Articles tagged “airlines”

The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

The Skift Design Manifesto: Elevating Design Across Travel

Matt Heidkamp, Skift

In today’s consumer-centric world, where experiences, personal fulfillment, and transformative moments are revered as the ultimate currency, the role of design — in every sense of the word — has never been more important. This is our brief guide to understanding the elevated role of design in the travel industry.

3 days ago

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Navigating Cruise Sales Is Sink or Swim for Travel Advisors

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With more cruise choices than ever before, there are plenty of opportunities for travel advisors to boost earnings from cruise sales. Doing so, however, means taking a proactive approach to education and customer service.

3 days ago

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Amazon Collects Fees From Cleartrip in New India Flights Offering

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Amazon's deal with Cleartrip using Amazon Pay for India domestic flights could be a forerunner of similar moves in other emerging markets where payment systems are being disrupted. This time around in travel, Amazon has decided to partner rather than build its own offering — a very reasonable way to get back into the game.

4 days ago

Thomas Cook Shares Have Nearly No Value, Analysts Say

Thomas Cook Shares Have Nearly No Value, Analysts Say

Sam Unsted, Bloomberg

At Skift Forum Europe in April, Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser said the company should bounce back as long as it de-leverages its balance sheet and pays back it debt. Will that be enough?

1 week ago

IndiGo Founders Feud May Stall Airline’s Growth

IndiGo Founders Feud May Stall Airline’s Growth

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The last thing India's airline sector needs right now, after the collapse of Jet Airways, is a wobbling strategy by its market leader, IndiGo. Let's hope this founders feud is a tempest in a teapot that passes quickly.

1 week ago

TUI Plans to Take On Local Online Booking Players With $1 Billion Revenue Goal

TUI Plans to Take On Local Online Booking Players With $1 Billion Revenue Goal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI's global plans are ambitious and bring it into direct competition with strong local online players, but as the CEO said, it only needs a relatively small number of customers to fulfill its needs.

1 week ago

Germany’s Airline Industry Has a Sexual Harassment Problem, Say Cabin Crews

Germany’s Airline Industry Has a Sexual Harassment Problem, Say Cabin Crews

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's not just the scale of these numbers that is worrying, it's that the companies don't appear to be taking them seriously.

2 weeks ago

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Deadline Extended: Enter the 2019 Skift Design Awards

Rafat Ali, Skift

The early submission deadline for the 2019 Skift Design Awards has been extended to May 17. Claim your spot as an industry innovator now!

3 weeks ago

Sabre Will See Revenue Fallout From Jet Airways Collapse and 737 Max Grounding

Sabre Will See Revenue Fallout From Jet Airways Collapse and 737 Max Grounding

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sabre is engaged in a tough but necessary technology transition. Beyond the system outages it has experienced recently, some of the events impacting its financial results, namely the Jet Airways financial collapse and the Boeing 737 Max groundings, are beyond the company's control.

3 weeks ago

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

As many as 170,000 passengers may be affected through Sunday because of a pilots strike at Scandinavian carrier SAS. Across the globe, a pilots shortage in most markets is strengthening the hand of labor in contract talks.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

U.S. Travel to Cuba Faces Tighter Restrictions on Non-Family Visits

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When the Trump administration took office in 2017, the popular wisdom was that it would eliminate U.S. travel to Cuba. The changes have turned out to be incremental, but now it appears that non-family travel to Cuba will be all but gone.

1 month ago

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

1 month ago