Articles tagged “national airlines”

Argentina’s State-Run Airline Tries Evolving for a Fragile South American Market

Argentina’s State-Run Airline Tries Evolving for a Fragile South American Market

Kristin Majcher, Skift

Aerolíneas Argentinas has focused heavily on improving its efficiency and customer service in a more competitive aviation industry, but its strategy could change depending on the outcome of Argentina’s upcoming national elections.

1 month ago

Kenya Considers a Full Takeover of Its National Airline

Kenya Considers a Full Takeover of Its National Airline

Bella Genga, Bloomberg

Kenya Airways has made progress on a financial turnaround after a prolonged political crisis in its domestic market, rising competition from rival state-owned airlines on the continent, and a costly restructuring. The airline isn't in the clear yet, but things look promising.

9 months ago

South African Airways Floats the Idea of an IPO

South African Airways Floats the Idea of an IPO

Loni Prinsloo, Bloomberg

Is this really a viable plan? We'll believe it when we see it.

1 year ago

Banks Won’t Lend South African Airways Any More Money

Banks Won’t Lend South African Airways Any More Money

Paul Burkhardt, Bloomberg

South African Airways has lost money for six consecutive years, and it makes sense that banks have run out of patience. There's also little chance that Abu Dhabi-based Emirates might take an equity share in South African Airways.

1 year ago

Why Do National Airlines Still Exist?

Why Do National Airlines Still Exist?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many politicians fear their nations will be irrelevant if they abandon their money-losing flag airlines. That's probably a stretch. In most places, the market likely would fill the gap — provided the government got out of the way. But national pride is powerful, and few people want to see storied brands disappear.

1 year ago