Articles tagged “iag”

Air France-KLM Isn’t Sure What to Do About Low-Cost Rivals

Air France-KLM Isn’t Sure What to Do About Low-Cost Rivals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Air France-KLM is being much more cautious than its rivals on the subject of low-cost long-haul. Joon isn't the long-term answer and Air France-Klm needs to come up with something better if it is going to compete against Norwegian and others.

2 days ago

IAG Takes On Low-Cost Rivals With Transatlantic Capacity Binge

IAG Takes On Low-Cost Rivals With Transatlantic Capacity Binge

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If there is going to be a capacity war over European skies, IAG is probably in a stronger position than its rival carrier groups. And with oil prices rising again, we could see more airline business casualties in 2018.

2 days ago

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

1 month ago

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

IAG’s Spanish and Irish Airlines Outpace British Airways

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

British Airways and Aer Lingus's owner International Airlines Group forecasts that its 2017 profits will have jumped by about a fifth over the prior year. The airline group priced its tickets profitably thanks to cheaper fuel and the collapse of competitors.

2 months ago

IAG to Buy Austria’s Niki Air for $24 Million

IAG to Buy Austria’s Niki Air for $24 Million

Associated Press

All the pieces of bankrupt Air Berlin are now falling into place. The result may be diminished competition as the big airlines gather up the Air Berlin remnants.

2 months ago

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

British Airways CEO Refuses to Apologize for Cutting Free Food

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Some travelers have unusually high expectations of British Airways. Many want the cheapest fares and free food. But airlines have proven you can't have both. If British Airways passengers want deals, they probably need to forgo free snacks.

3 months ago

IAG Is Bringing Discount Airline Level to Paris

IAG Is Bringing Discount Airline Level to Paris

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

IAG is obviously pleased with Level's performance in Barcelona, but Paris is likely to be a bigger challenge given the strength of Air France-KLM in that market and its new millennial-focused airline Joon.

3 months ago

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

British Airways Surcharge Means Travel Agents Won’t Get Lowest Fares Through Sabre

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines have learned that standing up to the global distribution system giants can actually yield benefits. It has been a hard-earned victory.

4 months ago

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

British Airways Hints at Disrupting Its Loyalty Program in 2018

Grant Martin, Skift

British Airways may be moving award bookings through its Executive Club to dynamic pricing, shifting the way that loyalty program members redeem free tickets. The move may render an already-troubled loyalty program to something even less competitive for elite flyers.

4 months ago

The Real Impetus Behind Air France’s Millennial-Focused Startup — Skift Airline Innovation Report

The Real Impetus Behind Air France’s Millennial-Focused Startup — Skift Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

Welcome to the very first Skift Airline Innovation Report. Be sure to subscribe so you can receive it every week in your inbox. We'll stay atop current industry trends, and have fun doing it.

4 months ago

IAG Is Serious About Growing Its Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

IAG Is Serious About Growing Its Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airline

Patrick Whyte, Skift

IAG's testing of the low-cost, long-haul market with a virtual airline seems to have paid off. Its success shows that the model is here to stay. We'll be keeping a close eye on how this affects the legacy carriers, including those in IAG's own brand stable.

4 months ago

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

6 months ago