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Why JetBlue’s Baggage Change Leaves United Airlines on its Own

As JetBlue makes carry-on bags free for all passengers, is United's isolated market positioning becoming increasingly untenable?

Why JetBlue’s Baggage Change Leaves United Airlines on its Own

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‘Why Haven’t You Resigned?’: Senators Grill Boeing CEO Over Safety Record

In a heated exchange, senators questioned Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun on the company’s safety record, mounting whistleblower allegations, and his pay.

‘Why Haven’t You Resigned?’: Senators Grill Boeing CEO Over Safety Record
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International Passenger Flights on Electric Planes are Coming to Europe This Summer

Bookings are now open for the first publicly available international electric flights in Europe — but the trips come with a few pre-departure caveats.

International Passenger Flights on Electric Planes are Coming to Europe This Summer

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IndiGo Widens Lead in Indian Market Share – India Report

The Indian aviation sector is adding more airports across the country, and airlines are investing in upgrading and expanding their fleets. A consistent growth in domestic air passenger traffic is crucial to their return on investments, especially as international airlines are eyeing this growing consumer base.

IndiGo Widens Lead in Indian Market Share – India Report

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FAA Seeks to Toughen Safety Rules on Public Charter Carriers Like JSX

The move could be a blow to carriers like JSX, whose appeal is in part offering customers a private jet-like experience.

FAA Seeks to Toughen Safety Rules on Public Charter Carriers Like JSX

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Southwest Battles Summer Storm Elliott

Suddenly, Southwest Airlines is under attack, not by a competitor, but by an activist investor demanding big changes.

Southwest Battles Summer Storm Elliott

Airline Weekly

What’s Going on at Southwest Airlines?

In part one, Gordon Smith and Jay Shabat discuss a fascinating week at Southwest, as the low-cost carrier navigates the challenges of a very vocal new activist investor. In part two, Gordon chats with Skift Airlines Reporter Meghna Maharishi about a major new feature examining female representation across the aviation sector.

What’s Going on at Southwest Airlines?

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FAA Chief Says Agency Was ‘Too Hands Off’ With Boeing Before Alaska Airlines Incident

The FAA now plans to meet with Boeing every week to keep track of the plane maker’s progress as it seeks to turn around its production and quality control processes.

FAA Chief Says Agency Was ‘Too Hands Off’ With Boeing Before Alaska Airlines Incident

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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