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Southwest’s Incoming CEO Says Hiring Will Be a Big Early Challenge

Southwest Airlines' Robert Jordan is mostly excited about his new job but also "20 percent terrified." And for good reason, he takes the helm as the carrier navigates a hiring crunch in the midst of the recovery from the worst crisis in its history.

Southwest’s Incoming CEO Says Hiring Will Be a Big Early Challenge

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Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent

When the Biden administration said it would relax entry requirements for vaccinated travelers to the U.S., airlines saw booking surge. Latam, for example, reported bookings rose 350 percent right after the announcement.

Latam Airlines Sees U.S. Bookings Jump 350 Percent

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Air France-KLM Chief Welcomes Coming Surge in Transatlantic Travel

It's too early to tell if travelers will flock to the U.S. after the Biden administration eased entry requirements for European visitors to the U.S., Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith said. Instead, next summer could be when travel across the Atlantic resurges.

Air France-KLM Chief Welcomes Coming Surge in Transatlantic Travel

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All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr

The WestCap Group has led a $150 million round in Flyr, a startup that helps travel companies boost their revenue. "Mogul management" appears to be the new "revenue management."

All-Star Investors Katzenberg, Thiel, and Tosi Take Stake in Travel Startup Flyr
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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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Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

Airline consolidation has gone too far, or that's what the Biden Justice Department says by suing to undo the American Airlines-JetBlue Northeast Alliance. The airlines, of course, say the alliance helps, not harms, consumers.

Justice Department Sues American, JetBlue Over Northeast Alliance

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FAA Gives Airlines a Week to Come Up With Steps to Address Unruly Passengers

As the unruly passenger crisis continues rolling out of control, a united front may be the only way to avert a tragedy. Will airlines answer the call?

FAA Gives Airlines a Week to Come Up With Steps to Address Unruly Passengers

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Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

Airbus’ entry into the electric air taxi race brings the aircraft closer to reality. The airframer's long and close relationships with global regulators — unlike many of the new startups in the space — gives further credibility to its aggressive 2025 entry-into-service timeline.

Airbus Jumps Into Electric Air Taxi Race

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Lufthansa, EasyJet Lean Into European Recovery as U.S. Flounders

In this pandemic, a couple of months can change everything. In July, U.S. airlines projected confidence in autumn demand, while their European counterparts were more measured. The Delta variant's spread in the U.S. has upended that calculus, with American carriers now more cautious and European airlines buoyant on the continent's travel recovery.

Lufthansa, EasyJet Lean Into European Recovery as U.S. Flounders

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Lufthansa Will Raise $2.5 Billion to Help Pay Off Some of Its State Loan

From the outset, CEO Carsten Spohr appeared determined to pay back the government as soon as possible. He's sticking to that.

Lufthansa Will Raise $2.5 Billion to Help Pay Off Some of Its State Loan

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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