Articles tagged “airlines”

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Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Why Context is Key in the New World of Airline Retailing

Sabre + Skift

The global distribution system and next-generation retailing solutions will play pivotal roles in helping airlines and agents offer contextual, personalized products that NDC-enabled content presents, allowing them to step confidently into the future of retailing.

8 hours ago

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

China’s Crackdown on Airline Websites Is Meeting Some Resistance

Daniel Meesak, Jing Travel

We still don't know whether U.S. airlines will remove Taiwan references from their websites as China has requested. Ultimately, as American CEO Doug Parker said earlier this month, this is an issue between governments. It's likely U.S. airlines will do what their government recommends.

3 days ago

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Singapore Travel Companies Could Benefit as Spotlight Hits Trump-Kim Meeting

Livia Yap, Bloomberg

Experts in Singapore say the quick Trump-Kim summit could have near-term negative repercussions for travel due to strict security measures. But the longer-term impact could be positive for the destination's reputation — and its hotels, airlines, and restaurants.

1 week ago

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's one thing to make promoting women a big topic of discussion at your annual industry gathering, and it's another to make serious strides the rest of the year. Come on, aviation industry, make it happen.

2 weeks ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2017

Patrick Whyte, Skift

European travel CEOs are paid well by most standards — but not compared with their peers across the pond.

2 weeks ago

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Angus Whitley and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn't cost much, but it's a very different story when the price starts to rise. The International Air Transport Association thinks tougher times lie ahead.

3 weeks ago

Medical Emergencies Treated by Onboard Doctors Present Quandaries for Airlines

Medical Emergencies Treated by Onboard Doctors Present Quandaries for Airlines

Ivan Levingston, Bloomberg

When we all board a plane, we hope one of our fellow passengers is a doctor, right? But that safety net has new complications for the airlines. Never the less, we all hope that doctors still follow through on their Hippocratic oaths.

3 weeks ago

These U.S. Airline CEOs Made the Most Money Last Year

These U.S. Airline CEOs Made the Most Money Last Year

Brian Sumers, Skift

Does the average traveler care whether a U.S. airline CEO made $7 million or $13 million last year? It's highly doubtful. Passengers want to fly a well-run, on-time airline with friendly customer service. How much money the CEO makes is probably immaterial to most customers.

3 weeks ago

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

London Stansted Airport Subject to Flight Disruptions After UK Lightning Strikes

Associated Press

The flight disruptions at London Stansted will have a spillover effect at other airports during a UK bank holiday. Mother Nature obviously got her calendar wrong for this.

4 weeks ago

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American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is tapping into secondary European markets with new routes to destinations that are growing increasingly popular with travelers, such as Iceland, Budapest, and Prague.

1 month ago

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Airlines Test Adding Metasearch to Their Websites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If they can't beat the online travel companies, airlines might as well try to copy those companies' slickest moves. A couple of carriers are testing the display of flights on rival airlines in an attempt to prevent consumers from clicking away to shop elsewhere.

1 month ago

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It sounds like this is very much a temporary measure but who knows? If interim CEO Frederic Gagey manages to turn it around, maybe he'll be offered Air France's top job on a permanent basis – whether he'd want it is another question.

1 month ago