Airline Innovation Coverage

Airlines

Jet Shortages a Concern Amid China Travel Thaw

Financiers at the center of a $200 billion industry underpinning airline fleets are meeting to discuss a host of macroeconomic issues, from China's return to travel, to a shortage of narrow-body jets as battered supply chains delay new aircraft deliveries.

Jet Shortages a Concern Amid China Travel Thaw

Airlines

Southwest’s Meltdown Should Be a Technology Warning for Airlines

Instead of heeding employee concerns, Southwest focused primarily on tech for customers, leading to a worst-case example of what can happen when modernizing operations is not a priority. May other airlines learn from Southwest’s mistake.

Southwest’s Meltdown Should Be a Technology Warning for Airlines

Travel Technology

Latam, Volaris and Air Europa Are Modernizing Tech to Cut Costs

The pandemic prompted airlines to modernize their operations with technology, and they're not stopping. Third-party companies can help by offering new solutions to supplement airlines' existing old and limited infrastructure.

Latam, Volaris and Air Europa Are Modernizing Tech to Cut Costs

Airlines

Airlines Want Their Net Zero Pledges to Fly on More Than Fumes

Aviation is becoming a target for policymakers and climate emergency activists. Leaders from Delta, Air France-KLM, and McKinsey have highlighted some heartening ways to address the carbon reduction challenge.

Airlines Want Their Net Zero Pledges to Fly on More Than Fumes

Startups

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

The air travel aggregator is likely to get a $1 billion valuation in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. But its disclosures are thin, and paint something less than a picture of certain success.

The Problems in Mondee’s Plan to Go Public

Travel Technology

Could Airlines Sell Travel Better by Offering Playlists of Recommendations?

The future of selling flights won't look exactly like this. But Ricardo Pilon's ideas are helpfully provocative and may help the industry innovate.

Could Airlines Sell Travel Better by Offering Playlists of Recommendations?

Airlines

Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Airline insurers want more security and proper air traffic control at Kabul's airport before restarting their coverage of commercial flights there. The concerns are understandable.

Aviation Insurers Hold Back on Afghanistan Flights After U.S. Troops Leave

Online Travel

British Airways Parent IAG Grew Its Travel Startup Accelerator Despite Crisis

You might have expected that the pandemic would prompt International Airlines Group (IAG) to pause its startup accelerator. But IAG's head of innovation, Dupsy Abiola, says the program gained momentum instead.

British Airways Parent IAG Grew Its Travel Startup Accelerator Despite Crisis

Airlines

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Dozens of companies are attempting to build air taxis, and this dispute between Archer and Wisk over patents and intellectual property won't be the last.

Air Taxi Makers Backed by United and Boeing Start Legal Dogfight

Airlines

Emirates Might Need to Raise Cash Unless Air Travel Picks Up

It's urgent the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates create a "travel bubble" as soon as public health allows. The route between Dubai and London had been the world's busiest international airline route before the crisis, and Dubai's Emirates could use that volume again soon.

Emirates Might Need to Raise Cash Unless Air Travel Picks Up