Articles tagged “fope”

CEO Interview: Air Asia X’s Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality

CEO Interview: Air Asia X’s Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality

Brian Sumers, Skift

Just as Norwegian Air has on trans-Atlantic routes, Air Asia X might disrupt established trans-Pacific players and push down fares. But making money on long-haul flights is tricky, and Air Asia X might decide it has better options closer to home.

2 months ago

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Jason Clampet, Skift

Some old-school companies talk about embracing start-up thinking without knowing what that really means. This, though, is what they wish it looked like in practice.

3 months ago

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

Willie Walsh is not afraid to make decisions that anger employee unions and disappoint some passengers. That may seem like poor strategy, but it's a big part of the reason that International Airlines Group is in better shape than most of Europe's other airlines. Sometimes, an executive must make unpopular decisions to ensure the long-term success of a business.

5 months ago

Volaris CEO Interview: Mexico’s Top Low-Cost Carrier Knows What Passengers Want

Volaris CEO Interview: Mexico’s Top Low-Cost Carrier Knows What Passengers Want

Skift, Brian Sumers

Volaris is probably the most successful New York Stock Exchange-traded airline stock you've never heard of. In about a decade, Enrique Beltranena has built the airline into powerhouse in Mexico. Now, he wants to expand. Will it work?

6 months ago

La Compagnie CEO Interview: Why an All-Business Class Airline Can Still Work

La Compagnie CEO Interview: Why an All-Business Class Airline Can Still Work

Brian Sumers, Skift

You have to give Frantz Yvelin some credit for thinking big, but the idea that an all-business class airline could work outside of a few of the largest financial centers in the world seems far-fetched. And even routes like London to New York aren't sure winners, as La Compagnie showed recently when it suspended flights.

7 months ago

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many U.S. airlines and their employee unions are concerned about Norwegian's rapid growth — and for good reason. With its low cost, long-haul model, Norwegian is a threat to legacy airlines.

7 months ago

CEO Interview: JetBlue Founder’s Future With Azul Airlines and TAP Portugal

CEO Interview: JetBlue Founder’s Future With Azul Airlines and TAP Portugal

Brian Sumers , Skift

When David Neeleman was pushed out of JetBlue Airways, the carrier he founded, in 2007, it wasn't clear he would have a next act. But Neeleman, who now controls two airlines, is doing just fine.

7 months ago

Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier

Jetstar CEO Interview: Running the World’s Most Unique Low-Cost Carrier

Brian Sumers, Skift

What Jetstar Group has done is nearly impossible. It has taken five different airlines in five countries, most with different investors, and operating them as one brand. So far, it's worked out pretty well.

7 months ago

Emirates CEO Interview: Tim Clark on the Next Generation of Fees

Emirates CEO Interview: Tim Clark on the Next Generation of Fees

Brian Sumers, Skift

Emirates may be among the world's most innovative airlines, but even it is focused on the bottom line. And since fares have been falling, coach passengers may need to get used to the idea that Emirates will start charging for extras, just as other airlines do.

7 months ago

Virgin Australia CEO Interview: Seats, Innovation and the Chinese Market

Virgin Australia CEO Interview: Seats, Innovation and the Chinese Market

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few airlines focus as much on passenger experience as Virgin Australia. But unfortunately for investors, that approach has not produced recent profits.

8 months ago

Etihad CEO Interview: The Incredible Value of Service

Etihad CEO Interview: The Incredible Value of Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

James Hogan has built Etihad into one of the world's most influential airlines. But Etihad still has plenty of challenges ahead as it deals with global pandemics, wars, and economic malaise.

9 months ago