Articles tagged “U.S. airlines”

JetBlue Founder Delays Launch of His New Airline to 2021 Starting in Southeastern U.S.

JetBlue Founder Delays Launch of His New Airline to 2021 Starting in Southeastern U.S.

Brian Sumers, Skift

At some point, the U.S. airline industry will have a robust recovery. But given the depth of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is unlikely this will happen next year. Breeze Airways may have a rough go at first.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airline Industry Reportedly Left Out of New Senate Virus Aid Bill

U.S. Airline Industry Reportedly Left Out of New Senate Virus Aid Bill

David Shepardson and Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

If legislators fail to fund airlines, thousands of employees temporarily will lose their jobs. It's a horrible outcome, but it is probably the right move. The U.S. airline industry is shrinking because of a lack of demand, and those workers will not be needed for the foreseeable future.

2 months ago

Private Jet Operators Are Stealing Passengers from U.S. Airlines

Private Jet Operators Are Stealing Passengers from U.S. Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Private jet operators did not do well in the Great Recession. When March hit, they figured they were stuck in another disaster. But things have turned out better than expected.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

Brian Sumers, Skift

The easy move is for U.S. airlines to take billions of dollars in new subsidies, if offered by the government. But there could be future repercussions.

2 months ago

Russia Leads Rebound Helped by International Flights: Latest Skift Recovery Index

Russia Leads Rebound Helped by International Flights: Latest Skift Recovery Index

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Skift Research keeps analyzing how the travel recovery is shaping up. It’s needed, because demand remains volatile and none of the 22 markets tracked in the Skift Recovery Index is above 50 percent of prior year performance.

3 months ago

How Southwest Plans to Shrink by 25 Percent But Not Lay Off Workers

How Southwest Plans to Shrink by 25 Percent But Not Lay Off Workers

Madhu Unnikrishnan

By any measure, the second quarter has been historically awful for the U.S. airline industry, and Southwest was no exception. Green shoots at the start of the quarter have been crushed as Covid-19 continues to rampage across the U.S.

3 months ago

Most U.S. Airlines Sign Letters of Intent for Their Share of $25 Billion in Federal Aid

Most U.S. Airlines Sign Letters of Intent for Their Share of $25 Billion in Federal Aid

Tracy Rucinski, Reuters

How many times do we have to write this? U.S. airlines are in big trouble. Some travelers are returning, yes. But not enough for airlines to refuse aid, or keep all their employees.

4 months ago

The Coming Apocalypse for U.S. Airline Labor

The Coming Apocalypse for U.S. Airline Labor

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

A travel recovery may be starting, but it may not be enough to save thousands of U.S. airline jobs. Unless Congress acts to extend payroll protections, mass layoffs could start on October 1.

4 months ago

U.S. Airlines Seek Revenue From ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives’ Travel

U.S. Airlines Seek Revenue From ‘Visiting Friends and Relatives’ Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. carriers had identified travelers visiting friends and relatives as a bright spot, even amid the Covid-19 pandemic. But as cases continue to rise, some travelers may change their minds and cancel their plans.

4 months ago

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

Jay Shabat, Skift

No other country or region has an airline industry as strong as that of the U.S. What's the secret? Have U.S. airlines cracked the perennially difficult code to airline profitability, and will it last? Skift Airline Weekly dove deep and zeroed in on trends that explain the U.S. airlines' success.

8 months ago

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

JetBlue CEO Warns Flight Shaming Is Coming to the U.S.

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

It may have started as a fringe movement in Sweden, but flight shaming is coming to the U.S. JetBlue plans to head it off at the pass by investing in offsetting programs and biofuels. But its real green deal may be in its new aircraft.

9 months ago

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

U.S. Major Airlines Restart Fight Over Open Skies

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

A long-simmering fight over Open Skies is boiling over again and is dividing the U.S. airline industry. The U.S. major carriers say Air Italy is a Trojan horse for Qatar Airways to expand in the U.S. JetBlue and the cargo carriers argue changing the rules of the game now would invite retaliation.

2 years ago