Articles tagged “iata”

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

EasyJet CEO Chides European Union States Over Fragmented Travel Policies

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

Johan Lundgren is right to point out quarantines are confusing, and in many cases a disproportionate response to the crisis. But airline bosses shouldn't underestimate the bureaucratic complexities of Europe.

1 week ago

Air Travel Demand Shows Slight Improvement in July: Global Trade Group

Air Travel Demand Shows Slight Improvement in July: Global Trade Group

Airline Weekly

July air travel demand showed some improvement over June, but it's hardly time to pop the champagne. Demand remains historically low, down 80 percent compared with 2019, but up from June, when demand was down 87 percent compared year-over-year.

3 weeks ago

Corporate Travel’s Downturn Will Deliver This Financial Blow Across All of Travel

Corporate Travel’s Downturn Will Deliver This Financial Blow Across All of Travel

Matthew Parsons and Seth Borko, Skift

Billions of dollars in revenue are at stake next year, even once a dire 2020 is out of the way.

3 weeks ago

IATA’s New Numbers Are Grim, Grim, Grim

IATA’s New Numbers Are Grim, Grim, Grim

Airline Weekly

IATA got significantly more pessimistic about when the airline industry will recover. Now, the group thinks traffic will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, a year later than it had previously forecast.

2 months ago

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Amadeus to Scale Up Its New Distribution Effort in 2021 Starting in Asia

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's a fascinating question whether airlines and travel agencies will be able to keep pushing forward on modernizing the sector's tech. But Amadeus aims to press on with its part in the process.

2 months ago

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

From a WhatsApp Channel to Latin America’s Latest Online Travel Startup

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Despite rising coronavirus cases and airlines on the brink of collapse, Milla Travel could still make its mark in a region that's long overdue for modernization in the travel management space.

3 months ago

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Where Are Travel Prices Headed? Get Ready for Twists and Turns

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Domestic airfares around the world fell dramatically in May — on average. But, as with hotels, there are currently pockets of strength — and will be for months. Still, contrarian trends don't make for a nice, tidy trend line when it comes to prices.

4 months ago

Middle East and African Nations Need to Do More to Protect Airlines: IATA

Middle East and African Nations Need to Do More to Protect Airlines: IATA

Alexander Cornwell and Omar Mohammed, Reuters

The world's aviation body is calling for more clarity on what African and Middle Eastern states are going to do to help distressed airlines survive the crisis.

5 months ago

Physical Distancing Measures on Aircrafts Would Make Cheap Travel Impossible

Physical Distancing Measures on Aircrafts Would Make Cheap Travel Impossible

Julia Kollewe, The Guardian

The only thing that made low-cost carriers' business models work was volume. If physical distancing in the cabin becomes the norm, that business model will go bust.

5 months ago

Corp Travel Managers Tackle Virus Immunity Certifications Before Putting Workers Back on the Road

Corp Travel Managers Tackle Virus Immunity Certifications Before Putting Workers Back on the Road

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The hunt is on for a silver bullet that rubber stamps an employee's immunity to Covid-19. Only then will corporations be able to kickstart their business travel.

5 months ago

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Airline Direct Selling Through Travel Agencies May Prove Its Worth After the Crisis

Matthew Parsons, Skift

A crisis brings out either the best or worst in people. Technology is no different, and so-called New Distribution Capability could have a new lease of life.

5 months ago

Global Airline Trade Group Deals Massive Blow to Travel Agencies by Opposing Refunds

Global Airline Trade Group Deals Massive Blow to Travel Agencies by Opposing Refunds

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The association's nod to airlines that they can withhold cash will not mean much without official government recognition, meaning the refund debate has just become political.

6 months ago