Articles tagged “airlines”

Breaking Down the U.S. Airline Industry by Market Size: New Skift Research Estimates

Breaking Down the U.S. Airline Industry by Market Size: New Skift Research Estimates

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Want to understand the U.S. airline industry, but short on time? Our proprietary estimates will allow you to understand how the the market is changing, which airlines are growing fastest, and the most important operational metrics at a glance.

2 days ago

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Here’s How the U.S. Government Shutdown Is Hurting Aviation

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

U.S. airlines take safety seriously, and their aircraft will remain safe whether or not FAA inspectors are working. But the aviation industry would operate much more efficiently if the government got back to work.

6 days ago

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Skift Global Forum Recap: How Airlines Can Maximize the Results of Ancillary Merchandising

Skift Global Forum Recap: How Airlines Can Maximize the Results of Ancillary Merchandising

Airlines have reaped huge rewards in recent years from sales of ancillary products. But as we discovered during this Skift Global Forum panel, their future success is by no means assured. Airlines will need to learn to think more like retailers, using what they know about customers to deliver the right products and services that meet passengers’ constantly changing needs.

1 week ago

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Expect Solid Year of Growth for Travel in 2019: New Skift Research

Rebecca Stone and Seth Borko, Skift Research

Our latest Skift Research report provides a look-back on 2018 and details our 2019 economic expectations for the U.S. and globally. All in all, we expect a solid year of economic growth in 2019 which should translate well for the travel industry.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa Faces New Antitrust Allegations in Europe

Lufthansa Faces New Antitrust Allegations in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There's no guarantee that the European Commission will act on this complaint but it shows that the online travel industry is still very annoyed with Lufthansa's actions.

4 weeks ago

8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

8 Ways Travel Improved Worldwide in 2018

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

A few buzzy destinations came into their own this year, too.

4 weeks ago

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

British Airways to Resume Flights to Pakistan

Ismail Dilawar, Bloomberg

Militant violence across Pakistan has drastically declined, and British Airways has decided to return air service to the country, which is keen to lure foreign investment as its economy buckles.

4 weeks ago

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Airlines Continue to Struggle With Passenger Racism and Sexual Harassment

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Airlines need to find a way to better deal with drunk and virulently racist passengers. Ignoring troublemakers only ensure this problem will continue; authorities were alerted in only half of the incidents that took place last year.

1 month ago

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The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

The Future of Airline Retailing Depends on Industry Collaboration

Travelport + Skift

The speed at which airline distribution stakeholders are able to transform their distribution technologies so that they can directly impact their bottom line will be determined by their ability to effectively collaborate.

1 month ago

Delta Bans Support Animals on Long Flights Amid Larger Crackdown

Delta Bans Support Animals on Long Flights Amid Larger Crackdown

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

After an increase in incidents, it's no surprise Delta is prohibiting support animals from long trips as well as young puppies and kittens. This follows rule changes earlier this year that limited the types of support animals that could be brought on flights.

1 month ago

Scientists Say Some Airlines Illegally Refuse to Fly Lab Animals

Scientists Say Some Airlines Illegally Refuse to Fly Lab Animals

Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

We can understand why airlines keeping wishing this issue would just disappear.

1 month ago

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

European Regulators Will Focus on Distributors’ Restrictive Airline Contracts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's anyone's guess whether travel distribution giants Amadeus and Sabre might have run afoul of the European Union's rules. But a look at the history of those companies' airline contracts provides clues as to what might be top of mind with investigators.

2 months ago