Articles tagged “airlines”

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Committee Leadership Changes in Divided Congress Will Be Mixed Bag for Travel Industry

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, controlled by opposing parties, will be at loggerheads over many issues related to both the travel industry and travelers. However, there will be plenty of wiggle room, if not on airplanes with reduced passenger legroom, then in the halls of Congress, where some legislation will undoubtedly get done.

5 days ago

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Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Digital Has Helped Airlines Innovate, But There’s Still a Long Way to Go

Sabre + Skift

The digital transformation that the airline industry has undergone in recent years has helped fuel a customer-centric approach. But there’s still opportunity for improvement as far as behind-the-scenes tech infrastructure goes.

5 days ago

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Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada Doubles Down on Its Corporate Travel Offerings

Air Canada + Skift

Air Canada has enhanced its corporate travel offerings to deliver on changing expectations, primarily by focusing on flexibility, customization, and its global network.

1 week ago

TUI Boosts Aircraft Order to Capitalize on Rivals’ Struggles

TUI Boosts Aircraft Order to Capitalize on Rivals’ Struggles

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With airlines failing all across Europe, it makes sense for TUI Group to add to its order book.

1 month ago

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American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is looking south with its new and expanded routes to destinations in Latin America, further securing its position as the leading U.S. airline in the region.

1 month ago

Cheaper Flights Come to Argentina Even as the Economy Continues to Struggle

Cheaper Flights Come to Argentina Even as the Economy Continues to Struggle

Kristin Majcher, Skift

Argentina’s tough economic situation has been characterized by devalued currency and rising consumer prices. But at the same time, other factors have led to the introduction of cheaper airfares and more players in the airline market. That's good for travelers.

1 month ago

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Discount Airlines Take Frequent Flyer Programs More Seriously After Initial Snub

Brian Sumers, Skift

Not long ago, all discount airlines needed to compete was cheap fares. But times change, and with legacy airlines poaching some of their customers, more ultra-low-cost carriers are taking loyalty seriously.

2 months ago

Boeing and Airbus Struggle to Deliver New Planes Because of Engine Issues

Boeing and Airbus Struggle to Deliver New Planes Because of Engine Issues

Julie Johnsson, Mary Schlangenstein and Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

Here's yet another problem with engines that Airbus and Boeing face. The world's airlines can't be happy with these production delays.

2 months ago

Volvo Believes Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt Aviation

Volvo Believes Self-Driving Cars Will Disrupt Aviation

Niclas Rolander, Bloomberg

Busy travelers don't love waiting at the airport for flights that might or might not be on time. But they don't love sitting in traffic either, regardless of who's driving. As long as gridlock is an issue, will autonomous cars really change the travel game that much?

2 months ago

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Ryanair Board Faced With Expanded Threat of Investor Protest

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Glass Lewis, an influential shareholder advisory company, has told shareholders of the budget airline to vote against several directors on its board because of concerns over proper governance. Its arguments are more persuasive than Ryanair has let on.

2 months ago

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Blockchain and Travel: Distributed Ledger Technology is Changing the Business of Airlines and Travel Agencies

Blockchain and Travel: Distributed Ledger Technology is Changing the Business of Airlines and Travel Agencies

Further Network + Skift

Travel tech leaders are betting on blockchain to transform nearly every aspect of the travel journey, making transactions simpler, more affordable, and more trustworthy, for both providers and consumers.

2 months ago

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

A booming market doesn't necessarily mean massive profit. For a variety of reasons, Indian carriers have struggled over the years. Maybe the government needs to rethink how it regulates airlines?

2 months ago