Articles tagged “air france”

France and Dutch Governments Promise Cooperation After Reports of Air France-KLM Rift

France and Dutch Governments Promise Cooperation After Reports of Air France-KLM Rift

Ania Nussbaum and Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The Dutch government recently took a stake in Air France-KLM so it would have more leverage in group-level dynamics. It wasn't cheap, but ministers calculated this was only way to ensure executives in Paris would listen to Dutch interests. Will it work?

3 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Air France-KLM Moves to Simplify Airline Group

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ben Smith is talking the talk right now, but unlike his predecessors who disappointed: Will he be able to walk the walk?

4 weeks ago

Air France Pilots Endorse New Pay Deal After More Than a Year of Discord

Air France Pilots Endorse New Pay Deal After More Than a Year of Discord

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith was lauded for taking a tough but fair stance with Air Canada's unions when he was COO there. But Air France's unions are feistier. They've run the past two CEOs out of town, so it's impressive Smith got this done. Will labor peace last?

4 weeks ago

Air France and KLM Bosses May Become Deputy CEOs in Peace Deal

Air France and KLM Bosses May Become Deputy CEOs in Peace Deal

Angeline Benoit and Ellen Proper, Bloomberg

Did Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith, facing a rebellion of sorts from KLM, just blink? The answer may be in the details of a still-fluid governance agreement between the two airlines.

4 weeks ago

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

It’s Time to Let Air France-KLM’s New CEO Take Charge

Brian Sumers, Skift

KLM CEO Pieter Elbers is one of the most respected airline managers in the world. But KLM is not an independent airline and ultimately he should be accountable to group CEO Ben Smith.

1 month ago

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

KLM Managers Raise Possibility of Strikes if CEO Is Removed

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM doesn't function like a normal airline group, so any display of power from one side was always going to lead to retaliation. But who's going to blink first?

1 month ago

Air France-KLM Plotting to Oust CEO of Dutch Airline

Air France-KLM Plotting to Oust CEO of Dutch Airline

Ellen Proper and Ania Nussbaum , Bloomberg

Air France-KLM really isn't a happy family. How long can it continue to exist in its current form if the two airlines can't work together?

1 month ago

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How to Win at Travel Marketing in the Age of Google and Expedia

How to Win at Travel Marketing in the Age of Google and Expedia

Tinyclues + Skift

It’s tough for travel brands to compete against the Googles, Bookings, and Expedias of the industry. Integrating deep learning technology into existing marketing solutions can allow brands to make the most of their first-party data to better understand the patterns of their customers and make smarter, action-oriented decisions.

1 month ago

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

For years so many airlines were relatively content to sit back and rest on their legacy technologies. These moves by airlines to adapt new technologies are a healthy omen for the future.

2 months ago

Air France Looks to Shut Down Millennial Experiment Joon

Air France Looks to Shut Down Millennial Experiment Joon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Joon attracted derision when it was first launched, with many people wondering whether an airline targeting younger, cooler travelers would really work. We now have an answer.

2 months ago

The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

The 2018 Innovators in Travel, Hospitality and Aviation

Colin Nagy

Hospitality is a creative act and by looking at who is doing things well, the entire industry can take away some necessary inspiration as they begin to execute 2019 plans.

3 months ago

Air France Appoints First Female CEO

Air France Appoints First Female CEO

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Anne Rigail has the key task of trying to get the unions onside in order to avert further strike action. If she succeeds, the future looks good for Air France.

3 months ago