Is There Opportunity in Airlines Stocks?

With international travel set to resume on a limited basis, are there investment opportunities in airline stocks? 

Margaret Giles 25 May, 2021 | 8:55AM
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As more people receive Covid-19 vaccines, air travel has started to pick up once again - particularly domestic flights in the US. In fact, TSA data show that US airports are busier now than at any point during the pandemic.

US airlines are expanding their flight offerings to accommodate rising demand for leisure travel heading into the summer. Overall, things are looking up for airlines, which have been severely battered during the pandemic.

Challenges remain despite a more positive near-term outlook. Our analysts anticipate that vaccinations and an easing of travel restrictions will allow substantially more domestic leisure travel over the summer, but that airlines will likely face a second year of operating losses in 2021 even with government support.

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Margaret Giles  Margaret Giles is a journalist for Morningstar.com, based in Chicago