Articles tagged “iata”

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

British Airways and Click Travel Pilot Automatic Payment System for Direct Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

This is a good step for the industry, bringing tech improvements not just to the retail side but also to the companies managing the bookings through New Distribution Capability.

2 months ago

IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

IATA CEO Wants Help, Not New Taxes, in Bid to Cut Airline Emissions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

If governments are serious about reducing the environmental impact of aviation, they may have to make biofuels a more attractive alternative. However, this might come at the cost of taxing ordinary jet fuel, something that will likely upset a lot of airlines.

2 months ago

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers' data to speed everyone's journeys.

5 months ago

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.

6 months 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.

8 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.

8 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.

10 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.

10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago