Articles tagged “airlines”

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.

12 hours 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.

16 hours ago

Cathay Pacific Is Embarking on a New Business Strategy

Cathay Pacific Is Embarking on a New Business Strategy

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Pressure from Gulf airlines, as well as newer carriers in China, has put Cathay Pacific in a difficult spot. To get out of it, it looks like the company is going to have to implement some form of restructure in order to make it more competitive.

2 days ago

Air France-KLM Faces Up to Bleak Future

Air France-KLM Faces Up to Bleak Future

Ania Nussbaum , Bloomberg

Air France-KLM has yet to solve any of the problems that have been dogging it and other legacy carriers. And with rising oil prices on the horizon it looks like 2017 is going to be another difficult year.

5 days ago

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are probably the two most iconic jets in the sky. But both have four engines, and burn a lot of fuel, so many airlines are wary of them.

6 days ago

Struggling Alitalia Plans Crisis Talks With Italian Government

Struggling Alitalia Plans Crisis Talks With Italian Government

Deena Kamel Yousef, John Follain, Tommaso Ebhardt and Chiara Vasarri, Bloomberg

Alitalia's struggles aren't new. It's clear something drastic needs to happen if it is ever to become a viable business again.

1 week ago

These Are the World’s Most and Least Punctual Airlines

These Are the World’s Most and Least Punctual Airlines

Nikki Ekstein , Bloomberg

EL AL may be worst, but seven of the world's 10 least on-time airlines are in Asia. That suggests Asia's airlines have some work to do to improve their reliability.

1 week ago

EasyJet Is Losing Ground on Its Biggest Low-Cost Rival Ryanair

EasyJet Is Losing Ground on Its Biggest Low-Cost Rival Ryanair

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

EasyJet's once stellar reputation took a bit of a battering last year, mainly on the back of problems outside of its control. Still, it is worrying that the airline is continuing to lose ground to rivals such as Ryanair, which face similar geopolitical threats.

2 weeks ago

Rising Fuel Costs Spell Trouble for the U.S. Airline Industry

Rising Fuel Costs Spell Trouble for the U.S. Airline Industry

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

The good times had to end at some point. Have airlines learnt from the past and factored in fuel price rises or are we going to see a return to heavy financial losses?

2 weeks ago

Mastercard Could Share Your Height and Weight With Airlines, But Will It?

Mastercard Could Share Your Height and Weight With Airlines, But Will It?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, this seems like a potential invasion of privacy, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The chances of airlines adopting this technology are low.

2 weeks ago

Here’s How to Travel Like an Expert This Holiday Season

Here’s How to Travel Like an Expert This Holiday Season

Eric Rosen , Bloomberg

Often, these lists have a lot of mediocre advice. But this one is solid. The best advice? Consider calling an international reservations number if you want to cut the time you wait for an agent. That hack can work well.

4 weeks ago

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

UK Airline Flybe Appoints New CEO Ahead of Heathrow Expansion

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Operating in the precarious space between full-service and low-cost airlines, Flybe has found it difficult to carve out a role. Under its previous CEO, the carrier took steps to address some of its legacy issues. Now it is up to new CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener to plot a profitable future.

4 weeks ago