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Airlines Still Don’t Think New CDC Mask Guidelines Go Far Enough

Airlines Still Don’t Think New CDC Mask Guidelines Go Far Enough

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

New federal guidelines recommending masks on public transport are helpful but don't have the force of law. This continues to place the burden of enforcement on frontline employees.

6 hours ago

Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

Expedia Group Sells SilverRail Back to the Rail Aggregator’s Management

Dennis Schaal, Skift

SilverRail had become an afterthought in Expedia Group's plans as the online travel agency attempts to simplify its portfolio. SilverRail management, however, still believes in the promise of the sector.

1 day ago

U.S. Airport Screenings Top 1 Million: Hiccup or Signs of a Recovery?

U.S. Airport Screenings Top 1 Million: Hiccup or Signs of a Recovery?

Airline Weekly

Saturday was the first time U.S. airports reported more than one million passengers since March, but this is less than half the number on the same day last year. Is this the "steady state" airline executives predicted? It remains to be seen how a possible third wave of coronavirus infections will change air-travel demand.

1 day ago

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Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines Expands Booking Access and Content in the GDS to Reach More Business Travelers

Southwest Airlines + Skift

Southwest Airlines is upping its corporate travel game by significantly expanding its presence in the global distribution system (GDS) network. This is set to enhance the relationship between the airline and its corporate buyers and agencies.

5 months ago

American Airlines Aims to Return the Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by the End of the Year

American Airlines Aims to Return the Boeing 737 Max to the Skies by the End of the Year

Ann Maria Shibu, Reuters

American's repatriation of the troubled Boeing 737 Max depends on certification, a process that has taken several unexpected detours.

2 days ago

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

Air Canada CEO to Retire As Flying Restrictions Take a Toll

Allison Lampert, Reuters

This is a critical juncture for Calin Rovinescu to leave embattled Air Canada. On the other hand, with a substantial golden parachute in the offing, can you blame him?

3 days ago

What United’s CEO Means When He Says It’s the End of the Beginning

What United’s CEO Means When He Says It’s the End of the Beginning

Madhu Unnikrishnan, Skift

Winston Churchill said when the tide began to turn in World War II, it wasn't the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning. United CEO Scott Kirby says the airline industry is at a similar inflection point. Is he right?

5 days ago

Boeing Delivered Just 28 Planes in Third Quarter as Airlines Pare Back

Boeing Delivered Just 28 Planes in Third Quarter as Airlines Pare Back

Airline Weekly

Boeing delivered just 28 aircraft in the third quarter, compared with 62 in the same period last year. Airlines are trimming their fleets with the expectation that travel demand will be depressed for several years.

6 days ago

Delta to Avoid Most Furloughs Even as It Reports Staggering $2.6 Billion Quarterly Loss

Delta to Avoid Most Furloughs Even as It Reports Staggering $2.6 Billion Quarterly Loss

Airline Weekly

Delta is adjusting to its new reality by planning to be a smaller airline for the next couple of years. Part of that is reducing its workforce, which it has accomplished mainly through voluntary separation and leaves of absence.

1 week ago

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes Talks Digital Transformation in Exclusive Skift Interview

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With the closure of its operation in Japan and rumblings about selling its stake in India, AirAsia Group will have to renews its focus on core markets in Southeast Asia. But while the airline operation turns inward, the group's e-commerce operation is gambling on expansion.

1 week ago

What the Ouster of the British Airways CEO Tells Us About the State of European Airlines

What the Ouster of the British Airways CEO Tells Us About the State of European Airlines

Airline Weekly

Alex Cruz, British Airways' CEO since 2016, is out, replaced by Aer Lingus CEO Sean Doyle, as parent company International Airlines Group retrenches for a dark winter ahead. European airlines had seen hope early in the summer, but second-wave coronavirus outbreaks and quarantines in many countries have put a damper on demand.

1 week ago

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz Replaced by Aer Lingus Boss Sean Doyle

British Airways CEO Alex Cruz Replaced by Aer Lingus Boss Sean Doyle

Sarah Young, Reuters

This is more about the new boss bringing in the team he wants rather than laying blame on Cruz for the current state of the airline.

1 week ago