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United Airlines Takes $10.5 Million Stake in Affiliate Mesa

United Airlines took a nearly 10 percent stake in its regional partner Mesa Air Group in a deal unveiled after markets closed. The transaction is worth an estimated $10.5 million based on the closing price of Mesa's stock of $2.61 per share on Monday. The 4.04 million shares were issued as part of a larger…

Airline Weekly

United Confronts New Realities

Polite. Complimentary. Respectful. Nobody would use these adjectives to describe Scott Kirby’s attitude toward low-cost airlines.

United Confronts New Realities

Hotels

Ace Hotels Acquired by Sortis and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Sortis Holdings acquires Ace Hotels for $85 million, business travelers seek more conference networking, and GetYourGuide CEO talks reimagining search for travel experiences.

Ace Hotels Acquired by Sortis and Other Top Stories This Week

Airline Weekly

United Comes Out Swinging

Was that a hint of an Irish accent when United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby took down the U.S. industry for being unprepared for the post-Covid operating reality?

United Comes Out Swinging

Airline Weekly

U.S. Airlines Now Balancing Strong Ticket Sales With Escalating Costs

U.S. airlines are walking the thin tight rope between strong travel demand and rapidly rising costs.

U.S. Airlines Now Balancing Strong Ticket Sales With Escalating Costs

Airlines

United CEO: Things Have Changed

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at what United’s CEO thinks about the state of the industry, car rental companies’ very good year, and a new booking site for cruisers.

United CEO: Things Have Changed

Airlines

United CEO Says U.S. Airline Industry Unprepared for Post-Pandemic Realities

United CEO Scott Kirby says woe to the airline that thinks it can operate like it did before the pandemic.

United CEO Says U.S. Airline Industry Unprepared for Post-Pandemic Realities

Airline Weekly

Air New Zealand Prepares for New Competition from Qantas and Delta

Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran says his airline is ready for new competition on its home turf.

Air New Zealand Prepares for New Competition from Qantas and Delta

Airlines

Airlines Forced to Wait Before Making the Most of China Reopening

Travel is returning to China, but don't expect the floodgates to open just yet as airlines and governments opt to tread cautiously.

Airlines Forced to Wait Before Making the Most of China Reopening

Airlines

New Pilot Contracts to Drive Up Costs at U.S. Airlines

The revenge-like rebound in travel demand is not the only thing going up. Airline costs are also rising as major carriers race to hire pilots. Analysts anticipate headwinds against 2023 margins in the midst of fallen share prices and uncertain economic climate.

New Pilot Contracts to Drive Up Costs at U.S. Airlines