Southwest Airlines Board Backs CEO Kelly

There's no great outcry among shareholders for the Southwest board to oust CEO Kelly and COO Van de Ven. Until that happens, the unions are likely shouting into the wind.

Founder of Enterprise Rent-A-Car Dies at 94

A real notable accomplishment: Enterprise made a name for itself as a rental car company that you didn't dread using, one that didn't hit you with fees until it hertz.

Sabre CEO Will Step Down by Year’s End, Leave Board of Directors

With the rapid changes now taking place on the distribution front, we'll likely see more leadership changes as players seek to better position themselves for new opportunities.

TSA Reassigns Its Security Director as Problems Mount at Airports

Kelly Hoggan's ouster as head of TSA security is tied to security lapses uncovered over the last year. It's also tied to massive publicity about incredibly long lines and the totally inability of the TSA, politicians, or airport officials to manage them.

Welcoming Onboard Skift’s New Research Director, Luke Bujarski

We are building the best travel trends research service in business, with data-intensive, real trends driving the future of the world’s largest sector.

Air France-KLM Announces Its New CEO and Chairman

Former rail exec coming in to save a troubled old-school airline? Where have we seen that before?

Expedia’s CEO Is Rewarded With $83.6 Million in Stock Options

Khosrowshahi has helped Expedia bulldoze over and ultimately consume rivals Travelocity and Orbitz. If you're going to award executives at this level, he's certainly on the deserving side.

United’s Final Bill for Getting Rid of Its Lousy CEO Adds Up to $36.8 Million

United was an absolute mess under Smisek. His fate is a terrible lesson for both travel brands and children alike.

Emirates Exec Says He Turned Down Air France-KLM CEO Job

The groups likely needs a Willie Walsh type. Too bad there are very few Willies out there.