Articles tagged “airlines”

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Skift Analyst Session Finds Little Cause for Gloom in Global Travel Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

We think 2018 is setting up to be a solid year for growth in travel, despite lingering uncertainty over the direction of economic, foreign, and political policies around the world. Subscribe to Skift Research to learn more.

2 days ago

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Key Economic Indicators Point To A Good 2018 For Travel, Despite Larger Turmoil

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

Key economic indicators point to a solid 2018 for travel and tourism as long as federal policy changes don't get in the way.

4 days ago

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Senegal’s Long-Delayed New International Airport Finally Opens

Carley Petesch, Associated Press

Senegal wants to be West Africa's premier hub. The best way to do that is by building a new, modern airport. But that's no guarantee for success. Let's hope airlines actually grow there. Otherwise, this could be an expensive folly.

1 week ago

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Israel’s El Al Airlines Struggles in a Newly Open Market

Yaacov Benmeleh, Bloomberg

For many years, El Al had the benefit of competing in a market with some tight controls over what airlines could fly where. That's over now, and Israel's flag carrier needs to improve, or it will continue to shed customers.

1 week ago

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

New Skift Research Report: 2018 Global Travel Market Outlook

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

With many global markets showing healthy signs of growth and consumer and business confidence high, we expect the travel industry to benefit from a solid year of macroeconomic growth in 2018.

1 week ago

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Bali Airport Reopens but Disruption Likely to Continue

Stephen Wright, Associated Press

Airlines are cautious when it comes to volcanic eruptions because of the damage particles can do to aircraft engines. The airport may have reopened but any change in the weather or an increase in activity could see it shut down again.

2 weeks ago

Bali Flights Resume After Volcano Erupts

Bali Flights Resume After Volcano Erupts

Firdia Lisnawati, Associated Press

The situation in Bali is fluid as the trajectory of the ash cloud can shift at any minute. Tourism authorities say the island is safe. The eruptions could have been — or still may turn out to be — much worse.

3 weeks ago

Need a Boeing 747? Alibaba’s Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two of Them

Need a Boeing 747? Alibaba’s Taobao Just Auctioned Off Two of Them

Bloomberg

On Taobao, if you auction it, they will come. Or so it seems — even with Boeing 747s.

3 weeks ago

Spain Plans to Shield Its Tourism Industry From Brexit Disruption

Spain Plans to Shield Its Tourism Industry From Brexit Disruption

Charles Penty and Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain's reliance on UK tourists shows just how interconnected Europe's economies are. Brexit threatens to undo all of this. It makes total sense for countries to start preparing for a worst-case scenario.

3 weeks ago

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Hogg Robinson Thinks It Has a Technology Edge on Its Corporate Travel Competitors

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IATA’s New Distribution Capability appears to finally be gaining traction in corporate travel. Airlines want it to succeed as much as travel management companies, which will have access to a greater amount of content like seat upgrades and other ancillary products.

3 weeks ago

Last-Minute Tickets Bought by Lawyers and Consultants Boost Airline Profits

Last-Minute Tickets Bought by Lawyers and Consultants Boost Airline Profits

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines are happy to sell you a cheap ticket four months in advance so you can visit grandma. But much of their margin comes from workers in certain industries who only learn about their trips a few days before the flight.

4 weeks ago

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Fewer Flyers Are Getting Bumped After Widespread Backlash

Associated Press

Airlines have learned their lesson after getting slammed following the violent incident on a United flight earlier this year. Whether this lasts is anyone's guess.

4 weeks ago