Articles tagged “europe”

Time Is Against UK Regional Airline Flybe as Challenges Mount

Time Is Against UK Regional Airline Flybe as Challenges Mount

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Flybe's management team will be hoping the airline's latest turnaround strategy works, where others have failed. The carrier has plenty of challenges and is operating in a very tough environment. Might it find things easier as part of a bigger aviation group?

3 days ago

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Of course weather-related problems are out of a company's hands, but Eurowings is also suffering because of its very ambitious growth strategy.

1 week ago

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American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines Expands Its European Footprint With New Seasonal Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is tapping into secondary European markets with new routes to destinations that are growing increasingly popular with travelers, such as Iceland, Budapest, and Prague.

1 month ago

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Thomas Cook Is Pulling the Plug on Its Spring-Break Style Vacation Brand

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's funny how the definition of cool can change over the course of a generation. Like Beanie Babies, AOL Instant Messenger, and mixtapes – Club 18-30 vacations belong to a different era.

1 month ago

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Air France-KLM Names Interim CEO as Labor Disruption Continues

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

It sounds like this is very much a temporary measure but who knows? If interim CEO Frederic Gagey manages to turn it around, maybe he'll be offered Air France's top job on a permanent basis – whether he'd want it is another question.

1 month ago

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

New EasyJet CEO Is Making a Big Push Into Vacations and Loyalty

Kaye Wiggins, Bloomberg

Given Johan Lundgren's experience working at tour operator TUI, it's no surprise to see him make a move into vacations. Up until fairly recently it was an untapped area for low-cost airlines, but many have now woken up to the financial benefits of packaging up flights and hotels.

1 month ago

TUI Has Big Plans for Its Soon-to-Be Enlarged Tours and Activities Business

TUI Has Big Plans for Its Soon-to-Be Enlarged Tours and Activities Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Connecting up such a diverse, offline industry like tours and activities is not going to be easy, but the reward for a company like TUI is massive.

2 months ago

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

The 5 Big Themes Driving Travel in 2018: Lessons From Skift Forum Europe

Dennis Schaal, Deanna Ting and Patrick Whyte, Skift

There is no set formula on how to do it, but it's clear that the most progressive companies in travel are intent on reinventing their businesses, and value propositions. On the other hand, certain things that still work, like customer service and personalized hospitality, will survive the cut.

2 months ago

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

InterContinental Hotels CEO Isn’t Worried About Brexit

Manus Cranny and Yousef Gamal El-Din, Bloomberg

As the UK only represents a small portion of IHG's overall business, CEO Keith Barr doesn't need to worry too much about Brexit. The truth is nobody really knows exactly what kind of impact it is going to have, especially as both sides have yet to agree divorce terms.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair and EasyJet have both used the demise of Air Berlin to boost their operations in Germany. You get the feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more from Lufthansa's low-cost unit Eurowings in the coming years.

3 months ago

River Cruise Line Uniworld Gives Up on Millennial-Only Rule for New Brand

River Cruise Line Uniworld Gives Up on Millennial-Only Rule for New Brand

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One thing we know about millennials is they don't like to be pigeonholed. Was a millennial-focused cruise line something they really wanted? It looks like the answer is no. Joon, of Air France notoriety, take note.

4 months ago

Luxury Travel Is Becoming Even More Specialized

Luxury Travel Is Becoming Even More Specialized

Laura Powell, Skift

Here's a concept you are likely to hear more about soon: silo travel. It's all about going to a place for a very specific reason, and luxury travelers are all over it.

4 months ago