Airlines

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

This Is a Golden Age for First Class Airline Travel

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Note that no U.S. carriers are mentioned in this article praising today's first-class cabins. Just saying.

19 mins ago

United’s Fuel Price Hedge and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

United’s Fuel Price Hedge and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

In aviation news this week, United raises ticket prices to help offset rising fuel costs, while Qatar Airway's CEO claims he's ready to pull out of the Oneworld airline alliance for good.

20 hours ago

New Air France-KLM CEO Seals Labor Peace With French Unions

New Air France-KLM CEO Seals Labor Peace With French Unions

Tara Patel, Bloomberg

New Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith pulled off what some thought impossible, by negotiating a new pact with labor. But remember, Smith is still in his honeymoon period. Can he reset labor relations over the long-term? Or is this just a short-term success?

2 days ago

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American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines Looks to Latin America with New and Expanded Routes

American Airlines + Skift

American Airlines is looking south with its new and expanded routes to destinations in Latin America, further securing its position as the leading U.S. airline in the region.

2 weeks ago

Korean Air May Make A Big Widebody Jet Order to Grow Fleet

Korean Air May Make A Big Widebody Jet Order to Grow Fleet

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Korean Air flies the most modern of narrowbody jets — the Airbus A220 — but some of its widebody airplanes are getting older. It's probably time for replacement.

2 days ago

Boeing Risks Becoming a Casualty in the U.S.-China Trade War

Boeing Risks Becoming a Casualty in the U.S.-China Trade War

Bloomberg

Boeing has sought to avoid becoming caught in the trade fight between the U.S. and China, but Xiamen Airlines is in early-stage talks with Airbus, sources say. That doesn't bode well for Boeing.

2 days ago

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

3 days ago

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ryanair Union Dispute Takes Strange Turn

Ellen Milligan, Bloomberg

Whatever the truth of the situation it's safe to say that relations between Ryanair and some of its unions are not getting any better.

3 days ago

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Skift Podcast: The Next Big Challenges for Low-Cost Airlines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Missed our last Skift Call? This podcast has you covered. Tune in to hear from our aviation experts about why low-cost airlines and long-haul travel are not the perfect mix for profitability.

3 days ago

Why American Airlines Is So Obsessed With On-Time Departures

Why American Airlines Is So Obsessed With On-Time Departures

Brian Sumers, Skift

Deep down, American Airlines President Robert Isom is an operations guy. We've rarely seen someone get so excited while talking about what it takes to make sure an airplane departs on time.

3 days ago

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Aaron Kirchfeld, Joyce Koh, Manuel Baigorri and Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Lufthansa owns more ancillary businesses than most airlines, and generally that works out OK. But airline catering is not a growth industry, so maybe it's time for the company to get out of the business.

4 days ago

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Flybe Is the Latest Airline Struggling With Rising Fuel Costs

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Oh dear. Another Flybe profit warning. The same thing happened last October. It's easy for airlines to blame external pressures but much harder for them to admit to—and fix—internal problems.

4 days ago