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Lufthansa Responds to Surging Travel Demand by Bringing Back This Widebody Jet

The largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, is returning to Lufthansa. But its comeback may be short-lived as a stopgap until newer planes arrive.

Lufthansa Responds to Surging Travel Demand by Bringing Back This Widebody Jet

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What’s Behind the Airlines Mess This Summer

Airline operations are in shambles this summer. What happened?

What’s Behind the Airlines Mess This Summer
November 16, 2022
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Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

The country will temporarily allow in foreign workers to help fill a shortfall of some 2,000 to 3,000 employees across its airports, but the recruitment campaign may come a little too late to rescue summer.

Germany to Hire Workers From Turkey to Prop Up Understaffed Airports

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U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

Ongoing flight cancellations in the U.S. haven't deterred passengers trying to fly from Point A to Point B. But airlines and airports aren't winning many fans.

U.S. Air-Passenger Screenings Highest Since Early 2020 Despite Flight Cancellation Saga

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The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, how much were major U.S. airline CEOs paid in 2021 is revealed, events executives explain how labor shortages are hitting their industry hard, and travel disruptions in the United Kingdom are threatening the country's economic recovery.

The Highest Paid U.S. Airline CEOs and Other Top Stories This Week

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Frontier Ups Offer for Spirit Airlines, Matches JetBlue Reverse Break-Up Fee

The race to create the country's fifth-largest airline is getting hotter as both Frontier and JetBlue continue to up their bid for Spirit Airlines. After Frontier's latest move, will JetBlue come up with something before the shareholders vote on June 30?

Frontier Ups Offer for Spirit Airlines, Matches JetBlue Reverse Break-Up Fee

Qantas Braces for Crowd Rush With Staff Bonuses, Schedule Cuts

Australia appears to be the next corner of the world to be hit with all the flying disarray gripping Europe and the U.S. Qantas Airways has warned about the months ahead, and is making plans to blunt the impact.

Qantas Braces for Crowd Rush With Staff Bonuses, Schedule Cuts

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Daily Podcast: One-Way Airline Tickets Are Surging

Good morning from Skift. It's Friday, June 24 in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: One-Way Airline Tickets Are Surging

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Potential British Airways Strike Adds to European Airlines’ Struggles This Summer

European travelers terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad travel summer may have just gotten a little bit worse. Some of British Airways' staff at London's Heathrow airport have voted to strike.

Potential British Airways Strike Adds to European Airlines’ Struggles This Summer

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U.S. Airlines Shouldn’t Enter the Blame Game Fray Over Travel’s Summer of Chaos

This is going to be a tough summer for U.S. airlines. They are scheduling more flights than the system can handle as passengers show a near insatiable appetite for tickets. The last thing they need to be doing is joining the pass-the-buck club between airports and governments.

U.S. Airlines Shouldn’t Enter the Blame Game Fray Over Travel’s Summer of Chaos