Those representing the Rainbow, Push Coalition protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago last week. The carrier has been struggling to repair their corporate image after a cell phone video was released showing a passenger being dragged from his seat and bloodied by airport police after he refused to leave a reportedly overbooked flight. AFP
Peter Guy
Opinion

Opinion

Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

The airline industry: an eternal minefield for investors

United Airlines and Cathay Pacific bore the brunt of passenger and investor unrest in recent days, for different reasons. The industry ‘has eaten up capital over the past century like almost no other business’, says Warren Buffett

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Those representing the Rainbow, Push Coalition protest outside the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago last week. The carrier has been struggling to repair their corporate image after a cell phone video was released showing a passenger being dragged from his seat and bloodied by airport police after he refused to leave a reportedly overbooked flight. AFP
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