Skip to main content

We're having technical difficulties with our radio livestream and are working hard to fix it. In the meantime, you can listen live at npr.org, or Watch Live: President Trump’s Impeachment Hearings Go Public

Business Report: Record Air Travel In San Diego

An airplane flying over Bankers Hill before landing at San Diego Internationa...

Photo by Megan Wood / inewsource

Above: An airplane flying over Bankers Hill before landing at San Diego International Airport, Nov. 18, 2016.

KPBS anchor Ebone Monet and SDSU marketing lecturer Miro Copic discuss some of the week’s top business stories.

This week’s topics:

Air travel continues to soar in San Diego

San Diego International Airport reported its fifth consecutive year of record passenger traffic in 2018. Part of the reason for the boost is the airport's recent work to increase capacity. Also this week, Southwest Airlines was granted approval to begin offering direct flights to Hawaii from several California cities, including San Diego.

RELATED: San Diego Airport Touts 2018 A Good Year For Major Projects

Qualcomm rolls out 5G plan for 2019

2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Qualcomm when it comes to 5G technology. The San Diego company showcased its latest innovations this week at the Mobile World Congress, one of the industry’s marquee events of the year. Much of Qualcomm’s future success will rely on how other companies integrate its technology in the next generation of mobile communications.

Weight Watchers looks to Oprah to rebound

Stock for WW, the company previously known as Weight Watchers, suffered a sharp decline this week. Industry analysts say part of the company’s downturn is due to last year’s rebranding. The company will rely on Oprah Winfrey to be the face of a new ad campaign set to air this spring. Winfrey also owns a stake in the company.

Reported by Anica Colbert

FEATURED PODCAST

San Diego News Matters podcast branding

KPBS' daily news podcast covering local politics, education, health, environment, the border and more. New episodes are ready weekday mornings so you can listen on your morning commute.

Want more KPBS news?
Find us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletters.

To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.