Articles tagged “transatlantic”

Richard Branson Changes Mind on Selling Virgin Atlantic Stake

Richard Branson Changes Mind on Selling Virgin Atlantic Stake

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

This might be a win-win for all sides involved, especially given the expanded joint venture already in the works. Richard Branson gets to keep control of his beloved airline and Air France-KLM Group can use the money elsewhere.

3 months ago

Norwegian Air’s New CEO Sees First Priority As Returning to Profits

Norwegian Air’s New CEO Sees First Priority As Returning to Profits

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Interestingly, new Norwegian Air chief Jacob Schram has plenty of experience dealing with takeovers and mergers from his time in the retail trade. Might Norwegian want to tap this experience as part of future plans?

3 months ago

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Why JetBlue Is Happy to See the Summer End

Patrick Whyte, Skift

JetBlue has had to navigate a tricky last few months. Reading between the lines, it seems that it's the international routes that are the problem with domestic demand still strong.

6 months ago

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Max Grounding Forces Norwegian to Abandon Irish Transatlantic Routes

Associated Press

The Max was key to making some of these routes work for Norwegian and with the aircraft still out of action it probably had little choice.

6 months ago

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Norwegian Blames 737 Max Grounding for Potentially Another Year Without Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It’s good news on the cost-cutting front, but Norwegian is still looking at a bumpy 2019, thanks in part to the continuing uncertainty over the Max aircraft.

10 months ago

United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

United Finds Way to Make Up for Weak Transatlantic Economy Sales

Brian Sumers, Skift

Now is the time to score deals for economy class travel between the United States and Europe. Come April, people will want to fly transatlantic again and prices will go up.

1 year ago

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Can Cunard Create a New Hospitality Model for the Next Generation of Cruisers?

Colin Nagy, Skift

Cunard is striking an interesting balance between old-school, traditional luxury and fast-paced, data-driven, adaptive hospitality on its longer journeys across the sea. As competition heats up, the line needs to make a compelling sell to attract a younger audience. But a few currents and trends are colliding that just might make this possible.

1 year ago

Pros and Cons of JetBlue’s Possible European Expansion

Pros and Cons of JetBlue’s Possible European Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

JetBlue's proposal to fly to Europe isn't a bet-the-company idea. But it's important, and the airline wants to get it right. It's no surprise the airline has been studying transatlantic flights for several years. This year, it expects to finally make a decision.

1 year ago

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

Europe’s airline sector is a mix of thriving and struggling carriers. It’s also a mix of welcome developments, like booming transatlantic demand, and very unwelcome ones, like severe air traffic control delays.

1 year ago

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Air Canada Struggles With How to Fill Planes in Winter

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada has built a successful business flying customers between North America and Europe during the summer. But much of that business dries up the rest of the year. Now, Air Canada wants to find a way to produce more revenue in winter. Can it succeed?

1 year ago

JetBlue Keeps Hinting It Will Bring Its Mint Business Class to Europe

JetBlue Keeps Hinting It Will Bring Its Mint Business Class to Europe

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue is such a tease. Depending on the day or the media outlet, JetBlue is either very interested in flying to Europe or only kind of intrigued. We'd love to see the airline finally make a decision.

1 year ago

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Trump’s Laptop Ban Could Be Expanded to Arrivals From the UK

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Given how big a market transatlantic aviation is, any move to extend the ban to flights coming from the UK would have a huge impact. Crucially, it could also impact U.S. airlines.

3 years ago