Articles tagged “iran”

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.

5 months 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.

8 months 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.

10 months ago

Boeing Wins Another Big Potential Sale in Iran

Boeing Wins Another Big Potential Sale in Iran

Julie Johnsson, Terrence Dopp and Richard Clough, Bloomberg

There are so many unknowns. We don't know whether the U.S. government will allow the sale to go through. And we don't know whether Iran's airlines can absorb or pay for all the aircraft they've ordered. They certainly need new planes, but perhaps not hundreds of them from Airbus and Boeing.

2 years ago

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

U.S. Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

Jason Clampet, Skift

This is good news for travel and tourism, but what travelers and business leaders are looking for here is some semblance of consistency by the U.S. on who can come into the U.S. and how.

2 years ago

Trump’s Actions Endanger Tourism Between the U.S. and Iran

Trump’s Actions Endanger Tourism Between the U.S. and Iran

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

To many Americans, Iran remains almost as mysterious as it was a century ago due to a lack of tourism. Yet in the past few years, tour operators have hoped that the recent thaw in relations would lead to Iran becoming a tourism-breakout star the way Cuba now is. But Trump's travel restrictions may complicate the travel opportunity.

2 years ago

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Opinion: Open Your Travel Horizons With Banned Country Dinners

Colin Nagy, Skift

I can't think of a more delicious way to take a stand.

2 years ago

What Trump’s Muslim Visa Ban Looks Like From the Middle East

What Trump’s Muslim Visa Ban Looks Like From the Middle East

Ladane Nasseri and Zainab Fattah, Bloomberg

The next four years will be difficult for the travel industry if it has no idea where the insane ideas of an unhinged leader will take us.

2 years ago

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Good news for Boeing and Iran's passengers. But we won't be surprised if this becomes a political issue.

2 years ago

Abercrombie & Kent Views Iran Tours as Big Opportunity for People-to-People Understanding

Abercrombie & Kent Views Iran Tours as Big Opportunity for People-to-People Understanding

Jon Gambrell , Associated Press

Developments in Iran might have created new openings for U.S. visitors to experience the country but the results of the U.S. presidential election may see these opportunities vanishing fairly rapidly. There are rumblings in the U.S. Congress about imposing stiff new sanctions against Iran.

2 years ago

British Airways Will Resume Flights to Iran

British Airways Will Resume Flights to Iran

Associated Press

It's positive sign of increased normalization with the once-pariah country.

2 years ago

Boeing’s Big Sale to Iran Has Turned Political Already

Boeing’s Big Sale to Iran Has Turned Political Already

Richard Lardner, Associated Press

Boeing has factories spread across the U.S. in a manner that transcends party politics. This deal will go through.

3 years ago