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JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares

An increase in airfares could contribute to reducing airline passenger numbers. That would be another blow for an industry still suffering from damage caused by Covid variants.

JetBlue-American Partnership Draws Scrutiny of U.S. Senator Over Airfares

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A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

Old school travel companies still largely dominate in terms of stock market valuation, but there is no denying the disruption sparked by Airbnb’s debut on the stock market.

A New List of the Most Valuable Public Travel Companies

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Biden Administration Takes Unusual Step to Promote Newark Airport Competition

Airport access awards don't usually make the news, but the Biden administration is making a usually obscure federal process part of its larger competition agenda. The upshot is that Spirit Airlines could stand to benefit from more rights at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Biden Administration Takes Unusual Step to Promote Newark Airport Competition

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Eurowings Leads Lufthansa Group’s Expansion Into Scandinavia

With its budget airline Eurowings expanding into Sweden, the Lufthansa Group is getting a toehold in Scandinavia. With both SAS and Norwegian Air downsizing, Lufthansa and other European airlines think the region is ripe with opportunity.

Eurowings Leads Lufthansa Group’s Expansion Into Scandinavia
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Southwest’s Expanded Partnership Brings Bookings to the Sabre Standard

The newly expanded partnership between Southwest Airlines and Sabre GDS is now live, bringing the airline to a higher operating level via Sabre: a boon for corporate travel managers and travel management companies industry-wide.

Southwest’s Expanded Partnership Brings Bookings to the Sabre Standard

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United Airlines’ Tough Stance Paying Off With 90 Percent of Workers Vaccinated

As companies debate whether carrots or sticks are the best way to get staff vaccinated against Covid-19, United Airlines is proving that sticks can work. After a threat of unpaid leave, nearly all of the carrier's staff have gotten their jabs.

United Airlines’ Tough Stance Paying Off With 90 Percent of Workers Vaccinated

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Why American Airlines’ Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery

South America's airline industry is in the midst of a radical transformation, as international carriers vie to strike partnerships with the continent's airlines. American Airlines is investing $200 million in Brazil's Gol to secure more share in the continent's largest country.

Why American Airlines’ Pact With Gol Is Essential for Its South American Recovery

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These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

In an industry record, four budget airlines generated more revenue from ancillaries than they did from ticket sales in 2020. More importantly, ancillary revenue grew across all of the largest airlines last year despite the crisis.

These 4 Airlines Made More From Upsells Than Ticket Sales in 2020

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Hopper Partners With Spirit Airlines to Help It Sell More Extras

A significant ancillary play from the Canadian online travel agency, but not quite the leap forward for so-called new distribution capability in the U.S. many would want to see, given Spirit's reach and target flyers.

Hopper Partners With Spirit Airlines to Help It Sell More Extras

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Boeing Offers Rosy Forecast of $9 Trillion for Aerospace Market Over 20 Years

Boeing Offers Rosy Forecast of $9 Trillion for Aerospace Market Over 20 Years

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Icelandic Startup Fly Play CEO Welcomes Comparison to Defunct Wow Air

Icelandic Startup Fly Play CEO Welcomes Comparison to Defunct Wow Air

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JetBlue Founder’s Startup Breeze Places Bet on Adding Longer Flights

Will the Airbus A220 be a game changer for David Neeleman's latest venture? If he's right about Covid denting demand by just 10 percent, then possibly.

JetBlue Founder’s Startup Breeze Places Bet on Adding Longer Flights