Articles tagged “covid-19”

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

American and United Diverge on Summer Recovery Expectations

Brian Sumers, Skift

American and United are taking different approaches in the Covid-19 recovery. Each has valid reasons for their strategies, which seem rooted in how they view the U.S. market's potential.

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Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Introducing the Skift Recovery Index Measuring the Rebound in 15 Countries Each Week

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Skift is a place where the travel industry congregates. We are in the perfect position to bring together travel players looking to help the industry move out of this deep ravine. The new Skift Recovery Index offers a strategic resource towards recovery.

1 day ago

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Skift Hotels Summit Video: Building a Strategy for a Successful Hotel Recovery

Skift Hotels Summit Video: Building a Strategy for a Successful Hotel Recovery

Oracle Hospitality + Skift

Thanks to Covid-19, the hospitality sector now faces a steep uphill road to business recovery. In this video conversation from Skift’s recent online hospitality summit, we learn about some of the steps owners and operators are taking to get their properties ready to re-open safely.

2 days ago

U.S. Blocks Chinese Flights in Geopolitical Tensions: What Does It Mean?

U.S. Blocks Chinese Flights in Geopolitical Tensions: What Does It Mean?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Is this an airline issue? Or are airlines merely caught in the middle of a big geopolitical spat between two powerful countries?

2 days ago

Emirates Needs More Time Before Deciding Future of Superjumbos

Emirates Needs More Time Before Deciding Future of Superjumbos

Alexander Cornwell and Hadeel Al Sayegh, Reuters

Emirates had a nice moment for about a decade. But what were the airline's strengths are now weaknesses. It has no local market and its fleet is dominated by gigantic airplanes.

3 days ago

Can Flight Subscriptions Help Airlines Recover From an Unprecedented Drop in Demand?

Can Flight Subscriptions Help Airlines Recover From an Unprecedented Drop in Demand?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Before Covid-19, many airlines were skeptical about subscription services. They feared selling cheap seats and not having enough inventory available for big-spenders. But times may be changing.

3 days ago

KLM Will Add Summer Flights to European Tourist Destinations

KLM Will Add Summer Flights to European Tourist Destinations

Toby Sterling, Reuters

Airlines are increasing flights as some demand recovers. But it's a long way from normal. Good thing KLM likely will get government money to prop it up.

3 days ago

Lufthansa’s Board Approves $10 Billion Government Bailout

Lufthansa’s Board Approves $10 Billion Government Bailout

Christoph Steitz, Reuters

Lufthansa's supervisory board would have preferred not to be in this position. But this was the only way forward for the company.

4 days ago

The Role of Frontline Workers in the Airlines Recovery, the Flight Attendants Boss on the Long View This Week

The Role of Frontline Workers in the Airlines Recovery, the Flight Attendants Boss on the Long View This Week

Brian Sumers, Skift

Sara Nelson only represents one work group, with members at a few U.S. airlines. But she is the most influential labor figure in the airline industry. So that's why people will want to know her thoughts on the recovery.

1 week ago

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

New United Airlines CEO Says No To Bankruptcy and Mandating Blocked Middle Seats

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't expect United Airlines to file for bankruptcy on Scott Kirby's watch. The company's new CEO has some big opinions on the topic.

1 week ago

Ryanair Complains About Lufthansa’s Government Bailout Package

Ryanair Complains About Lufthansa’s Government Bailout Package

Ilona Wissenbach and Arno Schuetze, Reuters

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has a point. The German government probably is distorting the market by rushing in to save Lufthansa. But this is a company that has been around since 1953. It could be Germany's most recognizable global company. There is no chance Germany will let it go under.

1 week ago

Amtrak Makes Plea to Congress for Another $1.5 Billion Bailout

Amtrak Makes Plea to Congress for Another $1.5 Billion Bailout

David Shepardson, Reuters

Bailout has become a dirty word. But despite its enormous size, the United States needs efficient rail transportation. Amtrak isn't perfect, but it's the best we've got. It needs to stay in business.

1 week ago