Articles tagged “european airlines”

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

Europe’s airline sector is a mix of thriving and struggling carriers. It’s also a mix of welcome developments, like booming transatlantic demand, and very unwelcome ones, like severe air traffic control delays.

3 months ago

Alitalia’s Plan to Save Itself Includes Teaming Up With Delta and Air France-KLM

Alitalia’s Plan to Save Itself Includes Teaming Up With Delta and Air France-KLM

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alitalia has a new idea to save the company. Will it work? It's not clear it will, but you probably have to give the airline credit for trying. Right?

3 months ago

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Tickets for Kids Cost More Than for Adults on Some EasyJet Flights

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

EasyJet charged this Bloomberg columnist more for a lap-child fare than the adult fare. The columnist isn't thinking about it this way, but it's not a bad move to incentive adults to buy a seat for their children. All kids should be in car seats. Yes, even on an airplane. Safety first.

5 months ago

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Air Baltic Looks to JetBlue Founder David Neeleman for Guidance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Six years ago, Air Baltic took a chance on an airplane that few carriers wanted. Now, that decision has proven to be the right call. But Air Baltic can't remain independent forever, right?

6 months ago

Investors Question Whether Ryanair Has Lost the Magic

Investors Question Whether Ryanair Has Lost the Magic

Lionel Laurent, Bloomberg

Ryanair's profit is down, but let's not get carried away. The airline reported roughly $400 million U.S. in pre-tax profit for the most recent quarter, despite several challenges, including labor unrest and rising fuel prices. Europe's leading discounter will be just fine.

8 months ago

KLM Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With Partner Air France

KLM Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With Partner Air France

Ellen Proper, Bloomberg

Given all the problems of late, it's not surprising to see KLM flexing its muscles. We'll be keeping an eye on who the airline group picks to replace departing CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac.

11 months ago

Ryanair Executive Predicts Higher Fuel Prices Will Tank Some Competitors

Ryanair Executive Predicts Higher Fuel Prices Will Tank Some Competitors

Brian Sumers, Skift

Ryanair might have lost a step last year when a pilot scheduling problem forced it to cancel thousands of flights. But the airline seems to have its swagger back.

11 months ago

Lufthansa Group Overtakes British Airways Owner in Size

Lufthansa Group Overtakes British Airways Owner in Size

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's nice for Lufthansa Group to be Europe's second-largest airline by traffic. It's even better that it carries more passengers than Ryanair. But we're guessing the airline company would prefer another moniker: Europe's most profitable carrier.

1 year ago

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

British Airways Owner IAG Labors to Raise Fares on North American Routes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Perhaps it was not the best quarter for International Airlines Group, owner of Iberia, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Vueling. But it was still a profitable one, and the group is among the better-run airline companies in the world. It will be fine.

1 year ago

Ryanair Pilot Battle Drags on as Biggest Base Rejects Raise Offer

Ryanair Pilot Battle Drags on as Biggest Base Rejects Raise Offer

Thomas Seal and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair pilots have never had much leverage with management. Now they do, and they want to use it. That means they want more than just higher wages. They want better treatment.

1 year ago

Air France-KLM Is Improving its Financial Picture Under New CEO

Air France-KLM Is Improving its Financial Picture Under New CEO

Brian Lysaght, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM takes a lot of criticism because it's often not as nimble as its two main competitors, International Airlines Group, owner of British Airways, and Lufthansa Group. But it's still a strong company with two well-known brands.

1 year ago

Air Berlin’s Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy, Explained

Air Berlin’s Slow Collapse Into Bankruptcy, Explained

Patrick Whyte and Brian Sumers, Skift

Over in Italy, no one wants to let Alitalia go. The Italian national carrier is also bankrupt, but keeping the airline is a matter of national pride. There's no such love for Air Berlin. It'll probably disappear, and that'll be OK.

2 years ago