Articles tagged “airlines”

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.

10 hours 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 weeks 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?

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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?

3 weeks ago

Why Airlines Should Be More Creative as They Weigh Fee Increases

Why Airlines Should Be More Creative as They Weigh Fee Increases

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines need to increase revenue. We get that. But can't they be smarter about how they assess fees?

3 weeks ago

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel

Google’s Travel Update Tells Consumers the Best Time to Book a Hotel

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Google is stepping up the development of its travel products. It's all part of the company's master plan to make it even more indispensable for people planning a trip.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Ryanair Signs Its First Union Deal

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is taking a hard line with unions, even as walkouts hurt the carrier’s bottom line. But we expect it's likely that this deal with Italian pilots will foreshadow other labor agreements in other markets.

4 weeks ago

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

CNN’s Jake Tapper Talks Trump, Marriott and Family Travel

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The D.C. swamp is a little less swampy because Jake Tapper is there. Sometimes the interests of great journalism and the travel industry's desire to break down cultural barriers find themselves in harmony.

1 month ago

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

Video: Why JetBlue Is Betting a Revolution Is Coming for Short-Haul Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue isn't the largest or strongest of the U.S. airlines. But it is betting its Silicon Valley venture firm will help catapult it past its stronger rivals. It's not a bad strategy.

1 month ago

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Richard Holmes, Skift

Accountants at Emirates, British Airways, and South African Airways must be breathing a sigh of relief. A combination of economic carrots and airline sticks — smoothed over by IATA diplomacy — has helped international carriers recoup more than $500 million in blocked funds from African governments since the start of 2018.

1 month ago