Articles tagged “air france”

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

KLM CEO Still Sees Slow Recovery Even as More Flights Resume

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM has a powerful brand and should be able to withstand this crisis. But it is not a good time for legacy European airlines that usually rely on lucrative corporate travelers.

2 weeks ago

Google Is Providing Search Data to Air France, Lufthansa, Other Airlines Looking to Decide Which Routes to Restart

Google Is Providing Search Data to Air France, Lufthansa, Other Airlines Looking to Decide Which Routes to Restart

Dennis Schaal, Skift

How do airline network planners determine where to restart routes when no one is flying after Covid-19 destroyed assumptions about consumer habits? Enter Google with its huge data set about consumer whims — maybe not the ultimate decider about airline flight schedules, but another factor to weigh.

2 weeks ago

Dutch and French Governments Close to Terms On Air France-KLM Bailout, Sources Say

Dutch and French Governments Close to Terms On Air France-KLM Bailout, Sources Say

Toby Sterling and Laurence Frost, Reuters

It was only a matter of time until the governments hashed out the details. Air France and KLM are too important to each country. And both airlines need help.

2 weeks ago

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

IAG’s Austrian Airline Level Europe Files for Insolvency

Sarah Young, Reuters

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.

4 weeks ago

Air France Finally Secures $7.6 Billion State Rescue Package

Air France Finally Secures $7.6 Billion State Rescue Package

Baczynska and Robin Emmott, Reuters

The waiting has paid off. The European Commission's seal of approval will be welcomed by Air France, but raise a few eyebrows among other carriers — in particular Ryanair's Michael O'Leary.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air Faces Make-Or-Break Shareholder Vote on Rescue Plan

Norwegian Air Faces Make-Or-Break Shareholder Vote on Rescue Plan

Julia Kollewe, The Guardian

Norwegian Air must appeal to shareholders to narrowly avoid becoming the latest airline casualty of the coronavirus shutdown.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM Will Receive At Least $10 Billion in Bailouts From France and Netherlands

Air France-KLM Will Receive At Least $10 Billion in Bailouts From France and Netherlands

Angela Charlton and Mike Corder, The Associated Press

Air France and KLM are two of the most storied aviation brands in the world. Their national governments are not going to let them going out of business — no matter what it takes.

3 months ago

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A crisis brings out either the best or worst in people. Technology is no different, and so-called New Distribution Capability could have a new lease of life.

3 months ago

French Government Ready to Help Out Air France

French Government Ready to Help Out Air France

Reuters

These are unprecedented times and the French state, as the largest single shareholder in parent company Air France-KLM, will want to safeguard its investment.

4 months ago

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Air France-KLM’s $324 Million in Fuel Savings Likely to Offset Coronavirus Outbreak Costs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For the moment, the drop in fuel price is benefiting Air France-KLM, but if the coronavirus outbreak doesn't ease off, this could all change.

5 months ago

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

U.S. Greenlights Delta to Expand Joint Venture With European Airlines

Associated Press

This decision raises concerns about rising ticket prices due to reduced competition. The U.S. Transportation Department said it will try to ensure a competitive marketplace, but that may prove difficult to do.

8 months ago

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Airlines Still Think They Can Offset Their Way Out of Climate Catastrophe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines are much more comfortable talking about mitigating climate change through incremental changes such as more efficient aircraft and carbon offsets. But these don't alter the fundamental problem. Flying is bad for the environment, and it's only going to get worse as demand keeps rising.

8 months ago