Articles tagged “airlines”

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Does National Geographic's push into original scripted TV signal that the industry is shifting away from bland travel reality shows and snooze-worthy programming about cruises and Las Vegas? We sure hope so.

5 days ago

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Warren Buffett Can’t Get Enough of U.S. Airline Stocks

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

There's no doubt airlines are in better fiscal shape than during previous cycles. But is all this investor enthusiasm warranted? Many U.S. airlines are facing increased competition from low-cost airlines at home and abroad.

6 days ago

Flight Metasearch Analysis: Why Are Sites Slow to Add Instant Booking?

Flight Metasearch Analysis: Why Are Sites Slow to Add Instant Booking?

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We have the technology, as they used to say on TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man." We have the capability to make booking flights on mobile better than it was before. Better... stronger... faster. But short-sighted airline business strategies seem to be holding back the hot price-comparison companies of the hour -- Momondo, Kayak, and Skyscanner -- from offering direct, or instant, bookings of flights.

2 weeks ago

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

10 Gateway Stories Sourced From Singapore, Beijing, Caracas and Cape Town

Dennis Schaal, Skift

To understand what's going on in the global travel industry you have to go local with people who understand the issues and speak the lingo. Skift's readership has always been globally minded and it is increasingly global, as well, so our Gateway series is delivering on these dynamics, one original story at a time.

2 weeks ago

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Trump Blames ‘Big’ Airport Problems on Delta and Protesters

Associated Press

We're sure that Delta officials can't be pleased that the issue of the airline's latest tech outage -- bad enough in itself -- has seeped into political discourse. The outage indeed contributed to flight delays yesterday, as did the protests. But Senator Schumer's tears? Nah.

3 weeks ago

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Qantas Looks to Asia for International Expansion Opportunities

Angus Whitley and Tom Mackenzie, Bloomberg

Qantas was in rough shape after the 2008 financial crisis, forcing the carrier to cut unprofitable international routes. But after a three-year turnaround effort led by CEO Alan Joyce, the airline is once again among the world's most profitable. And now it's time to regrow the business by adding new long-haul flights, especially to Asia.

4 weeks ago

China’s Citizens Are Celebrating Lunar New Year By Traveling Abroad

China’s Citizens Are Celebrating Lunar New Year By Traveling Abroad

Dong Lyu and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

As Chinese New Year travel continues to grow, are destinations all over the world doing enough to capture a slice of that market? Some like Japan, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates appear to be going out of their way to welcome visitors, but there may be opportunities for others.

4 weeks ago

Japan’s Newest Passenger Jet Will Arrive Later and Cost More Than Planned

Japan’s Newest Passenger Jet Will Arrive Later and Cost More Than Planned

Chris Cooper and Masatsugu Horie, Bloomberg

ANA and company are going to have to wait a little bit longer to get their hands on the first locally made Japanese aircraft in more than 40 years. Given the cost overruns already announced, a 2020 delivery date looks pretty optimistic.

4 weeks ago

What If Airlines Measured Revenue Like Traditional Retailers?

What If Airlines Measured Revenue Like Traditional Retailers?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is it time for the airline industry to adopt a new metric to determine revenue growth? Probably not, but kudos to analyst Hunter Keay for trying something new.

1 month ago

Cathay Pacific Will Engage in a Major Cost Cutting Program

Cathay Pacific Will Engage in a Major Cost Cutting Program

Kyunghee Park, Dong Lyu and Prudence Ho, Bloomberg

Some of Asia's largest airlines are slow to embrace change, but Cathay Pacific is finding it has no choice. It must be more competitive in this new landscape, in which customers are defecting to other airlines in greater numbers.

1 month ago

United Still Lags Delta But Has Big Hopes of Closing the Margin Gap

United Still Lags Delta But Has Big Hopes of Closing the Margin Gap

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the previous Jeff Smisek reign, United fell far behind some of its competitors in profitability. But that's beginning to change — slowly.

1 month ago

Malaysia Air Starting to See Results From Post-Tragedies Turnaround Strategy

Malaysia Air Starting to See Results From Post-Tragedies Turnaround Strategy

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

In a way, it's unsurprising that turning around Malaysia Airlines has taken such a long time, given that its struggles pre-date the twin tragedies. The scale of the task proved too much for previous chief executive Cristoph Mueller, but it looks like his successor is beginning to reap the benefits of his restructuring.

1 month ago