Articles tagged “aviation”

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Jamie Freed and Tim Hepher, Reuters

Economic growth has created new demand for turboprop aircraft in developing regions. Competition in the sector is fierce, particularly as Boeing and Airbus line up against each other in yet another market.

4 days ago

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international flights, potentially posing real competition for some of Delta's routes. Plus, with Air Italy's closure, yet another European airline bites the dust.

4 days ago

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

AirAsia CEO Sidelined During Bribery Probe and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, AirAsia's iconic CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside for now while officials look into allegations that he accepted a bribe from Airbus in exchange for a major order. Plus, JetBlue founder unveils details about his new airline. He's calling it Breeze.

2 weeks ago

Airlines Must Own Up to Environmental Impact and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Airlines Must Own Up to Environmental Impact and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, carbon offsetting has become a popular way for airlines to improve their image, but the reality is they are still pumping millions of tons of CO2 into the air. In addition, the coronavirus continued to hamper travel, including cancelled flights for airlines.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

JetBlue’s Flight-Shame Warning and 12 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

In aviation news this week, JetBlue's CEO thinks the flight shaming movement is headed toward the U.S. What's more, twice a year Skift looks at the best of the best in travel and hospitality. For the 2020 winter edition, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Alaska Airlines received shout-outs for best innovators in airlines.

4 weeks ago

New Regulations May Limit Emotional Support Animals on Flights

New Regulations May Limit Emotional Support Animals on Flights

David Koenig, Associated Press

It's not good when an emotional support snake or pig bites someone on a flight. The U.S. government wants to make it so only highly trained dogs can accompany passengers on board.

4 weeks ago

What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

What the Coronavirus Means So Far for the Travel Industry

Staff, Skift

The travel industry is starting to feel the impact from this latest global health crisis. How it responds to help contain the spread of the virus will set a new precedent while weathering an extensive disruption to its business.

4 weeks ago

Distribution Giants Jockey for Air India Biz and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Distribution Giants Jockey for Air India Biz and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Danielle Hyams, Skift

This week in aviation news, global distribution systems battle for struggling Air India's business, plus Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new $5 billion airport outside of Addis Ababa.

1 month ago

IAG CEO Retires and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

IAG CEO Retires and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, IAG CEO Willie Walsh announced he will retire after 40 influential years in the industry, and don't miss our 2020 megatrends, including an analysis of the rise of ultra-long-haul flights.

1 month ago

2020 Greets Biz Travel Managers With Cheap Airfares

2020 Greets Biz Travel Managers With Cheap Airfares

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Expensive flights will remain an issue for travel managers going forward. Deals can be had, however, especially in the regions most important to global commerce.

2 months ago

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Business Travel Airfares to Remain Flat in 2020: Amex GBT Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The good news is that airfares aren't set for a major increase in 2020. The bad news is that a softening in the financial outlook for global businesses is the likely cause.

2 months ago

This Year’s Top 10 Airline Developments and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

This Year’s Top 10 Airline Developments and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Faye Chiu, Skift

This week in aviation, JetBlue announces Salt Lake City as its new headquarters, and Boeing halts production on the 737 Max. We also take a look at the top 10 industry developments in 2019 and Sun Country's unlikely deal with Amazon.

2 months ago