Articles tagged “long-haul”

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We can tell you unequivocally that Project Sunrise, as Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describes his plans for direct service to London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Chicago, would not indeed be the "last frontier" of aviation. But it would be a mighty fine step.

2 months ago

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Raini Hamdi, Skift

IndiGo’s appointment of veteran airline CEO Ronojoy Dutta to lead its aggressive expansion, particularly into new long-haul territory, is a fresh departure from the woes of non-happening Air India or Jet Airways.

3 months ago

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Irene García Pérez and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Low-cost airlines grew up on short-haul flights, and haven't made a smooth transition into the long-haul arena. With fewer resources at far-flung airports, carriers like Norwegian and AirAsia X often don't have adequate backup plans.

3 months ago

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed our last Skift Call? This podcast has you covered. Tune in to hear from our aviation experts about why low-cost airlines and long-haul travel are not the perfect mix for profitability.

6 months ago

Norwegian Cuts the Only Budget London-Singapore Flight

Norwegian Cuts the Only Budget London-Singapore Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Plenty of short budget flights remain popular among travelers, but the economics of low-cost long-haul are still tricky, and rising fuel prices don't help.

7 months ago

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Norwegian CEO Not Interested in Selling to British Airways Owner

Jonas Cho Walsgard and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

There we have it: Norwegian's CEO doesn't want to do a deal with IAG. That's not necessarily the end of the story, however. These things can change pretty quickly.

1 year ago

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Just after this story was written, Qantas rival Air New Zealand announced a new nonstop from Auckland to Chicago. Air New Zealand's main hub in Auckland is closer to Chicago than Qantas' Sydney base, so Air New Zealand has an advantage. But Qantas can probably make Brisbane-Chicago work.

1 year ago

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Norwegian Air’s Flights to Brazil Highlight Latin America Focus in 2018

Carolina Millan and Jorgelina do Rosario, Bloomberg

Norwegian Air has an ambitious agenda in Latin America. In addition to the flights to Brazil, Norwegian is flying to Argentina, where it will have a robust domestic route network, as well, despite regulatory challenges.

1 year ago

Indian Low-Cost Airline IndiGo Wants to Expand Into Long-Haul Flights

Indian Low-Cost Airline IndiGo Wants to Expand Into Long-Haul Flights

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Indian airlines have long been underrepresented on long-haul routes, permitting Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways to become defacto national carriers. It's nice to see a strong Indian airline adding widebody jets.

1 year ago

New Longest Flight by U.S. Carrier Is United’s San Francisco-Singapore Route

New Longest Flight by U.S. Carrier Is United’s San Francisco-Singapore Route

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Cheap fuel makes long-haul affordable, but United will have to content with passengers who start loving this route yet worry the rug will be yanked out from under them when costs go back up.

3 years ago