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Southwest CEO Says He Won’t Resign Despite Elliott’s Activist Pressure

Jordan’s comments come just days after Elliott took a nearly $2 billion stake in Southwest, making it one of the airline’s largest investors.

Southwest CEO Says He Won’t Resign Despite Elliott’s Activist Pressure

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Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says

Just months after returning to Shanghai, Qantas is due to operate its last scheduled flight to the city at the end of July. Cam Wallace tells Skift about the rationale behind the shock move.

Getting Out of China ‘Was The Right Call,’ Qantas International CEO Says
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KLM CEO on China’s Rebound, Transatlantic Weakness, and Olympic Diversions

After two years dominated by operational headaches, Marjan Rintel tells Skift why she's entering the summer season with a sense of cautious optimism.

KLM CEO on China’s Rebound, Transatlantic Weakness, and Olympic Diversions

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IndiGo Introduces Hotel Booking Option — India Report

IndiGo's decision to add a hotel booking platform to its website and app seems to be aimed at targeting potential customers looking for a one-step solution for hotel and flight bookings. It is not the first Indian airline to make this move, but for a user base that pivots towards OTAs to find the most price-conscious option as well as deals, will this work?

IndiGo Introduces Hotel Booking Option — India Report

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U.S. Airlines Gear Up for 2024 Democratic and Republican Conventions

United and American are increasing the number of flights to Milwaukee and Chicago this summer for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

U.S. Airlines Gear Up for 2024 Democratic and Republican Conventions

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IAG Loyalty CEO Talks Avios’ Ambitions to Be a ‘Global Currency’

Skift spoke with IAG Loyalty CEO Adam Daniels about the program’s plans to partner with more airlines and other businesses in the loyalty space.

IAG Loyalty CEO Talks Avios’ Ambitions to Be a ‘Global Currency’

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Akasa Air Co-Founder On International Expansion and Profitability — India Report

Akasa Air launched in August 2022, and since then, it has expanded its network to 25 cities. The low-cost airline's expansion plans range from international destinations to smaller Indian cities to enhance connectivity within and outside India. And its business model seems to be paying off so far.

Akasa Air Co-Founder On International Expansion and Profitability — India Report

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Southwest Defends Strategy Amid Activist Pressure

Southwest said it is confident in its strategy and leadership team as Elliott is pushing for the airline to replace its CEO and chairman.

Southwest Defends Strategy Amid Activist Pressure

Airline Weekly

Will There Be Summer Sunshine for U.S. Airlines?

It’s shaping up to be a great summer for U.S. airlines. Strong demand. Constrained supply. Moderate fuel prices. Yet struggles are rife—from American’s distribution missteps to Southwest’s costs concerns, to questions about the viability of the ultra-LCC business model.

Will There Be Summer Sunshine for U.S. Airlines?

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Southwest Faces Activist Pressure as Elliott Takes Nearly $2 Billion Stake

In a letter to Southwest's board of directors, Elliot said it wanted a new CEO at the airline, along with other major changes.

Southwest Faces Activist Pressure as Elliott Takes Nearly $2 Billion Stake