Articles tagged “europe”

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

Germany Mulls Increased Airline Tax to Curb Emissions

William Wilkes, Arne Delfs and Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

Airlines wont be happy about increased taxes, but the industry needs to face up to its environmental impact. Making it more expensive to fly shorter, domestic routes makes sense especially if there are viable rail options instead.

11 hours ago

UK Aviation Regulator on Alert in Case Thomas Cook Rescue Plan Collapses

UK Aviation Regulator on Alert in Case Thomas Cook Rescue Plan Collapses

Michael Msika, Bloomberg

Time is ticking and Thomas Cook needs to secure its new financing sooner rather than later.

12 hours ago

Union Urges British Airways to Help Resolve Pilot Pay Dispute

Union Urges British Airways to Help Resolve Pilot Pay Dispute

Siddharth Philip, Bloomberg

Will British Airways management decide to come back to the negotiating table or will they try and ride it out? It sounds like union Balpa is sticking to its guns, which likely means more disruption.

6 days ago

Thomas Cook Rescue Under Threat From Hedge Fund Challenge

Thomas Cook Rescue Under Threat From Hedge Fund Challenge

Katie Linsell, Bloomberg

Plenty of people thought Thomas Cook's rescue was a formality after last month's announcement of a "substantial agreement," but these complex financial deals often hit stumbling blocks as this late intervention shows.

6 days ago

British Airways Forced to Cancel Most Flights After Pilot Walkout

British Airways Forced to Cancel Most Flights After Pilot Walkout

Gregory Katz, Associated Press

Passengers will no doubt be furious but British Airways had little choice. The airline will have to come up with a better offer if it wants to avert further strikes.

1 week ago

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Air France May Play a Part Rescuing Country’s No. 2 Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Slots are a valuable commodity, especially at busy airports like Orly. Aigle Azur's demise offers Air France an opportunity to increase its presence at Paris' second largest airport, but other airlines will likely be interested as well.

1 week ago

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

What’s Driving Europe’s Shifting Accommodation Industry: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

The European Union is the largest tourism destination in the world. Its accommodation sector is critical infrastructure supporting all of those travelers. Understand what shifts are taking place not just at the top level but also across subsectors, countries, and companies.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Names Company Veteran as CEO of Main Airline

Ryanair Names Company Veteran as CEO of Main Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given that Michael O'Leary is sticking around, you've got to wonder how much control the new Ryanair airline CEO will really have.

2 weeks ago

Online Travel Agency eDreams Odigeo Urges Investors to Stick Around

Online Travel Agency eDreams Odigeo Urges Investors to Stick Around

Patrick Whyte, Skift

EDreams believes it has developed a long-term recipe for success but needs time to realize those gains. If it can convince enough people to sign up — and stay signed up — to its subscription service it might prove it is on to something.

3 weeks ago

Thomas Cook Closes In on $1.1 Billion Rescue Deal

Thomas Cook Closes In on $1.1 Billion Rescue Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Thomas Cook's chances of escaping its current financial mess still rest in the hands of Fosun and its creditors. While Wednesday's announcement is good news for travelers and the company's employees, there are still a number of hurdles to clear.

3 weeks ago

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Scandinavian Airlines CEO Warns Airlines to Get Real Over Environment

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Businesses invariably hate regulation, but sometimes it takes threats and fines to help change things for the better. Would airlines really be pushing their green credentials if consumers, governments, and the media weren't asking difficult questions?

3 weeks ago

Skift Global Forum Preview: How the Faroe Islands Got the Tourism World’s Attention

Skift Global Forum Preview: How the Faroe Islands Got the Tourism World’s Attention

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The Faroe Islands has managed to punch above its weight with its tourism campaigns in recent years. Smaller, more remote destinations often have to be pretty creative in order to get attention.

3 weeks ago