Articles tagged “iata”

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Qantas to Levy Surcharges on Travel Agencies That Don’t Join Program Starting in August

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

In Australia, the New Distribution Capability is moving from a vague concept to an active business model, as Qantas urges travel agents to sign up to a new channel with expanded content. Those who miss the June 30 deadline could lose out on some enhancements but also face new fees for airline bookings.

3 weeks ago

Boeing Max 8 Flying: What Airlines, Agencies Are Telling Customers

Boeing Max 8 Flying: What Airlines, Agencies Are Telling Customers

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

A range of differing responses to the Ethiopian Air disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 is making it hard for travel advisors.

2 months ago

Sun Country CEO Aims to Diversify C-Suite in Rebuilding Period

Sun Country CEO Aims to Diversify C-Suite in Rebuilding Period

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Legacy carriers have a responsibility to lead the way on diversity and inclusion for women, but it might be the smaller, more nimble airlines that make faster progress.

2 months ago

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Start Its First Commercial Flights

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways to Start Its First Commercial Flights

Nguyen Kieu Giang, Bloomberg

Vietnam's aviation market is highly competitive with local and foreign airline competitors. Given the growth of the market, there just might be room for a new lost-cost entrant within a crowded field if it has something different to offer.

4 months ago

Japan Rolls Out New Departure Tax Opposed by Airlines

Japan Rolls Out New Departure Tax Opposed by Airlines

Raini Hamdi, Skift

No destination gets away uncriticized for imposing a tax on tourists. Japan is no exception, especially since the destination is loved by millions of tourists and it isn’t clear-cut why they are being taxed. But it's unlikely tourists will say sayonara to Japan, say operators.

5 months ago

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Aviation Industry Weighs Implications of Gatwick Drone Incident as Suspects Released

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Regardless of the ultimate findings of what actually happened at Gatwick regarding the drone incident, the event is a wakeup call to the aviation industry.

5 months ago

Cheaper Fuel Means Airlines Will Make More Money in 2019

Cheaper Fuel Means Airlines Will Make More Money in 2019

Christopher Jasper and Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Trying to predict what's going to happen in the aviation industry is a risky game. Fuel might be coming down in price now but the world feels like a very unstable place at the moment.

5 months ago

Airline Trade Group Warns of ‘Nightmare’ Brexit Scenario

Airline Trade Group Warns of ‘Nightmare’ Brexit Scenario

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

The UK and EU will reach a deal that works for both sides, right? It seems impossible negotiators would allow the EU and UK to lose their robust air connectivity. But stranger things have happened.

7 months ago

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Airline Passengers Welcome More Digital Solutions to Common Travel Problems

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Flyers want technology to improve their experience going through security checkpoints and when dealing with the nightmare of a travel disruption. Airlines need to do more to smooth over the pain points, and mobile technology can help them do it.

8 months ago

Head of Airline Group Rips Brexit Impasse as ‘Risky’

Head of Airline Group Rips Brexit Impasse as ‘Risky’

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Great message from the chief of the airline's largest trade group, but let's see more details of IATA's concerns to back up the powerful rhetoric.

8 months ago

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

A booming market doesn't necessarily mean massive profit. For a variety of reasons, Indian carriers have struggled over the years. Maybe the government needs to rethink how it regulates airlines?

9 months ago

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Air Canada Begins Using a New Way to Distribute Fares to Partners

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New technologies, practices, and vendors are emerging to help airlines distribute their airfares. The new landscape is complex. But Air Canada's latest effort reveals at least one part of the emerging picture.

9 months ago