Articles tagged “airlines”

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Skift Podcast: Why Travel Should Be Optimistic About 2019

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear the reasons the travel industry could be in for a good year — or the factors that could steer 2019 off course.

7 days ago

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

When Travel Advisors Sell to Their Peers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Consumer research indicates that Baby Boomers are not only the highest-spending travel demographic, but the one most likely to place trust in a travel advisor. This is illustrated by the success of The Roaming Boomers, an agency that derives almost all of its business from the Woodstock generation.

1 week ago

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Heathrow Collects Dutch Parts for Luggage Carousels in Case of a No-Deal Brexit

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Call off the fearmongers. The CEO of Heathrow said operations should be fairly normal because of existing agreements if the UK exits the European Union without signed paperwork. That's reassuring, and we hope he's correct.

2 weeks ago

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

TUI and Thomas Cook Face Up to Bleak 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Well, well, well, it's not just Thomas Cook that's struggling. TUI is feeling the pain as well, and given its size and power, it's fair to say the whole European tour operator market is now in a bad way.

2 weeks ago

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The worse things get for the U.S. economy, the more pressure there will be to end the U.S. government's partial shutdown.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airline Revenue Growth Will Slow in 2019: New Skift Research Estimates

U.S. Airline Revenue Growth Will Slow in 2019: New Skift Research Estimates

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Skift Research's proprietary U.S. airline estimates provide market shares for all major carriers as well as industry overviews by product line and key operating statistics.

4 weeks ago

Recession Watch: The Debt Load of the Travel Industry’s Public Companies

Recession Watch: The Debt Load of the Travel Industry’s Public Companies

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When it comes to their debt, easyJet has a much more liquid position than Ryanair, while United and Delta have a lighter debt burden relatively speaking than American Airlines. In the event of a recession, debt loads would be one critical factor among many in hamstringing or contributing to a company's ability to maneuver.

4 weeks ago

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

China’s Alibaba Trims Business Travel Spend as Trade War Concerns Mount

Bloomberg

Alibaba's business travelers are no longer routinely booking extra-legroom seats, and they are not riding solo in taxis. The impact of U.S.-China trade war tensions is creeping into U.S.-China travel from both countries.

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

Lion Air Jet’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Found

Associated Press

If the voice recorder is undamaged, it could provide much-needed answers to the worst airline disaster in Indonesia since 1997. The families of the 189 people who died would welcome that.

1 month 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.

1 month 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 month ago