Articles tagged “vueling”

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Interview: IAG CEO on Protectionism, Low-Cost Competition and Passenger Experience

Brian Sumers, Skift

Willie Walsh is not afraid to make decisions that anger employee unions and disappoint some passengers. That may seem like poor strategy, but it's a big part of the reason that International Airlines Group is in better shape than most of Europe's other airlines. Sometimes, an executive must make unpopular decisions to ensure the long-term success of a business.

7 months ago

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

British Airways Parent Warns of Brexit-Related Profit Decline

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's a tough market for European airlines, who must deal with concerns about terrorism, as well as economic uncertainty. Things could get worse before they improve.

11 months ago

How 4 European Low-Cost Carriers Are Preparing for Their Own Brexit

How 4 European Low-Cost Carriers Are Preparing for Their Own Brexit

Brian Sumers, Skift

Despite all the sabre-rattling, it could be business as usual for Europe's low cost carriers even if the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

12 months ago

6 Insights From Vueling’s CEO on Running the Contrarian Low-Cost Carrier

6 Insights From Vueling’s CEO on Running the Contrarian Low-Cost Carrier

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Vueling has pushed the technology envelope in the airline industry, benefiting not only its European customers but airline passengers around the world. That it's not done innovating yet is a very exciting thing for tomorrow's passenger experience.

2 years ago

A Field Guide to Understanding the World’s Airline Designs

A Field Guide to Understanding the World’s Airline Designs

Jonny Clark, TheDesignAir

How do carriers translate this into a paint scheme, changing familiar and regular airframes templates such as the 737 from a low cost carrier to a premium carrier and vice versa? We explore.

3 years ago

3 Failing Strategies Behind European Legacy Airlines’ Battle With Ryanair

3 Failing Strategies Behind European Legacy Airlines’ Battle With Ryanair

Marisa Garcia, Skift

You really can’t be an eagle in crow’s feathers. They don’t look very good and can fall off in-flight.

3 years ago

Ryanair Profits More Than Double After Business Travel Push and Charm Offensive

Ryanair Profits More Than Double After Business Travel Push and Charm Offensive

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

CEO Michael O'Leary's plan to stay out of the limelight so that the focus can be on Ryanair's performance looks like it's beginning to pay off.

3 years ago

On the Way to a Strong Q1, British Airways Cuts Losses at Iberia in Half

On the Way to a Strong Q1, British Airways Cuts Losses at Iberia in Half

Reuters

Will it turn out to be that Willie Walsh was right all along? It's beginning to, gulp, look that way.

3 years ago

Lufthansa’s Pilots Enter Pay Negotiations in a Climate of Cuts

Lufthansa’s Pilots Enter Pay Negotiations in a Climate of Cuts

Richard Weiss, Skift

Lufthansa's new management team has the wind at its back as it goes up against the airline's pilots.

3 years ago

British Airways Parent Company Locks in Last Labor Deal With Iberia Unit

British Airways Parent Company Locks in Last Labor Deal With Iberia Unit

Angeline Benoit and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

After what looked like certain impending doom last year, IAG's Willie Walsh has accomplished nearly everything he's set out to do in Spain. Up next: Profitability.

3 years ago

Spanish Low-Cost Carrier Vueling is Building a Base in Rome

Spanish Low-Cost Carrier Vueling is Building a Base in Rome

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Vueling has a distinctive enough product, but it's also betting on the continued weakness of Alitalia and is hoping to pick up its disgruntled passengers.

3 years ago

Spanish Budget Airline Vueling Plans to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi Next Month

Spanish Budget Airline Vueling Plans to Launch In-Flight Wi-Fi Next Month

Robert Wall and Chris Jasper, Bloomberg

Low-cost carriers are adding extra features to cater to business travelers, but the challenge is to add premiums without straying from the business model proven to produce profits.

4 years ago