Articles tagged “airfares”

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Fare-filing clearinghouse ATPCO has announced changes in its c-suite. So we checked in to see how it's progressing on its modernization effort. The challenges are daunting.

3 months ago

Complaints About High Airfares Led Indonesia to Lower Jet Fuel Prices

Complaints About High Airfares Led Indonesia to Lower Jet Fuel Prices

Eko Listiyorini, Bloomberg

Indonesia President Joko Widodo threatened the state energy company that he would let private companies enter the market if it didn't lower fuel prices to an acceptable level. That threat seemed to have helped.

3 months ago

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

This Is Why Airline Fare Increases Are Coming

Shobhana Chandra and Chibuike Oguh, Bloomberg

The airfare environment is not a one-size-fits-all thing for the gamut of airlines, but many are confident about the way fares are trending — up.

4 months ago

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Chinese Airlines Hamstrung Despite Spiking Demand

Bloomberg

Chinese airlines were given the green light to raise fares, but their lack of permission to hedge fuel has adversely impacted their performance. All of Trump's tariff talk hasn't helped, either.

9 months ago

Are the Good Times Ending for Cheap Flights?

Are the Good Times Ending for Cheap Flights?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline passengers never know how good they have it until it's too late. Airfares are going up, and passengers are going to remember 2016-17 as the glory years for fare bargains. Of course, at the time, they didn't think so.

10 months ago

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Argentina Will Let Airlines Slash Domestic Fares

Patrick Gillespie, Bloomberg

Flyers in the United States and Europe might be surprised to learn some countries still artificially prop up airfares. It seems anachronistic, but the Argentina market is still controlled by the government. The good news? Argentina will let the nation's airlines charge as little as they want soon for some fares. Let's hope more restrictions disappear.

11 months ago

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

American Airlines Agrees to $45 Million Settlement in Collusion Lawsuit

Mary Schlangenstein and Andrew Harris, Bloomberg

Now that American Airlines and Southwest have agreed to pay up in the three-year-old lawsuit, what will Delta and United do?

12 months ago

Airlines Aren’t Passing on Higher Fuel Costs to Passengers Because of Competition

Airlines Aren’t Passing on Higher Fuel Costs to Passengers Because of Competition

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Remember when airline CEOs argued mergers would benefit consumers because it would create more formidable competitors? It's looking like they were right — at least short term. Fuel prices are surging, and airline executives would love to raise fares. But it's hard for one airline to pass on added costs to travelers if the pack doesn't follow. For now, the pack isn't following.

1 year ago

Hopper Begins Offering ‘Secret’ Airfares Below Published Rates

Hopper Begins Offering ‘Secret’ Airfares Below Published Rates

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's clear why these secret airfares would be popular among carriers. But if the "secret" is saving a measly 5 percent in exchange for even more uncertainty and anxiety during the booking process, how popular will it be among users?

1 year ago

China Southern Sees Record Profit After Focusing on Domestic Routes

China Southern Sees Record Profit After Focusing on Domestic Routes

Bloomberg

So many players in the travel industry are focused on the lucrative outbound Chinese market, but domestic travel within China is heating up too.

1 year ago

Fare Increases Helped American and Competitors Get Through the Hurricanes

Fare Increases Helped American and Competitors Get Through the Hurricanes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Contrary to some reports, the world is not ending. Big airlines are raising fares — low-cost carriers be damned. We'll see how these dynamics continue to play out.

2 years ago

Airline Data Powerhouse Needs to Evolve as Fast as Airfares Have

Airline Data Powerhouse Needs to Evolve as Fast as Airfares Have

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The fare-filing clearinghouse ATPCO needs to adapt to airline distribution's rapid changes. Much depends on whether its new CEO can boost the organization's metabolism.

2 years ago