Articles tagged “alliances”

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Asia Low-Cost Carrier Alliance Needs to Prove Its Benefits or ‘Die’

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Making history as the world’s first low-cost carrier alliance is one thing. Will history judge the U-FLY alliance, comprising five LCCs in North Asia, as a game-changer that’s able to get fiercely independent players to work together?

2 months ago

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

For the past five years, Mark Schwab has tried to manage a complex alliance of nearly 30 airlines. Given the number of differing opinions involved, Schwab has had one of the more difficult jobs in the airline industry.

4 months ago

Can Airline Alliances Still Deliver Value to Passengers?

Can Airline Alliances Still Deliver Value to Passengers?

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The declining value of cross-over loyalty programs aside, alliances offer benefits to long-haul customers making connections, but their politics make reaching consensus among members on products and services difficult. As the growth of joint ventures, and other airline collaborations show, there are other ways airlines can deliver value to customers and a seamless passenger experience.

2 years ago

Cathay Pacific Is Latest Oneworld Airline to Skewer Its Loyalty Program

Cathay Pacific Is Latest Oneworld Airline to Skewer Its Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

It's only a matter of time until American Airlines follows suit.

2 years ago

JetBlue and Brazil’s Azul Nearing Comprehensive Passenger Agreement

JetBlue and Brazil’s Azul Nearing Comprehensive Passenger Agreement

Christiana Sciaudone and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Neeleman is getting the band back together!

2 years ago

Delta and China Eastern Deepen Relationship and Expand Networks

Delta and China Eastern Deepen Relationship and Expand Networks

Alexandra Ho and Clement Tan, Bloomberg

For an airline that is always in opposition to Gulf carriers, Delta has certainly taking lots of cues from Etihad on how to build a modern alliance.

2 years ago

Ryanair May Partner on Long-Haul Flights With Virgin, Norwegian and More

Ryanair May Partner on Long-Haul Flights With Virgin, Norwegian and More

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

If Ryanair continues all these flyer-friendly moves we may no longer recognize the airline we know and loathe.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Is Eyeing a Stake in IndiGo, India’s Largest Airline

Qatar Airways Is Eyeing a Stake in IndiGo, India’s Largest Airline

Siddharth Philip and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Alliances via equity stakes is the new black.

2 years ago

Delta Continues to Make Alliances Via Investment With China Eastern Stake

Delta Continues to Make Alliances Via Investment With China Eastern Stake

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

With Virgin Atlantic, Gol, and China Eastern, it seems that Delta, like Etihad and Emirates, knows the best alliances come not through codeshares but through significant ownership stakes.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Is in the Hunt for Alliances Through Investment

Qatar Airways Is in the Hunt for Alliances Through Investment

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

We'd like to see Qatar take a cut of United, American, or Delta. That would make the Open Skies debate fun.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air CEO Uses Annual Report to Attack Critics and Alliances

Norwegian Air CEO Uses Annual Report to Attack Critics and Alliances

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Kjos and Norwegian's backers are making a big bet that they can disrupt trans-Atlantic traffic. You need a bit of chutzpah to make that happen.

3 years ago

Etihad Reports Record Profits of $62 Million, Formalizes Growing Airline Network

Etihad Reports Record Profits of $62 Million, Formalizes Growing Airline Network

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The airline's 48% income jump suggests that its quasi-alliance is working and that it's set to grow. The airline's new aviation group is its first step towards formalizing its partnerships into an even more official network.

3 years ago