Airlines ETFs are the exchange-traded funds which focus on the airline sector. These exchange-traded funds invest in a variety of companies having business operations directly or indirectly associated with the airline industry. This article lists the various airline ETFs available for trading in the U.S. markets. Most of the airline stocks are included in the larger Transportation sector ETFs. Investors desirous of investing specifically in airline sector ETFs may not have many choices at present because there are limited number of airline ETFs. However, if one expands the horizon to include general transportation sector, then there are several transportation sector ETFs available (For more, see List of Transportation ETFs.) As of writing, FKnol has only the following exchange-traded fund in its database which belongs to the Airlines category:
U.S. Global Jets ETF invests in both U.S. and non-U.S. companies involved with the airline industry, including passenger airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports and terminal services companies. ...Full Details
Among the large variety of various airline linked businesses, the first and foremost airline business is that of operating a fleet of airlines to transport people and goods from one place to the other. These are companies like the Delta Airlines, Ryan Air, Emirates or British Airways. However, airline business expands beyond these airline companies. It also includes companies which are in cargo movement - that is, those moving goods through airlines. Then there are companies which offer associated services - like baggage handling, cargo handling, airport operating companies, airport security and maintenance companies, airplane maintenance companies and food caterers and suppliers. Airline ETFs are also known for being a proxy to the oil sector and the overall economic sentiment. (See list of Oil ETFs and list of Inverse Oil ETFs.) The better the economy and business scenario, the more people are expected to travel via airlines for both business and holidays, and the transfer of goods and products is also expected on the higher side. The price of crude oil directly impacts the prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), which in turn impacts the performance of airline stock prices. At times, investors may also prefer taking positions in oil and gas sector ETFs instead of investing in airline ETFs. For more, see List of Airlines Stocks.
Where do Airlines ETFs Invest?
A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Airlines exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Airlines ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns: ▶ SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW): SkyWest, Inc., incorporated on March 2, 1972, through its subsidiaries, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest Airlines) and ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (ExpressJet), operates regional airline operations in the United States. The Companys ....Full Details....Dividend History
▶ Delta Air Lines (DAL): Delta Air Lines, Inc., incorporated on March 16, 1967, provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and across the world. The Companys segments include Airline ....Full Details....Dividend History
▶ American Airlines Group (AAL): American Airlines Group Inc., incorporated on February 16, 1982, is a holding company. The Companys primary business activity is the operation of a network air carrier, providing scheduled air transportation ....Full Details....Dividend History
▶ Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA): Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., engages in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo. The company offers daily services on North America routes....Full Details....Dividend History
▶ United Continental Holdings (UAL): United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UAL), incorporated on December 30, 1968, is a holding company and its principal subsidiary is United Air Lines, Inc. (United). The Company transports people and cargo ....Full Details....Dividend History
▶ Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY): Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair Holdings), incorporated on June 5, 1996, is a holding company for Ryanair Limited (Ryanair). Ryanair operates an ultra-low fare, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between ....Full Details....Dividend History