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Falling Oil Prices Could Benefit Airline Stocks

from ETF Trends December 18, 2018

The price of crude oil began to fall in October and hit the $50 per barrel mark in late November. ETF Trends writes that lower oil prices could be a tailwind for airline stocks, since fuel is one of their largest operating expenses. Many analysts are positive about the industry’s potential growth and have predicted a strong end of 2018. Macquarie analysts said “Generally speaking, we believe we are seeing the construction of a strong demand and revenue environment into the end of the year, lending itself to fare increases and ancillary opportunities.”

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Ancillary fees/revenue, in the airline industry, is revenue from non-ticket sources, such a baggage fees and on-board food and services, and has become an important financial component for low-cost carriers.