Matthew Parsons

Matthew covers the corporate travel sector, with his eye on the intersections of procurement, technology and culture. He was previously editor of Buying Business Travel, overseeing its transition to BTN Europe before becoming a Skifter. He lives in London with his young family, but as a self-confessed Francophile loves to hop across the channel for a taste of the good life.

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Business Travel

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

Admire the simplicity of United Airlines’ plan to rebuild its route network for businesses — but question its accuracy.

How United Airlines Is Crowdsourcing Corporate Clients to Rebuild Routes

Coronavirus

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

With the green shoots of recovery emerging, is this a final push from American Airlines to see it through to the other side?

American Airlines Seeks $3.5 Billion in New Financing

Coronavirus

U.S. Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

If the ongoing political rally between these countries continues for much longer, U.S. airlines are only going to find it harder to schedule new routes. And being used as pawns won't go down well either.

U.S. Rejects Chinese Airlines’ Request for Additional Flights

Coronavirus

Disneyland Workers Say Proposed July Reopening May Be Too Early

Resort chiefs may need to take Florida's lead when it comes to winning over workers to get the California resort back up and running for the summer.

Disneyland Workers Say Proposed July Reopening May Be Too Early

Coronavirus

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to the U.S.

Turkish Airlines reinstating flights to Washington D.C. and Chicago could be short-lived if Turkey's recent coronavirus outbreak escalates.

Turkish Airlines Resumes Flights to the U.S.

Airlines

Blocked Seats May Just Lead to Airfares That Only Corporate Travelers Can Afford

With safety still rising up the traveler agenda, airlines won't have an easy task setting prices as they balance passenger welfare with profitability.

Blocked Seats May Just Lead to Airfares That Only Corporate Travelers Can Afford

Coronavirus

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

Although Level is a small division with just six planes, the crisis must be affecting parent company IAG severely if it's forced to make sacrifices like this to survive.

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

Coronavirus

Russian State Wants Greater Stake in Aeroflot in Return for $1 Billion Bailout Package

Already 50 percent-owned by Russia, Aeroflot probably won't have any issues handing over more control to the state with this overall $1 billion package proposal.

Russian State Wants Greater Stake in Aeroflot in Return for $1 Billion Bailout Package

Business Travel

Taiwan to Ease Border Controls for Corporate Travelers Starting Next Week

For a cautious country, Taiwan has relatively relaxed travel conditions in place that cover a lot of countries. And it's probably hoping the feeling will be mutual in the coming weeks.

Taiwan to Ease Border Controls for Corporate Travelers Starting Next Week

Business Travel

New Credit Restrictions for Corp Travel Agencies Will Bring Heavier Financial Burdens

That insurers may be pulling credit cover won't come as a surprise in the middle of a crisis and potential recession, but it's hardly the agencies' fault if they have a bad rep. What they really need is all the support they can get when restarting operations.

New Credit Restrictions for Corp Travel Agencies Will Bring Heavier Financial Burdens