Articles tagged “europe”

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lowered guidance is a sign of how tough things are for European airlines at the moment. Fortunately, the airline is still highly profitable; the same can't be said for some of its smaller rivals.

2 days ago

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Even with two crowded runways, London Heathrow airport is still the busiest airport in Europe, but how long will this last?

3 days ago

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Luxury Italian Brands Fashion Travel Experiences

Laura Powell, Skift

What does it take to bring more high-end travelers to your destination? Offer them more high-end experiences. That's the aim of two new projects stemming out of Italy's luxury goods industry.

5 days ago

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Ryanair Closes Vacations Website

Patrick Whyte, Skift

When Ryanair launched its holidays division, we said travel companies shouldn't lose too much sleep over it. We were right.

6 days ago

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

We'll have to wait and see whether the strike brings Lufthansa bosses back around the negotiating table or leads to a tougher stance.

6 days ago

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Virgin Atlantic Steps In to Save Flybe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's good news for regional passengers who rely on Flybe's services, but Virgin Atlantic will have plenty of work to do to make sure it can make the most of a combined long-haul, short-haul operation.

1 week ago

Air France Looks to Shut Down Millennial Experiment Joon

Air France Looks to Shut Down Millennial Experiment Joon

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Joon attracted derision when it was first launched, with many people wondering whether an airline targeting younger, cooler travelers would really work. We now have an answer.

1 week ago

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Post-Brexit Ownership Rules Could Put British Airways Owner Under New Scrutiny

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG's outspoken CEO Willie Walsh has always been confident about post-Brexit flying rights — unlike some other airline bosses. The problem is the European Union seems to have other ideas.

2 weeks ago

KLM Outperforms Sister Airline Air France in 2018

KLM Outperforms Sister Airline Air France in 2018

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

The Dutch arm of Air France-KLM continues to be the shining star of the group. New Air France CEO Anne Rigail will be hoping to change that in 2019.

2 weeks ago

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Struggling Norwegian Thinks It Is in Better Shape for 2019

Patrick Whyte, Skift

From the sounds of it, Norwegian's next earnings update won't be pretty but it will be hoping that it has done enough cost-cutting to put it on a sounder footing in 2019.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Ryanair Records Slowest Annual Passenger Growth Since 2015

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

Ryanair's growth might have slowed but it still boasted a sky-high load factor of 96 percent. CEO Michael O'Leary and the rest of the management team will be hoping for a more straightforward year in 2019.

2 weeks ago

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

UK’s Gatwick Airport Sold to French Firm

Andrew Noël , Bloomberg

Gatwick Airport is in the news for a reason other than drones that created lots of negative headlines over Christmas. Vinci is hoping to use its Gatwick investment to build upon its growing airports portfolio, and has vowed to follow through on big investment plans for the UK's second busiest airport.

3 weeks ago