Articles tagged “europe”

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

EasyJet and Ryanair Split on Likelihood of Brexit Aviation Deal

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair has always taken a more negative view on the Brexit negotiations than other airlines, and with a deal still nowhere in sight, the potential for major disruption next April remains a possibility.

5 days ago

Ryanair Cancels German Flights After Pilots and Cabin Crew Walkout

Ryanair Cancels German Flights After Pilots and Cabin Crew Walkout

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite making concessions to unions over the past few months, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary doesn't intend to give in to all their demands. The carrier and its disgruntled staff are locked in a drawn out game of chicken.

6 days ago

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

EasyJet Adds Singapore Air to Flight Connections

Guy Johnson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a nice feature for EasyJet to have but wouldn't potential customers just use an online travel agency instead?

2 weeks ago

eDreams Odigeo Looks to a Future With More Transparency

eDreams Odigeo Looks to a Future With More Transparency

Patrick Whyte, Skift

No matter the motive, being more transparent is a good move for eDreams Odigeo. The big problem is time. How long will it take for the new strategy to pay off, and will investors give the management team breathing room to make the required changes?

3 weeks ago

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam said his company is having strong growth in helping consumers book intercity trips on their smartphones. But can he guide his company into profitability?

3 weeks ago

Ryanair Strikes Deal With Irish Pilots in Quest to End Larger Labor Dispute

Ryanair Strikes Deal With Irish Pilots in Quest to End Larger Labor Dispute

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

This is a pretty big deal for Ryanair and its workforce, but because of the nature of its business, the agreement needs to be replicated across other European bases if it is to truly move on.

4 weeks ago

Denmark Is Heading Toward a Record Year for Tourism

Denmark Is Heading Toward a Record Year for Tourism

Nick Rigillo and Peter Levring, Bloomberg

Denmark ticks a lot of boxes for visitors, so it's not a big surprise to see the industry booming. But the country should be careful what it wishes for, given the problems elsewhere in Europe with overtourism.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair’s Strike Problem, Explained

Ryanair’s Strike Problem, Explained

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Ryanair's "good cop, bad cop" tactics don't seem to be paying off. It needs to come up with a way of mending employee relations if it wants to stop further walkouts.

1 month ago

Tourism Giant TUI Group Bears Up Under European Heat and Maintains Sunny Outlook

Tourism Giant TUI Group Bears Up Under European Heat and Maintains Sunny Outlook

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Just like Ryanair in the airline industry, TUI's relative strength means that it is able to weather external factors much better than its rivals.

1 month ago

Ryanair’s Summer of Strife Dents Profits

Ryanair’s Summer of Strife Dents Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's been a difficult few months for Ryanair, with many of its problems showing no sign of abating. Still, Ryanair remains in robust financial health. And if fuel prices keep rising and capacity doesn't fall, we should expect it to come out on top.

2 months ago

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite the travel industry having had years to get used to the idea of new rules governing the sale of vacations in the European Union, there are still plenty of people still scratching their heads over the changes.

2 months ago

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

UK Airport Owner Is Still Pretty Relaxed About Brexit

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given the inability of the UK government to make suitable arrangements for leaving the European Union, it's amazing that some businesses remain so relaxed. The clock is ticking and the country still has no idea exactly what's going to happen.

2 months ago