Best Airline Stocks to Buy Amid a Rocky Recovery

Airline stocks are widely viewed as major beneficiaries of a global reopening. But some names look better than others, especially in the face of macroeconomic headwinds.

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Let's face it: It's been a chaotic summer for airline stocks.

Soaring fuel costs are squeezing margins for carriers and sending ticket prices soaring, and pent-up demand for travel following two years of the pandemic is being challenged amid the sticker shock.


Data is as of July 25. Analyst ratings provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

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Jeff Reeves
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Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.