Articles tagged “air france”

ITA Airways CEO Mum on 2 Privatization Bids Submitted to Italian Government

Two dueling bids are in for ITA Airways but CEO Fabio Lazzerini is quiet on what direction he sees the Italian government going with the privatization of the airline. Lufthansa and MSC Global, and Certares, Delta and Air France are anxiously awaiting.

ITA Airways CEO Mum on 2 Privatization Bids Submitted to Italian Government

Airlines

Air France Looking to Make Even More Job Cuts — Reports

At a time when the aviation industry is struggling to cope with demand, the airline's plan to axe 300 ground-staff positions isn't well-timed.

Air France Looking to Make Even More Job Cuts — Reports

Tourism

Daily Podcast: U.S. Guns Scare International Tourists

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, June 16, in Puerto Rico (where the Skift Team is meeting). Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: U.S. Guns Scare International Tourists

Airlines

Can Air France Make a Business of Leaning Into Elegance?

Air France is looking to move upmarket and leaning into elegance with their new ad spots. Coupled with product improvements and a world that is opening up, this is not a bad strategy.

Can Air France Make a Business of Leaning Into Elegance?

Airlines

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions

European airlines and authorities are eager to tap rail links to replace short flights on the continent. But a recent air-rail connection in Paris showed the limits of the partnerships that take a lot more than will power to make work and, more importantly, woo travelers.

Trains Offer New Promise in Europe’s Quest to Cut Aviation Emissions

Airlines

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

After years of hype, Air France-KLM finally plans to take stronger measures to prompt corporate travel agencies to adopt next-generation methods of processing bookings. Yet its serial delays underscore how hard it is to make industry changes.

Air France-KLM Hits Turbulence in Its Breakaway Distribution Effort

Airlines

Full Video: Air France CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Uncertainty is sweeping across Europe, with many airlines now figuring out their next step. In this video, watch Air France CEO Anne Rigail share how she thinks this summer will pan out, and what she makes of rail operators replacing flights as the sustainability movement accelerates.

Full Video: Air France CEO at Skift Forum Europe 2022

Online Travel

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

The acquisition of Smooss clearly wasn't a budget buster for Hopper, but it could be another piece in the unglamorous behind-the-scenes tech effort to smooth the way for distribution deals with airlines.

Hopper Inherits an Air France-KLM Partnership as Part of Acquisition

Airlines

Italy Officially Launches ITA Airways Sale But Will Keep Minority Stake

Lufthansa and MSC have already expressed an interest in taking an equity stake in the successor company to Alitalia, but other suitors could yet emerge.

Italy Officially Launches ITA Airways Sale But Will Keep Minority Stake

Airlines

European Airlines Say EU Climate Plan Will Harm Competitiveness

Twenty airlines and airports in Europe have rejected Brussels' plan to tax jet fuel to make it more costly relative to alternative fuels. Airlines are right to worry about competitiveness, but climate activists are wise to be wary of the lobbyists, too.

European Airlines Say EU Climate Plan Will Harm Competitiveness