Win Group reports – 3 Airline Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio ahead of the Summer Travel Boom


London, UK — During the Pandemic days in 2020, most airlines faced a shutdown of activities due to lockdowns. It massively weighed the airline stocks, and the whole airline market suffered. However, now that the pandemic is over and all of the industries are returning to their previous routines, the Airline sector will also experience a summer travel boom in the upcoming days. As a result, a Financial Expert at Win Group has suggested that investing in airline stocks might be a lucrative decision given the upcoming summer breaks. In the spring season, we already saw a huge number of travelers, so it would be safe to assume that the summer season will be very busy for airline companies. The travel trends are becoming popular as people are eager to travel more after becoming confident post-vaccination and being locked in during the pandemic. This has increased the number of flight bookings and yields of airline companies. The fact that airline companies are going to experience great earnings has made airline stocks a very attractive yet safer investment opportunity in the current circumstances. Some of the well-known names in the airline industry include Southwest Airlines, United Airlines Holdings Inc., and Delta Air Lines Inc.

What are Airline Stocks:

These stocks represent the companies from the airline industry offering a variety of services, including transportation, traveling, cargo, aircraft leasing, hotel booking, travel management services, and flight transport.

After the COVID-19 situation got under control, the airline companies started seeing a faster growth rate in bookings. This growth rate, combined with the upcoming busy summer vacation schedule, has made the stocks of companies related to the industry a highly attractive investment opportunity. However, the Financial Expert at Win Group has said that investors should remain cautious before entering the market as the overall recovery of the airline industry is also under pressure due to the surging prices of jet fuel amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Let us see the Top 3 Airline stocks that traders should add to their portfolios. The airline companies are returning to their regular schedules after the world is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

1. Southwest Airlines Company (LUV)

The company provides passenger air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. LUV is one of the biggest airlines in the United States of America and the world’s largest low-cost carrier. One of the unique and best things about this airline company is that it has never been bankrupt, not even once in the pandemic era. Southwest Airlines has a track record of maintaining its profits the times when its rivals and other companies in the sector were struggling. Given its popular and strong history, the stocks of Southwest Airlines seem to be a potentially strong candidate for investment in May 2022. Apart from being popular for maintaining its positive balance sheet, Southwest Airlines is also famous for its low-cost carriers.

Southwest Airlines Co. was established in 1967. It has headquarters in Dallas, Texas, United States. In 2021, the company made a Total Revenue of $15.790 Billion and had a Total Net Income of $977 Million. The shares of this company are listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol LUV. The current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is 0.94, and the Profit to Earnings Ratio (P/E) is 45.58. Over the previous two years, LUV shares have seen a growth of about 22%. The current market capitalization of Southwest Airlines Company (LUV) is a 25.51Billion.

2. United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL)

The holding and principal company of United Airlines Inc., which transports people and cargo internationally as well as domestically, is United Airlines Holdings Inc. It was initially named United Continental Holdings and, UAL Corporation, Allegis Corporation. UAL has a number of subsidiary companies that also have several other subsidiaries. If all of them are combined, this company will become the world’s largest airline in revenue passenger miles. Currently, United Airlines Holdings Inc. is the third largest airline in the world.

The company was established in 1968. However, its current name was adopted in 2019. United Airlines Holdings Inc. has a headquarters in Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois, US. The shares of this company are listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol UAL. The current Earnings Per Share (EPS) of this company’s shares is -6.14. Over the course of the previous two years, UAL shares have seen a growth of about 40%, which makes it a potentially strong candidate for investment in the airline sector in Q2 2022. The current market capitalization of United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL) is 14.23 Billion.

3. Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL)

Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides air transportation services to passengers and cargo around the world and through the United States. The segments of Delta Air Lines include Airline and Refinery. The Airline segment includes air transportation of people and cargo, airline services, and its loyalty program as well. At the same time, the Refinery segment includes obtaining jet fuel through agreements from third parties and then providing the jet fuel to its airline segment. One best thing about Delta Air Lines is its consistent efforts to adopt innovation and the latest technologies to increase its efficiency. It has up-to-date technology throughout its ecosystem, including the website, mobile app, and airplanes. The slogan of this company is “Keep Climbing,” which refers to adding innovative technology to improve its efficiency. This airline has a 5-cabin segmentation strategy which provides wealthy travelers with an option to upgrade to more luxurious options.

Delta Air Lines was established in 1925, making it one of the world’s oldest airlines in operations. It has a headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The shares of this company are listed on NYSE under the ticker symbol DAL. The current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is 0.79, and the Price to Earnings Ratio (P/E) is 48.57. Over the previous two years, DAL shares have seen a growth of about 35%. The current market capitalization of Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) is 24.65 Billion.

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