Articles tagged “aviation”

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Thomas Cook’s Rivals Snap Up Its Assets and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Thomas Cook’s Rivals Snap Up Its Assets and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, there are plenty of spoils from the collapse of Thomas Cook, and now rival brands are scrambling to scoop them up. Meanwhile, Australian online travel agency Luxury Escapes is growing at a rapid pace, and it's piquing the interest of some major potential investors.

2 months ago

Allegiant Air Reimagined and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Allegiant Air Reimagined and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, Allegiant Air continues to top its economic growth, but it isn't slowing down as the airline revamps its business model to be more of a travel company. Meanwhile, the European airline industry can't seem to catch a break as Lufthansa faces a potential fine by the end of the year.

3 months ago

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Horizon Air Executive Sounds Alarm on Airline’s Safety Culture

Associated Press, Associated Press

Given the Boeing crisis, airlines need to be particularly aware of restoring the public's trust in commercial aviation's safety. Against this backdrop, an internal alarm at Horizon Air is especially worrying.

3 months ago

Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Sabre Plays Hardball With Finnair and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week, Sabre stopping selling Finnair tickets as talks over a new contract broke down while European airlines will most likely have to pay a new EU tax on jet fuel. Meanwhile, India is so desperate to sell its national airline, it has agreed to take over $7 billion in debt to make Air India seem more attractive to a buyer.

3 months ago

Wildfires Raise Challenges for California’s Tourism Management

Wildfires Raise Challenges for California’s Tourism Management

Maria Lenhart, Skift

After several years of historic wildfires, California has to take a hard look at the future of tourism in its wine regions and mountain resort communities. The fires have exacerbated problems such as a lack of affordable workforce housing.

3 months ago

What’s Next for Smart Airports and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

What’s Next for Smart Airports and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, don't miss our deep dive on the latest technological advancements of smart airports. Meanwhile, Norwegian Air's newest CEO, Jacob Schram, is focusing on sustainable profits.

3 months ago

European Airlines Double Down on Offsets — at Least for Now

European Airlines Double Down on Offsets — at Least for Now

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Airlines can't be seen to be doing nothing in response to the climate crisis. But not everyone is convinced their short-term strategy (offsets) is as meaningful as some airline execs claim. Meanwhile, fully electric flight remains a moonshot, for now.

3 months ago

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Etihad Responds to Flight Shaming Movement With ‘Greenliner’

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

A pared back Airbus order from Emirates and a focus on sustainability from Etihad hints at a new, subdued era of Middle Eastern aviation at this week's Dubai Airshow.

3 months ago

United Airlines, Explained

United Airlines, Explained

Spencer Lee, Skift

United Airlines has been around a long time and has a huge globe-spanning presence. How did it get to where it is today? We try to wrap our heads around the company's somewhat complicated history.

4 months ago

Qatar Airways to Debut Gulfstream’s Biggest Private Jet Yet

Qatar Airways to Debut Gulfstream’s Biggest Private Jet Yet

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Corporations and the super wealthy are the main market for Gulfstream's new private jet, but don't forget the variety of private jet and charter services looking to expand their services.

4 months ago

Southwest Considers Switching Up on Boeing 737s and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Southwest Considers Switching Up on Boeing 737s and 9 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, after 48 years, Southwest Airlines is considering adding a different aircraft type. Meanwhile, JetBlue is focusing more on its Caribbean and Latin American flights as the company prepares to leave Mexico City.

4 months ago

Delta’s New Subscription Loyalty Play and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Delta’s New Subscription Loyalty Play and 8 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Jasmine Ganaishlal and Spencer Lee, Skift

This week in aviation, Delta launches a new platform that gives access to priority boarding and more perks. Meanwhile, United Airlines has a plan to use larger jets to add more seats per flight as quarterly costs rise.

4 months ago