Articles tagged “airlines + transport”

Heathrow Airport Begins Selling $100 On-Site Covid Tests for Hong Kong, Italy

Heathrow Airport Begins Selling $100 On-Site Covid Tests for Hong Kong, Italy

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A step in the right direction, although some passengers might balk at the price tag and wonder why the UK government can't apply the same tests when they return.

5 days ago

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Will New Business Class Fares Woo Back Corp Travelers?

Matthew Parsons, Skift

After Emirates, now low-cost carrier Zipair is offering a "basic" business-class product. The concept sounds great, but convincing company travel buyers could be a challenge.

1 week ago

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Southwest Airlines Looks Beyond the Downturn to a Corporate Travel Recovery

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Airlines need to choose their battles carefully. In Southwest's case, will this combination of technology partnerships and airport testing be enough to bring business trips back at scale?

2 weeks ago

Big Names In Travel Back CommonPass, New Digital Health Passport to Restart Travel

Big Names In Travel Back CommonPass, New Digital Health Passport to Restart Travel

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Several big names are linked to this pilot, not the least of which are the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and The Rockefeller Foundation, and to other schemes afoot. But are they the answer to restarting travel, and can they convince governments that Covid-19 testing, not quarantines, is the best way to reopen borders?

3 weeks ago

Southwest CEO Asks for Worker Pay Cuts Through 2021 to Avoid Layoffs

Southwest CEO Asks for Worker Pay Cuts Through 2021 to Avoid Layoffs

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

Frustrated by the lack of movement for more relief in D.C., Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly is taking a different tack than just settling on layoffs. He's asked the unions to take pay cuts to avoid job reductions — and give him an answer on that fast. Worth a shot.

3 weeks ago

AirAsia Group Shuts Down Its Japanese Low-Cost Carrier

AirAsia Group Shuts Down Its Japanese Low-Cost Carrier

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The airline said there was no visibility and certainty of a post-pandemic recovery path. Alarmingly, that could sum up most travel companies' predicaments today.

3 weeks ago

White House’s $20 Billion Payroll Support Proposal Falls Short of Airline Demands

White House’s $20 Billion Payroll Support Proposal Falls Short of Airline Demands

Alexandra Alper, Reuters

It's not quite the CARES Act extension U.S. carriers wanted, as Washington's bailout offer is below the $25 billion they've been calling for.

3 weeks ago

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

Johan Lundgren is right to point out quarantines are confusing, and in many cases a disproportionate response to the crisis. But airline bosses shouldn't underestimate the bureaucratic complexities of Europe.

1 month ago

United Warns It Will Lay Off 20 Percent of Its Pilots Without More U.S. Aid

United Warns It Will Lay Off 20 Percent of Its Pilots Without More U.S. Aid

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

The threats and gamesmanship are heating up with a month to go before U.S. aid to airlines expires and workers are at risk. This would be the largest reduction of pilots in United's history.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Southwest Airlines’ Corp Travel Biz: A Year On, Down But Not Out

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The pandemic will have marred the first anniversary celebrations, but this fledgling corporate travel unit should have enough experience behind it to ride out the storm.

3 months ago

Virgin Australia Will Cut 3,000 Jobs Under Revamp by New Owner Bain Capital

Virgin Australia Will Cut 3,000 Jobs Under Revamp by New Owner Bain Capital

Matthew Parsons, Skift

This exit out of voluntary administration is being described as a "resetting" under Bain Capital. Apart from the famous red brand, Virgin Australia stands to be unrecognizable after such a restructuring.

3 months ago

Why the Ryanair CEO Thinks He Has This Pandemic Mess All Worked Out

Why the Ryanair CEO Thinks He Has This Pandemic Mess All Worked Out

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Michael O'Leary's latest strategy is a long shot, but when your traffic plummets 99 percent you've got nothing to lose.

3 months ago