Articles tagged “transavia”

Air France-KLM is Encouraged but ‘Not Euphoric’ by Recent Improvement

Air France-KLM is Encouraged but ‘Not Euphoric’ by Recent Improvement

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Air France-KLM had a surprisingly profitable 2016 considering the company has not yet implemented its strategy to thwart long-haul, low-cost airlines. But remember, most of the good stuff is happening at KLM, which, despite being smaller than Air France, posted much higher profits.

5 days ago

KLM Grew its Passenger Tally in 2016 While Sibling Air France Shrunk

KLM Grew its Passenger Tally in 2016 While Sibling Air France Shrunk

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

Compared to Europe's other two major airline companies — International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Group — Air France-KLM is slightly behind in creating a cohesive strategy to try to compete with low cost airlines. That means, for the foreseeable future, the company may struggle relative to its peers.

1 month ago

Air France-KLM’s New Strategic Plan, Explained

Air France-KLM’s New Strategic Plan, Explained

Brian Sumers, Skift

Giant legacy companies the size of Air France-KLM have trouble innovating regardless of the industry. We can give it some credit for trying, but it's not clear the strategies outlined this week will markedly change the company's fortunes.

4 months ago

How to Build a Low-Cost Travel Brand That’s Lean Without Being Mean

How to Build a Low-Cost Travel Brand That’s Lean Without Being Mean

Marisa Garcia, Skift

If consumers don't value some of the extras offered in the market, or worse still see them as an impediment to their journey, these brands believe it's best to eliminate them. Sure, doing so saves them money and creates lean processes, but it also differentiates the brand and creates positive associations for those consumers who are fed up with fluff, hype, and inflated travel costs.

10 months ago

Interview: Ryanair CEO on How Low-Cost Carriers Can Help European Airlines Prosper Again

Interview: Ryanair CEO on How Low-Cost Carriers Can Help European Airlines Prosper Again

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We believe that a partnership between Norwegian and Ryanair makes sense and could take off with few complications. But we don't believe converting long-term rivals to new friends is done easily in aviation. Still, if anyone could argue until this gets done, it would be O'Leary--with credit going to Willie Walsh. That alone is a remarkable thing.

12 months ago

Air France’s Pilot Strike Cost the Airline at Least $631 Million

Air France’s Pilot Strike Cost the Airline at Least $631 Million

Associated Press

Air France may be overplaying the cost to gain sympathy, but it is significant no matter whether they're fudging the numbers or not.

2 years ago

Air France Says It Won’t Back Off Low-Cost Carrier Push, Despite Pilot Strike

Air France Says It Won’t Back Off Low-Cost Carrier Push, Despite Pilot Strike

Associated Press

Pilots should at least push to give the airline a better name.

2 years ago

Air France May Just Kill Low-Cost Carrier Expansion Because of Strike

Air France May Just Kill Low-Cost Carrier Expansion Because of Strike

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

One rarely mentioned negative about Air France's low-cost carrier: It's very terrible name. Transavia sounds like a prescription drug.

2 years ago