Articles tagged “europe”

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given Ryanair's previous lack of interest in pursuing airline acquisitions, it is hard to know how serious it is about about buying Air Berlin. It might just be a good excuse to give rival airlines and regulators a hard time, something the carrier has enjoyed.

4 weeks ago

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Disney Isn’t Seeing Much Impact From Avatar Land Just Yet

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Disney has a strong lineup of coming attractions at its theme parks in the U.S., but we'd like to know how the newest addition is doing. Executives didn't provide much detail in a call with analysts Tuesday.

1 month ago

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Acquisition of Rail-Booking Site Loco2 Shows Sector’s Potential

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe may be criss-crossed by thousands of miles of rail track, but it has taken a long time to link each of the different countries. Train travelers who want to go between countries have not benefited from the single market approach that liberalized the aviation industry, and it has been left to startups like Loco2 to connect the different players.

3 months ago

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Airbnb Promises $5.6 Million For Community Tourism Projects in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If nothing else, Airbnb will be hoping the funding gets it some much-needed good public relations at a time when it is coming under increasing pressure in several key European cities.

3 months ago

The EU Wants to Make it Easier to Deal With Unfair Aviation Competition

The EU Wants to Make it Easier to Deal With Unfair Aviation Competition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While there is no specific mention of the big Gulf airlines, they would likely be a target for any new measure designed to rein in supposed anti-competitive practices. European airlines, alongside those in the U.S., have long said the likes of Emirates and Etihad have an unfair advantage. European airlines surely welcome any new rule that attempts to level the playing field.

3 months ago

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2016

The Highest Paid Travel CEOs in Europe in 2016

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Chief executive pay at Europe's biggest publicly traded travel companies appears to have converged in 2016 with few bumper deals compared with previous years. It could just be a coincidence or might have something to do with the deteriorating economic climate and geopolitical issues.

3 months ago

New Kayak Ad Campaign Wants to Bring Europeans Forward, Not Backwards

New Kayak Ad Campaign Wants to Bring Europeans Forward, Not Backwards

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Kayak's new ad blitz isn't the world's most political ad campaign but it is still good to see a company unafraid of standing up for what it believes in.

4 months ago

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

European Airlines Are Getting Ready for the U.S. Laptop Ban

John Leicester and Lorne Cook, Associated Press

Once the electronics ban is formalized for Europe, expect the U.S. to also ban laptops and tablets on domestic flights.

4 months ago

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

U.S. May Ban Laptops on All Flights From Europe, Report Says

Andrew Sheivachman and Brian Sumers, Skift

A wider electronics ban could seriously impact European visitation to the U.S. this summer.

4 months ago

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

U.S. Issues Warning About Travel To Europe

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

This travel warning replaces one that expired in February. Is it based on new intelligence or specific threats? That wasn't clear.

5 months ago

The Venture Capital Funding Gap in European Travel

The Venture Capital Funding Gap in European Travel

Dave Montali, Skift

Venture capital's returns are usually achieved in the long-term, a great match for pension funds. However, European pension funds are still reluctant to allocate money to VC, considering it a risky venture.

6 months ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

6 months ago