The often missed point about ESG is directing investment to encourage corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance. British Airways is a screaming failure on both aspects – time to take away the flag logo, the name and flag carrier status. Sell!
Airlines are likely to get a knee-jerk boost when global travel reopens post pandemic, but the outlook facing the aviation sector in terms of balance sheet shattered airlines, struggling aircraft manufacturers, reluctant consumers and a glut of older aircraft has seldom been so uncertain. Yet, in times of confusion there is opportunity!
Short porridge this morning as I’m angry and in a rush. As the UK government flounders in yet another storm of sleaze and corruption accusations, its venality and crass opportunism appears to be spreading through the economy, and is likely to hold back the recovery of personal and business travel.
Boom Supersonic has “sold” 15 new aircraft to United Airlines. They are still in development, will be “sustainable” and “carbon-zero”, and make supersonic flight as cheap as cheap. Really? The laws of aerodynamics and economics don’t bend that easy! It might make a great SPAC or meme stock story, but if it ever flies….