Articles tagged “iata”

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.

7 days 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.

2 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.

2 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.

3 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?

4 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 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.

7 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.

10 months ago