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United Airlines’ Quest for New Revenue Bucks Trend Toward Simplicity

United Airlines’ Quest for New Revenue Bucks Trend Toward Simplicity

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is taking more chances than the typical risk-averse airline. That should help it boost revenue. But will it all be too complicated for the airline's operational teams?

4 hours ago

United Airlines Ups 2019 Profit Forecast as Demand Jumps

United Airlines Ups 2019 Profit Forecast as Demand Jumps

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

This is not the same United Airlines former CEO Jeff Smisek mismanaged earlier in the decade. The newish management team is on a roll, as the airline's financial statements show. How long can it last?

1 day ago

Delta Air Lines and 3 Other Groups Will Work to Rescue Alitalia

Delta Air Lines and 3 Other Groups Will Work to Rescue Alitalia

Associated Press

The group charged with ensuring Alitalia's long-term survival is unusual. The four entities involved in the airline's future are the state railway, the Italian treasury, Delta Air Lines, and a company known for operating highways and airports. What could go wrong?

1 day ago

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Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

Mobile Solutions Evolve as a Key Driver for Personalization In The Airline Industry

IBM + Skift

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5 days ago

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Ryanair Cuts Growth Plans as Boeing 737 Max Crisis Drags On

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

The Boeing crisis is one that was always going to affect airlines' balance sheets, but with Ryanair making contingency plans stretching into summer 2020, it's becoming clear just how deleterious this grounding might be to some carriers' bottom lines.

2 days ago

Delta Sees Stronger Direct Sales From Loyal Customers

Delta Sees Stronger Direct Sales From Loyal Customers

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta's strategy now appears to be driving loyalty in a different way: Instead of flying on the carrier because of SkyMiles, passengers simply want to fly on a better product.

2 days ago

Potential Investors Taking Their Time Over Alitalia Rescue

Potential Investors Taking Their Time Over Alitalia Rescue

John Follain and Tommaso Ebhardt, Boomberg

It sounds like Alitalia's rescue isn't imminent and with the carrier reportedly racking up losses of $789,000 a day you can hardly blame potential investors for being careful.

2 days ago

FAA Sources Say the Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Until 2020

FAA Sources Say the Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Until 2020

Julie Johnsson and Amanda Albright, Bloomberg

It's more bad news for the Max: the jet may well be grounded until early next year, later than guidance Boeing is providing to customers. Boeing's confidence in the software fix is beginning to look unconvincing.

3 days ago

Alitalia Rescue Plan May Boost Delta’s Stake

Alitalia Rescue Plan May Boost Delta’s Stake

John Follain and Tommaso Ebhardt, Bloomberg

The saga of Alitalia seems never-ending with a new bid deadline set for Monday. Delta has been growing its global partnerships so the beleaguered Italian airline might make strategic sense, but expect a few more twists and turns before this is over.

4 days ago

Delta’s Loyalty Offering Improves Direct Booking and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Delta’s Loyalty Offering Improves Direct Booking and 4 Other Aviation Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in aviation, Delta's investment in its loyalty program leads to happy customers and better business. Plus, we make a tough choice as to what we believe it the most exciting region for airlines so far this year. Check out the story to read where it is and why.

4 days ago

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

When British Airways parent company IAG announced the order of Boeing 737 Maxes at the Paris Air Show last month, many saw it as a decision motivated by cost and fleet diversification. It turns out, CEO Willie Walsh was unimpressed with Airbus, too.

6 days ago

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

How Delta’s Loyalty Offering Is Improving Its Direct Booking Business

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another strong quarter for Delta. Investing to create more customer loyalty is paying off. What a concept: doing what it takes to keep people keep coming back.

6 days ago