocks including Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) down more than 3% apiece. The Federal Reserve pushed rates higher again this week, and it appears Chairman Jerome Powell's message to markets about the group's commitment to getting inflation under control is being received.
JetBlue (JBLU) expects revenue passenger miles in 3Q22 to increase 22-24% from third-quarter 2019 actuals, Azul (AZUL) gets its first Airbus A350 aircraft.
The latest Federal Reserve rate hike and Fed Chair Jerome Powell's vow to do whatever is necessary to fight inflation are rippling through markets, sending shares down due to investor fears that the Fed's actions will push the economy into a recession. Travel is perhaps the ultimate big-ticket discretionary purchase, and airline stocks are tumbling as part of the broader sell-off. Shares of JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL), and United Airlines Holdings (NASDAQ: UAL) are all down as much as 5%, with shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) all down 3% or more.