FOXTROTS

Fox – sly.  Trots – left-leaning (Trotsky) plus its more insalubrious meaning.

Foxtrots – leading the industry in a dance.

 

Double WYSKs: Paris growth! Virgin falls.

WYSK = What You Should Know.

 

Paris. Despite the terrorist attacks, strikes, street blockages (including by the police!), traffic through Paris CDG airport grew nearly 5% in November.

 

That’s the first growth since April, and may mean fractional growth for all-2016. Largely-shorthaul Paris Orly has been growing all year, and maybe +5% all-2016.

 

 

Virgin Atlantic. As noted before, our source of VA data is not the airline, but we think its seat sales fell 11% over the first three Qs. Its 49%-owner Delta will not want to afford such a loss.

 

VA’s founder Richard Branson is so adored in the UK that this may not mean a shutdown is close. But watch for a change in the next six months.

 

 

 

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