Articles tagged “airlines”

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Associated Press, Associated Press

Given the Boeing crisis, airlines need to be particularly aware of restoring the public's trust in commercial aviation's safety. Against this backdrop, an internal alarm at Horizon Air is especially worrying.

3 days ago

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Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Intelligent Scheduling Will Drive the Next Frontier of Improving Customer Experience

Sabre + Skift

Airlines have invested in making many of their offerings increasingly data-driven in recent years. Yet they haven’t taken the same approach to schedules, one of their preeminent products.

3 days ago

South Africa Relinquishes Control of Flag Carrier in Risky Effort to Save It

South Africa Relinquishes Control of Flag Carrier in Risky Effort to Save It

Mike Cohen and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

South Africa's national carrier is in dire straits, and some say the latest move by the government to save it is merely delaying the inevitable.

3 days ago

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Battling Executive Burnout in the 24/7 Travel Business

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Burnout is everywhere in our precarious global economy, but it's especially pronounced in the travel and hospitality industry. Knowing the reasons why can help prevent it from taking over.

7 days ago

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Norwegian Air Scales Back Long-Haul Routes Citing Engine Problems

Associated Press, Associated Press

Norwegian Air still appears to be in scale-back mode. The idea remains that reining in ambitions will allow the carrier to find a sustainable future.

1 week ago

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Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

Blockchain Technology Finds New Purpose in Transforming Airline Retailing

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) + Skift

New kinds of partnerships and connections are changing how the airline industry retails. Stakeholders are increasingly turning to new technology like blockchain to facilitate these changes without disrupting their ability to provide travelers a frictionless experience and giving travel managers the control they need.

2 weeks ago

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

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

Sean O'Neill, Skift

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.

2 weeks ago

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Booking Holdings and Expedia in Arms Race to Deliver the Connected Trip

Dennis Schaal, Skift

From the wishful thinking and hype of years ago, the connected trip is beginning to draw real investment and become a thing. It will take a very extended period of time to make it a more meaningful development. In that faraway horizon, will there indeed be any differentiation among the leading providers?

3 weeks ago

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American Airlines Revamps Its Corporate Recognition Benefits

American Airlines Revamps Its Corporate Recognition Benefits

American Airlines + Skift

The conversation around business traveler satisfaction is growing. American Airlines’ refreshed corporate benefits show that the airline is listening.

3 weeks ago

Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

Global Regulators Aren’t Aligned in Boeing 737 Max Recertification

Matthew Miller and William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Getting the Boeing 737 Max back to the skies is one thing, but restoring flyers' faith in regulators is another. Global cohesion would certainly help, but that seems a long way off.

3 weeks ago

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Executive Q&A: Dee Waddell from IBM on How Technology Must Converge to Deliver a Seamless Airline Experience

Executive Q&A: Dee Waddell from IBM on How Technology Must Converge to Deliver a Seamless Airline Experience

IBM + Skift

For airlines to deliver a seamless passenger experience, technology, people, and systems must connect on the back end.

3 weeks ago

Wizz Air Challenges Ryanair With Simplicity and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Wizz Air Challenges Ryanair With Simplicity and 4 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, competition is fierce between Wizz Air and Ryanair as both companies aim to be the ultra-low-cost airline of record in Europe. Meanwhile, AirAsia Group is beginning its transformation to become an e-commerce company.

3 weeks ago