Although the airline industry is suffering as a result of the coronavirus, if you're bullish on its post-pandemic future, then this could be an opportunity to bargain hunt. The U.S. airline industry includes major carriers such as American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

Unlike some other industries, which are tracked by several ETFs, there is just a single ETF specifically focused on airlines. The U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) is the only fund of this kind targeting the airline industry, making it the best (and worst) performer in its class. While the fund has dropped more than 50% in the first quarter of 2020, investors betting on a turnaround for air travel may find things to like. All numbers as of April 16, 2020.

U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS)

  • Performance over 1 year: -48.91%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.60%
  • Annual Dividend: $0.39
  • 3-Month Average Daily Volume: 1.35 million
  • Assets Under Management: $436 million
  • Inception Date: April 28, 2015
  • Issuing Company: U.S. Global Investors

JETS is the only pure-play airline ETF available. This fund invests primarily in domestic airlines and companies involved in the aviation industry (aircraft manufacturers, terminal services companies and airports), although a portion of its portfolio is in international companies. While JETS is a multi-cap ETF, it is weighted predominantly toward large-cap companies. Overall, its investment strategy seeks to track the U.S. Global Jets Index, which is an index of airline stocks. Below, we'll look at the top 10 holdings for this fund.

Top JETS Holdings
Company Name (Ticker) Percent of JETS Assets Description of Company
Southwest Airlines (LUV) 12.61% Low-cost carrier
American Airlines Group (AAL) 12.2% Domestic and international
United Airlines Holdings (UAL) 10.07% Domestic and international
Delta Air Lines (DAL) 9.38% Domestic and international 
Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) 5.26% Air cargo
SkyWest (SKYW) 4.18% Domestic airline
General Dynamics (GD) 3.99% Manufacturer
Alaska Air Group (ALK) 3.82% Domestic airline
JetBlue Airways (JBLU) 3.74% Low-cost carrier
Spirit Airlines (SAVE) 3.55% Low-cost carrier

As of April 16, 2020. Source: U.S. Global Investors.