Articles tagged “consolidation”

Airlines

Japan Approves Korean Air and Asiana Mega-Merger, But Two Huge Hurdles Remain

Any celebration in Seoul will likely be muted, as airline chiefs know the biggest regulatory challenges are yet to come.

Japan Approves Korean Air and Asiana Mega-Merger, But Two Huge Hurdles Remain

Airlines

Spirit Airlines Faces a Rough Road After Failed Merger With JetBlue

A merger with JetBlue would have been a lifeline for Spirit, but now the carrier faces an unclear path forward.

Spirit Airlines Faces a Rough Road After Failed Merger With JetBlue

Airlines

TAP Air Portugal Sale Delayed Up To a Year, Air France-KLM CEO Says

Air France-KLM found a "low-risk way" to participate in European airline consolidation with its SAS deal, even as it waits a bit longer for a chance at prize TAP Air Portugal.

TAP Air Portugal Sale Delayed Up To a Year, Air France-KLM CEO Says

Airlines

Avianca and Viva Launch Appeal Against Colombia’s Merger Denial

The airlines will be hoping that reducing operations in Bogota and working with state-owned Satena to boost links to Colombia’s most remote regions will appease the country's civil aviation regulator.

Airlines

Full Video: Air Lease Executive Chairman Udvar-Házy at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

While Air Lease's Steven Udvar-Házy believes Europe is likely to see more airline consolidation, he's uncertain that will be the case in Latin America. Watch him also discuss challenges facing companies involved in both the aircraft and electric air taxi markets.

Full Video: Air Lease Executive Chairman Udvar-Házy at Skift Aviation Forum 2022

Airline Weekly

JetBlue-Spirit Deal to Face Tough Regulatory Scrutiny

JetBlue's surprise bid for Spirit upended the airline industry and could derail Spirit's planned merger with Frontier Airlines. Analysts question whether Spirit is a match for JetBlue, but JetBlue's leaders insist it is and say the combined airline would lower fares.

JetBlue-Spirit Deal to Face Tough Regulatory Scrutiny

Travel Agents

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Flight Centre Travel Group is a global travel agency so it should be able to handle Air New Zealand and Qantas getting around to slashing travel agent commissions two decades after Delta Air Lines kicked off the trend in the U.S. It won't be without some pain, however.

Flight Centre Confronts Airline Commission Cuts

Hotels

Will It Be Airbnb, Sonder — and Then Everyone Else?

Laurence Tosi and Allen Mask both have skin in the game when it comes to the prospects of Airbnb and Sonder. Are they downplaying Airbnb's challenges, and Sonder's breakout potential?

Will It Be Airbnb, Sonder — and Then Everyone Else?

Business Travel

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

As well as the devastating short-term effects, we're now starting to see how coronavirus can equally have longer lasting impacts on the corporate travel sector.

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

Business Travel

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track

Travel agencies are poised for expansion, but the major challenge is finding travel advisors to fill new positions. Acquiring agencies and enticing newcomers to join the industry are ways around it.

Major Travel Agencies Are on a Consolidation and Expansion Fast Track