Articles tagged “aviation”

Another European Airline Bites the Dust

Another European Airline Bites the Dust

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Germania certainly won't be the last European airline to go under this year. 2019 looks like being as challenging as 2018 – even with fuel at a much more favorable price.

2 weeks ago

Southwest Decides Against Basic Economy and 9 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Southwest Decides Against Basic Economy and 9 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, Southwest goes against the norm, Asian airlines start to offer business suites, and American Airlines is missing the mark on customer service. Also, be sure to check out the new Skift research, where we look at the future in airline revenue.

3 weeks ago

Brexit Forces Airline Caterer to Stockpile In-Flight Meals

Brexit Forces Airline Caterer to Stockpile In-Flight Meals

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

With the UK still divided over the hows, whats and whens of Brexit, companies are having to adapt to the uncertainty. We'll see more stockpiling across all industries as the deadline approaches.

1 month ago

JetBlue’s Possible Europe Expansion and 13 Other Aviation Trends This Week

JetBlue’s Possible Europe Expansion and 13 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, JetBlue finally nears a decision on flying to Europe, Virgin Atlantic may take over Flybe, and Air France may shut down its millennial-focused airline Joon.

1 month ago

Southwest Co-Founder Legacy and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Southwest Co-Founder Legacy and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, the deeply influential S​outhwest co-founder Herb Kelleher passed away. We also have a story on the carrier ending its agreement with Wi-Fi provider Panasonic Avionics, and a look at Norwegian Air's shaky future.

2 months ago

Lufthansa’s Antitrust Allegations and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Lufthansa’s Antitrust Allegations and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, Lufthansa faces a formal complaint alleging that it refused to supply its cheapest fares through global distribution systems. Then, don't miss our 25 Travel Moments That Mattered in 2018, including Qantas' Perth-London route, Ryanair's first union contract, and more.

2 months ago

Air France’s First Female CEO and 11 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Air France’s First Female CEO and 11 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, Anne Rigail will be the new CEO of Air France, an extremely rare appointment in a particularly male-dominated industry. Then we have stories about electronic searches at customs, Real IDs, and how artificial intelligence helps airline news go viral.

2 months ago

Brexit Ripple Effects and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Brexit Ripple Effects and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, Brexit is weighing on Scandinavian airline SAS as interested parties wait for parliamentary approval in the UK on the withdrawal agreement. Hawaiian Airlines has worries of a different sort, saying it will miss its fourth-quarter revenue targets.

2 months ago

Frontier Owner to Rescue Wow Air and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Frontier Owner to Rescue Wow Air and 7 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation: Indigo Partners, the private equity firm that controls Frontier Airlines, agreed in principle to invest in Iceland's ailing Wow Air. Back stateside, United Airlines is feeling confident about strong demand and lower fuel prices.

3 months ago

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

What the Latest Brexit Agreement Means for Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The United Kingdom and European Union have finally agreed on a Brexit deal — but the drama isn't over yet. The UK parliament still needs to give its approval and at the moment, that isn't looking likely.

3 months ago

EasyJet’s Brexit-Proofing and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

EasyJet’s Brexit-Proofing and 3 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, EasyJet is preparing for Brexit as actively and confidently as possible, and we take a look at what "premium economy" really means as class definitions evolve.

3 months ago

Auctioning Premium Seats and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Auctioning Premium Seats and 8 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

This week in aviation, carriers are auctioning off premium seats to squeeze every last dollar out of each flight, and the union representing pilots at Frontier Airlines said it finally reached a tentative pay agreement.

3 months ago