Articles tagged “new distribution capability”

Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

For years, a handful of large airline groups outside of the U.S. have slapped surcharges on airfare sold via legacy technology. Hawaiian is the first U.S.-based airline to add distribution surcharges.

Hawaiian Airlines Surprises With Breakaway Distribution Strategy

Travel Technology

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Western companies such as Hopper and Amadeus are lining up to sell enterprise tech solutions to Trip.com Group. That's because the Chinese travel powerhouse is in a shopping mood. It sees back-end technology as critical for making further market share gains in Europe.

Trip.com Bolsters Flight Search Engine to Boost European Bookings

Airlines

Iberia Airlines Sees New Distribution Tactic as Way to Nose Ahead of Rivals

The Spanish flag carrier is overhauling its distribution process and plans to introduce new products in 2022. Its story provides insight into a flurry of announcements by other carriers aiming to make similar moves.

Iberia Airlines Sees New Distribution Tactic as Way to Nose Ahead of Rivals

Travel Technology

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

The story of why Tye Radcliffe, who had been the top distribution executive at United, recently took a role at Accelya suggests a broader tale about a shift in tech dynamism between airlines and vendors.

Why This Top United Airlines Exec Jumped to a Tech Vendor

Airlines

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

The American versus Sabre lawsuit touches on bigger questions of how to fairly display ticket prices to agencies and consumers. Most tech providers and regulators must face these questions as airlines unbundle and repackage more airfares and upsells.

Sabre Calls American Airlines a ‘Jilted Suitor’ in Response to Suit Over Delta Deal

Airlines

Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber

Suddenly the phrase "continuous pricing" is on the lips of airline executives worldwide. The reason is that price competition will be fierce once international air travel rebounds. The new pricing method promises to help airlines extract the most money possible from passengers based on their willingness to pay.

Air France-KLM Joins Airlines Getting Ahead of Fare Wars by Mimicking Uber

Airlines

British Airways Says Pandemic Isn’t Deterring Agency Support for Booking Tickets With New Tech Method

When the pandemic hit, some industry leaders forecast airlines and travel agencies would set aside their plans to reshape how tickets are distributed and sold. But a top executive at British Airways has some evidence to the contrary.

British Airways Says Pandemic Isn’t Deterring Agency Support for Booking Tickets With New Tech Method

Airlines

Qantas Pursues Breakaway Distribution Strategy Despite Grumbling From Some Travel Agencies

Qantas has been coy about its bold distribution strategy launched last year, rarely talking about it since the pandemic struck. Here's an update from the company, plus what you need to know that's missing in its official statements.

Qantas Pursues Breakaway Distribution Strategy Despite Grumbling From Some Travel Agencies

Online Travel

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Lufthansa Group may have done more than any other airline group to aggravate Amadeus, Travelport, and especially Sabre in recent years. Yet a grudging truce in the distribution battle may be possible, according to this exclusive interview with a top executive.

Lufthansa Group Shifts to Next Phase of Its Pioneering Distribution Strategy

Online Travel

New Singapore Airlines Deal Signals a More Flexible Travelport on Distribution Tech

Airlines are flying in different directions in the distribution debate. Travelport's deal with Singapore Airlines offers a middle ground between Lufthansa's hardline approach and Air France's cuddlier one.

New Singapore Airlines Deal Signals a More Flexible Travelport on Distribution Tech