Articles tagged “alitalia”

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

1 month ago

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

European Growth Helps Boost Global Airline Profits

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Despite the multiple bankruptcies, European aviation has actually had a pretty good year. And with some of the weaker carriers exiting the market, there are more opportunities for the likes of Lufthansa and IAG to exploit their dominance.

2 months ago

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Alitalia Uniforms Get Second Makeover in 2 Years Despite Being Broke

Chiara Albanese, Bloomberg

Alitalia claims that its second uniform redesign in the past two years will not cost the airline any money. Maybe this kind of thinking is among the myriad reasons it's now insolvent? Just wondering.

2 months ago

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

EasyJet Increases Fares Thanks to Problems at Rival Airlines

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

While EasyJet isn't totally out of the woods yet, departing CEO Carolyn McCall leaves the airline in a much stronger position than it was a year ago. The initial shock of the Brexit vote has been weathered, and other carriers are struggling. Both of which make her successor's job that much easier.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Associated Press

Etihad's non-alliance alliance strategy crumbled along with Air Berlin and Alitalia. Now, Lufthansa is moving in with the hope of picking up some of the Alitalia pieces after having already done a deal for Air Berlin.

3 months ago

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

EasyJet Plans to Capitalize on Rivals’ Woes

Thomas Seal, Bloomberg

How quickly things can change in the airline business. Only a few months ago it was EasyJet that was struggling. Now EasyJet stands to benefit from problems at some of its closest competitors.

4 months ago

What Monarch Air’s Bankruptcy Means for European Aviation

What Monarch Air’s Bankruptcy Means for European Aviation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there might be too many European airlines, Monarch's demise shouldn't necessarily be seen as being symptomatic of wider industry problems. Like Alitalia and Air Berlin before it, the UK-based airline and tour operator had plenty of self-inflicted wounds that were exacerbated by external issues.

4 months ago

Ryanair Pilot Drama Will Lead to 2 Million Fewer Passengers in 2017

Ryanair Pilot Drama Will Lead to 2 Million Fewer Passengers in 2017

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair's overall relationship with customers was beginning to get more friendly after decades of stinginess. But it's clear the airline has a serious hole in its customer service operation that goes beyond its current flight-cancellations dilemma.

4 months ago

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Ryanair to Cancel 50 Flights Per Day to Fix Schedule

Associated Press

Ryanair is not winning many friends in Italy with these flight cancellations at a time when it mulling a bid to buy Alitalia's assets. In the end, though, money — or the size of the bid — talks, and disrupted passengers' hard feelings would likely be secondary.

4 months ago

Ryanair Says It’s Serious About Alitalia but Only the Short-Haul Routes

Ryanair Says It’s Serious About Alitalia but Only the Short-Haul Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Ryanair does appear serious about taking over Alitalia. But it still seems odd that Ryanair would want to take over one of the world's most dysfunctional airlines. Wouldn't it just be better for Ryanair to keep growing organically?

4 months ago

Ryanair Will Not Break Up Alitalia If It Wins a Takeover Bid

Ryanair Will Not Break Up Alitalia If It Wins a Takeover Bid

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary is willing to buy and run Alitalia -- an airline that many consider to be a hopeless cause. This means that whatever you're doing in life, you could up your game, too. Likewise, it can work in business.

5 months ago

Ryanair Is Trying to Be Friendlier But It’s Still Hard to Love

Ryanair Is Trying to Be Friendlier But It’s Still Hard to Love

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Ryanair might have made itself more attractive to consumers by eliminating some of its nastier habits but it sometimes struggles to get a sympathetic hearing from governments, regulators, and employees.

5 months ago