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Bringing you the latest airline news and airline industry insights. Get the need-to-know developments in passenger experience, ancillary services, revenue management, and loyalty and technology.

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
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Where Are the Women? The Airline Industry Reckons With a Broad Gender Gap

In recent decades, women have gone on to lead countries and major companies. But the airline industry has been much slower to close its broad gender gap across senior leadership, engineering and pilot roles.

Where Are the Women? The Airline Industry Reckons With a Broad Gender Gap

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United Wants to Personalize Your In-Flight Ads

United is launching its own media network that will use customer demographic data to create more targeted ads and content for passengers.

United Wants to Personalize Your In-Flight Ads

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Spirit Airlines Is Not Considering a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, CEO Says

Spirit’s CEOs comments come as S&P downgraded the carrier’s credit rating earlier this week, potentially hurting its ability to refinance its debt. The carrier has $1.1 billion in debt set to mature in September 2025.

Spirit Airlines Is Not Considering a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, CEO Says

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Interview: United Airlines’ Trailblazing Pilot

In Captain Theresa Claiborne’s first-ever podcast interview the pilot reflects on a genuinely illustrious career, before discussing her vision for the future.

Interview: United Airlines’ Trailblazing Pilot

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Air India CEO on Impact of Bilateral Rights on Indian Carriers’ Ability to Fill Seats

Air India has been upgrading its fleet and investing heavily in new planes. An increase in grants under bilateral agreements to Middle East carriers threatens Indian carriers' share in carrying passengers to long-haul destinations, leading to a lower return on investment.

Air India CEO on Impact of Bilateral Rights on Indian Carriers’ Ability to Fill Seats

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The Curious Case of Indigo Airlines, India’s Largest Airline

Indigo’s dominance in the domestic Indian market is a testament to its cost leadership and superior operational capabilities but venturing into international long-haul market with widebody aircrafts will need a shift of mindset, strategy, and planning from its low-cost operation.

The Curious Case of Indigo Airlines, India’s Largest Airline

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Skift Aviation Forum Returns This November

We're thrilled to announce the latest edition of Skift Aviation Forum on November 12 in Dallas, Texas, where key aeronautic stakeholders will gather to explore groundbreaking ideas, share insights, and look toward the future of this dynamic sector.

Skift Aviation Forum Returns This November

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Air India Express To Expand Operations In Delhi-NCR – India Report

Air India Express has become the first airline to operate from two airports in the national capital region. The airline is aiming to use the Hindon airport to connect with the smaller cities in western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Haryana. It is not yet known if the airport will serve as another hub - but would it make sense if it were to become one?

Air India Express To Expand Operations In Delhi-NCR – India Report