Articles tagged “iata”

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?

3 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Airlines Recoup $500 Million in Blocked Funds From African Countries

Richard Holmes, Skift

Accountants at Emirates, British Airways, and South African Airways must be breathing a sigh of relief. A combination of economic carrots and airline sticks — smoothed over by IATA diplomacy — has helped international carriers recoup more than $500 million in blocked funds from African governments since the start of 2018.

1 month ago

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Global Air Travel Is Being Held Back by a Worsening Runway Shortage

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz, and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

"Infrastructure is a bigger threat to the growth of airlines than the price of oil," says Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker. We agree. Airport capacity constraints are tightest in fast-growing Asian nations.

4 months ago

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Absence of Women in Aviation Leadership Roles on Full Display at Industry Gathering

Angus Whitley, Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's one thing to make promoting women a big topic of discussion at your annual industry gathering, and it's another to make serious strides the rest of the year. Come on, aviation industry, make it happen.

4 months ago

Airline Bosses Worldwide Face 5 Top Worries in 2018

Airline Bosses Worldwide Face 5 Top Worries in 2018

Angus Whitley, Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

As the International Air Transport Association gathers for a conference in Sydney, industry executives worry about jet fuel prices, among other looming challenges. But fret not. Most carriers have the financial wherewithal to cope with what's likely ahead.

4 months ago

Airlines to Test Consumer Payments That Bypass Credit Cards for Direct Sales

Airlines to Test Consumer Payments That Bypass Credit Cards for Direct Sales

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Care to buy a plane ticket without needing a credit card? Soon a few airlines will test enabling air travelers to pay for their tickets by taking payments directly from consumer accounts. Three cheers for testing innovations.

5 months ago

Airlines Are Counting on Trump to Reduce Regulations

Airlines Are Counting on Trump to Reduce Regulations

Brian Sumers, Skift

IATA, a global airline industry trade group, would prefer politicians and regulators not meddle too much with the commercial decisions of airlines. That's a fine position, but perhaps a certain amount of regulation is OK. Consumers should be protected.

7 months ago

Airlines May Want Higher Fuel Prices Despite How Contrarian That Seems

Airlines May Want Higher Fuel Prices Despite How Contrarian That Seems

Brian Sumers, Skift

If fuel prices rise considerably, airfares will need to increase as well, so this would be bad for consumers. But investors might cheer.

7 months ago

Airlines Ponder How to Respond as Air Rage Incidents Increase Markedly

Airlines Ponder How to Respond as Air Rage Incidents Increase Markedly

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

People like to blame airlines for causing this problem by treating passengers poorly. But in so many places, people are angry for many reasons, often related to political climates or economic troubles. In the controlled space of a plane, travelers sometimes lash out.

10 months ago

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

European Legacy Airlines Need to Merge Budget Carriers to Compete With Ryanair and EasyJet

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The IATA boss points to a big hurt for Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France but his solution to have them consolidate their budget offshoots may be unwieldy and impractical.

1 year ago

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Travel This Week: Will Airbnb Block Hotel Surge Pricing for Solar Eclipse?

Sean O'Neill and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Hotels used to be nearly the only game in town for accommodations during high-demand occasions, and they could charge whatever the market would bear. They can still charge guests whatever the market will bear but the question is whether companies such as Airbnb are changing the market and pricing dynamics.

1 year ago