Articles tagged “sas”

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Airlines May Have a Tougher Road to Reducing Plastics Than Hotels

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

It's easy to say that travel companies should ditch plastics to help save the environment, but this will be much harder for airlines than some other sectors.

1 month ago

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Scandinavian Airlines Is Ending Duty-Free Sales to Curb Carbon Emissions

Associated Press

Although this is a step in the right direction, it's difficult to see how much of an impact this will have. Air travel is still a major pollutant and until somebody invents an alternative to jet fuel, it will stay that way.

1 month ago

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

European governments once believed they could rely on the market to ensure their links to the outside world. But many are starting to become more protective of their national airlines. In many ways, it is a return to the past.

1 month ago

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Plastics in Airline Catering Raise Questions About Carbon Emissions

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Airlines have a love-hate relationship with plastics, especially when it comes to food and beverage. Plastics pose a serious environmental threat, but at the same time they're lightweight and thereby help reduce carbon emissions. Can carriers tackle both of these problems at once?

2 months ago

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

The Anti-Flying Movement Is Slowly Starting to Hurt European Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A lot of people feel guilty about flying, but the number prepared to give it up is still pretty small. That's not to say it can't grow, especially as climate change becomes more of a priority. Should we all have the right to cheap flights, even if they are helping to destroy the planet?

2 months ago

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Scandinavian Airlines Settles With Pilots to End Week-Long Strike

Sveinung Sleire and Niklas Magnusson , Bloomberg

Perhaps a larger, more profitable airline could have withstood a longer strike. But SAS is among Europe's smaller carriers, and unlike many of its competitors, it is not owned by a big group. It had to work this out quickly or the airline's future could have been in peril.

2 months ago

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

SAS Scraps Most of Its Flights Due to Pilots Strike

Anna Molin, Bloomberg

As many as 170,000 passengers may be affected through Sunday because of a pilots strike at Scandinavian carrier SAS. Across the globe, a pilots shortage in most markets is strengthening the hand of labor in contract talks.

3 months ago

Brexit’s Ripple Effects Worry Scandinavian Airline SAS

Brexit’s Ripple Effects Worry Scandinavian Airline SAS

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It's not just UK airlines that are concerned about Brexit. An acrimonious departure could create uncertainty all over Europe.

7 months ago

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Ryanair Plans to Capitalize on Norwegian’s Problems

Patrick Whyte, Skift

With Norwegian and others out of the way, Ryanair would have access to more pilots and probably be able to reduce its aircraft costs.

12 months ago

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Higher Fuel Prices Will Put a Profit Squeeze on Airlines

Angus Whitley and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Weak and unprofitable airlines can muddle along when fuel doesn't cost much, but it's a very different story when the price starts to rise. The International Air Transport Association thinks tougher times lie ahead.

1 year ago

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Ryanair Finds One Benefit to Union Recognition

Skift, Patrick Whyte

Ryanair might not have wanted to accept unionization, but one of the consequences could be growth at airports it had previously shunned.

1 year ago

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers

SAS Strives to Fulfill Passenger Dreams and Its Own With Experiences Program for Elite Flyers

Brian Sumers, Skift

We're not surprised SAS frequent flyers love to take trips with the airline's head chef, though we're impressed the airline found 20 takers willing to spend $5,000 a piece (plus 100,000 points) for a five-day trip to Japan.

2 years ago