Articles tagged “iran”

Airlines in the Spotlight Over Iran Flight Strategy

Airlines in the Spotlight Over Iran Flight Strategy

David Koenig, Associated Press

U.S. authorities were on the case even before the downing of the Ukraine International Airlines jet but it took some carriers longer to make a decision.

9 months ago

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

David Koenig, Associated Press

As this story states, it is much too early to know what happened Wednesday in Iran. Let's not rush to conclusions about what this may or may not mean for Boeing until we know more.

10 months ago

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

FAA Warns Airlines of ‘Increasing Inadvertent Risk’ in Gulf Region

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Tensions in the Gulf region aren't going anywhere, and the FAA warns that the instability has the capacity to spread to airlines.

1 year ago

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Interest in Iran Tours Rising Globally Despite Americans’ Fears

Maria Lenhart, Skift

With tensions between the U.S. and Iranian governments escalating, tour operators report that some Americans are rethinking their travel plans. However travelers from other countries are undeterred, and interest in Iran continues to grow.

1 year ago

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Demand for Iran Tours Rising Despite U.S. Falloff

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As antagonism intensifies between the Trump administration and Iran, some American tourists are rethinking plans to visit the country. Barring the start of military activity, tour operators say Iran is a safe and hospitable destination even for U.S. visitors.

1 year ago

Iran Crisis Prompts United to Stop Flying to Mumbai

Iran Crisis Prompts United to Stop Flying to Mumbai

Brian Sumers, Skift

Mumbai is a big route for United. It uses its flagship aircraft. But it's probably best to err on the side of safety.

1 year ago

Trump Sanctions Give Iran’s Qeshm Island a Big Tourism Lift

Trump Sanctions Give Iran’s Qeshm Island a Big Tourism Lift

Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg

One destination in Iran is finding its business booming after President Donald Trump reimposed U.S. sanctions on the country. The reason: It’s too expensive now for many citizens to vacation elsewhere.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Norwegian Air Jet Stuck in Iran Returns Home

Niklas Magnusson, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air's predicament was compounded by the U.S. government shutdown because that delayed working around U.S. sanctions on Iran.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air Caught in Bureaucratic Tangle After Emergency Landing In Iran

Norwegian Air Caught in Bureaucratic Tangle After Emergency Landing In Iran

Ladane Nasseri, Bloomberg

Iran probably is not the best place to land a new U.S-made aircraft operated by a European airline. But sometimes you just need to get on the ground and deal with consequences later.

2 years ago

European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

European Airline Giants Cancel Iran Services as U.S. Sanctions Begin to Bite

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Fringe airline routes are always susceptible to geopolitical changes, and at the moment, flights to Tehran just aren't pulling their weight. The beauty of the business though is if things change, they can always go back.

2 years ago

European Airlines Among Biggest Losers of U.S. Iran Nuclear Deal Nix

European Airlines Among Biggest Losers of U.S. Iran Nuclear Deal Nix

Chiara Remondini, Bloomberg

Investors aren't predicting a doomsday scenario for airlines from the U.S. decision. But like some other decisions made by President Trump, the travel industry stands to lose the most.

2 years ago

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Iranians’ Vacations Are Surging During Holiday Break

Arsalan Shahla, Ladane Nasseri, and Anthony DiPaola, Bloomberg

Like the Lunar New Year in China, Iran's holiday could increasingly strain its infrastructure. Anyone who can offer a smoother, quicker travel experience for these families could make some money.

3 years ago