Articles tagged “airline retail”

Airlines

EasyJet’s Rail Deal Highlights New Airline Sector Way of Selling Trains and Flights

Airlines need to work more closely with railway operators to fend off climate change activists. But they also need to test new technological ways of selling content from other suppliers. Let's think beyond joint ventures, codeshares, and interlining.

EasyJet’s Rail Deal Highlights New Airline Sector Way of Selling Trains and Flights

Airlines

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

The superapp is where it's at in Asia, so it's not a surprise to see Singapore's flag carrier broaden its e-commerce playbook. Yet looking worldwide, it's remarkable how many airlines are now going direct-to-consumer in selling non-flight products and services.

Singapore Airlines Doubles Down on the E-Commerce Trend by Carriers

Business Travel

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

It's a fascinating question whether airlines and travel agencies will be able to keep pushing forward on modernizing the sector's tech. But Amadeus aims to press on with its part in the process.

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Airlines

Incoming CEO of Airlines-Backed ARC Sees Direct Bookings as Growth Area

Airlines Reporting Corporation's expansion into providing services around direct bookings is intriguing. We'll be watching how it handles the challenge without vexing the travel agencies that will remain its core customer.

Incoming CEO of Airlines-Backed ARC Sees Direct Bookings as Growth Area
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Airlines

New Report: How Airlines Will Get Back on the Path to Profitability

How are airlines preparing to address the needs of the changed passenger and disrupted operating environment as the world emerges from the Covid-19 crisis? Expect to see strategies for personalized value, more choices, and greater airline control, as airlines move forward on their unique journey back to profitability.

New Report: How Airlines Will Get Back on the Path to Profitability

Airlines

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

New deals mean that offline and online travel agencies will more quickly and commonly see richly descriptive details about what any given airfare includes, such as facts about legroom and photos of premium class seats. But don't hold your breath in anticipation. Travel sellers have to wait another five years before next-gen selling will become the norm for agents.

Amadeus and Sabre Sign Up for New Approach to Flight Selling

Online Travel

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

We can shop for TVs and clothes on our phone, but booking flights remains stubbornly old school. Skyscanner is one of a few online players working with airlines to fix that.

Skyscanner Wants to Be Instagram-Like in Selling Flights

Online Travel

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Travelport sees an opportunity to gain share with mid-market travel management companies in the U.S., which seems plausible. But it will need to keep up its pace of adopting new technologies and policies to pull that off.

Travelport’s Plan to Build Market Share With U.S. Airlines and Agencies

Luxury

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

First, it was Whole Foods. Next came your garden-variety grocery stores offering up private-label good-for-you products. And now, even convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Wawa are the latest to jump onto the healthy food bandwagon.

7-Eleven Experiments With Health-Focused Store Concept

Airlines

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Investor 777 Partners has bought tech company Air Black Box, while online agency Kiwi has taken a stake in reservation system AeroCRS. These deals hint at a growing interest among airlines to use tech to build marketing alliances that differ from traditional codeshares. The true winner may be smaller airports, which stand to gain traffic.

Airlines Tap New Tech to Sell Each Other’s Fares

Airlines

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

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.

Airfare Clearinghouse Promotes Routehappy Execs to Fit New Data Strategy

Airlines

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines

This deal is noteworthy because it represents a recent industry shift in the gravity of airline sales efforts. Work that used to happen on computers that interact mainly with travel agencies is now shifting toward computers that mainly power an airline's brand.com site and other direct sales channels.

Amadeus and Points.com Partner to Scale Loyalty Tech for Airlines