Articles tagged “european airlines”

Europe Still Has A Shocking Number of Flight Delays

Europe Still Has A Shocking Number of Flight Delays

William Wilkes and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

There's no reason more than a fifth of all European flights should be delayed. Get it together, Europe.

3 months ago

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

European governments once believed they could rely on the market to ensure their links to the outside world. But many are starting to become more protective of their national airlines. In many ways, it is a return to the past.

4 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Sveinung Sleire and Niklas Magnusson , Bloomberg

Perhaps a larger, more profitable airline could have withstood a longer strike. But SAS is among Europe's smaller carriers, and unlike many of its competitors, it is not owned by a big group. It had to work this out quickly or the airline's future could have been in peril.

5 months ago

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

5 months ago

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.

9 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?

9 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.

11 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?

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago