Spirit Airlines Finds Even Cheap Fares Can’t Help Fill Airplanes

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Spirit Airlines is finding it tough to stimulate demand in this environment. Pictured is one of the airline’s Airbus jets. Spirit Airlines

Skift Take: Spirit Airlines executives suspect their airline is well-positioned to win in a recovery. They’re probably right, since low-cost options often thrive during a recession. But Spirit has to withstand the crisis first.

— Brian Sumers

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Hilton’s Recovery Won’t Depend on People Flying Again: CEO

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The hotel industry can significantly recover without the airline industry, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta said on a first quarter earnings call Thursday. Farragutful / Wikimedia

Skift Take: Airlines may lag hotels in their recovery timeline, but both industries need more coronavirus testing and treatments to have a shot at returning to peak performance levels.

— Cameron Sperance

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