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Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Liezel Hill, Bloomberg

Low-cost carrier Fastjet recognizes the value in the South African market, but smartly wants to proceed with caution.

4 days ago

The Travel Industry Shouldn’t Worry About Ryanair Holidays… Yet

The Travel Industry Shouldn’t Worry About Ryanair Holidays… Yet

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair’s plan to “transform” the package holiday market is a bold one given that the company is late to the party. Other airlines have been supplementing their flights in this way for years.

5 days ago

EasyJet Hopes Its Plan to Invest in Start-Ups Will Help It Stay Ahead of Competition

EasyJet Hopes Its Plan to Invest in Start-Ups Will Help It Stay Ahead of Competition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For a relatively small outlay, EasyJet will effectively have an interest in 35 companies. Many of these will likely come to nothing but even if only a couple succeed the initial investment will seem like a bargain.

1 week ago

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Air Travel Is Still Inaccessible to Many in Africa Despite Rising Demand

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Demand for air travel in Africa is on the rise. The introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018 could help connect the continent and ease travel concerns, but only if airlines begin offering more route options to consumers.

2 weeks ago

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

The UK’s Brexit Strategy Should Terrify the Travel Industry (But It Doesn’t)

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The travel industry needs to wake up. Five months have passed since the Brexit vote and the UK government has still to spell out its plans. The British travel industry has been a huge beneficiary of many of the initiatives brought in by the EU and stands to lose out if it does not play a part in mapping out the future.

2 weeks ago

Alaska Air Nearing Deal With Regulators to Seal Virgin America Buy

Alaska Air Nearing Deal With Regulators to Seal Virgin America Buy

David McLaughlin and Mary Schlagenstein, Bloomberg

The Alaska Airlines-Virgin America merger is going to happen. The question is what did regulators force the airlines to give up.

3 weeks ago

Even Emirates Is Facing Up to the Threat Posed by Low-Cost Carriers

Even Emirates Is Facing Up to the Threat Posed by Low-Cost Carriers

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Airlines across the world are gradually starting to take Norwegian, and its low-cost long-haul model, seriously. In testing economic circumstances, even an airline as powerful and profitable as Emirates isn't immune to the threat posed.

3 weeks ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: What’s Next for Choice and Loyalty in Air Travel

Skift Backstage Podcast: What’s Next for Choice and Loyalty in Air Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Catch this episode for insight into the changing world of air travel, from the proliferation of choices and fees to the devaluation of miles.

3 weeks ago

Video: The Essence of Iconic Airline Advertising Campaigns

Video: The Essence of Iconic Airline Advertising Campaigns

Brian Sumers, Skift

Watch this video to learn about how various airlines created iconic designs in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Some carriers, such as Lufthansa, still use design elements made popular decades ago.

3 weeks ago

Airlines Are Improving In-Flight Meals to Appeal to Big Spenders

Airlines Are Improving In-Flight Meals to Appeal to Big Spenders

Conor Shine, Associated Press

We're dubious that travelers choose business class flights based on menus by celebrity chefs. But efforts to improve the in-flight experience — in the front and back of the plane — are welcome.

3 weeks ago

This Is Why Warren Buffett Probably Has Little Interest in European Airline Stocks

This Is Why Warren Buffett Probably Has Little Interest in European Airline Stocks

Chris Bryant , Bloomberg

Europe's airlines likely must consolidate further if they are going to match U.S. airline industry profitability. That should eventually happen — some CEOs of the continent's more powerful airlines talk about making further acquisitions — but nothing is imminent. So Europe's airline stocks may not be great buys, yet.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet Expects Brexit Hangover to Carry on Into 2017

EasyJet Expects Brexit Hangover to Carry on Into 2017

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The fact that EasyJet is set to face continuing problems from the UK's Brexit vote shows just how serious an issue it is for the travel and tourism industry. The airline will be hoping that by dealing with things now it can prevent the situation escalating further down the line.

3 weeks ago